Heart disease touches us all. The chances are it has already affected you, your family or your friends. Lives are cut short; living is harder. This charity is totally committed to preventing heart disease devastating people’s lives.

As the nation’s heart charity and the biggest funder of heart research in the UK, the BHF focuses on three things:


  • Investing in pioneering research
  • Supporting and caring for heart patients
  • Providing vital information to help people reduce their own risk of dying prematurely from a heart or circulatory related illness.

We urgently need you to help us – both by taking responsibility for your own heart health and by supporting our life saving work. As a charity, the British Heart Foundation relies on donations of time and money.

Together we can beat heart disease for those who live today and those who will live tomorrow.

The Event:


Hearts First Hike – The Chilterns – Sat 10 November 2007


A fantastic, brand new 27 Km (approx 17 mile) circular hike, bisecting the borders of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The route starts and finishes at Ashridge Estate Visitor centre and follows the Ashridge Estate Boundary Trail situated in the North Eastern corner of the Chilterns. The hike is almost entirely off road and takes in many stunning views of the Chiltern Hills and Dunstable Downs as well as much wildlife (keep an eye out for deer in the woods) on route . Much of the route is undulating and there are some challenging inclines along the way.


There will be a basic map to follow and several checkpoints on the route where your hiker number will be recorded and it is up to you to decide where to stop for lunch along the way. But remember you will be up against the lack of daylight in November so plan your stops wisely, in order to complete the hike in good time.


Medals, hot refreshments and a big welcome back will be waiting for you upon your return.


The hike is a great opportunity to get together with friends and colleagues and have a great time for a great cause! If they can’t hike then get them to sponsor you as their support will be vital.


For more information and to register visit www.bhf.org.uk/chilternshike