Hundreds of people braved the elements to take part in the fifth Chilterns Three Peaks Challenge yesterday.
The annual fundraiser for Rennie Grove Hospice Care has raised more than £300,000 for the good cause.
Participants in this year’s event are thought to have raised another £50,000 in sponsorship for the good cause, which cares for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
The charity has a day hospice in St Albans and nurses that care for patients in their own homes.
More than 550 people took part in Sunday’s challenge – which included five, nine and 18-mile route options up Whiteleaf Cross, Coombe Hill and Ivinghoe Beacon.
Tring mayor Roxanne Ransley greeted walkers at the five-mile mark at Tring Station and gave each of them a medal.
Walkers included Heather Travis, owner of Tring-based recruitment business Travis Research Europe.
She said: “I have known a number of people who have been cared for by the charity in the past and a friend of mine is currently being supported by them.
“I think it is lovely for people to have the chance to receive hospice care at home and the support for families is also really important.
“I have always found it to be a very friendly charity and that was certainly reflected in the lovely atmosphere throughout the walk today.”
Rennie Grove chief executive Jenny Provin took part in the event this year, tackling the nine-mile route with her husband Luiz and sister, Sarah.
Jenny said: “I found it absolutely inspiring that so many people took part and were all so happy and excited to be involved with the charity.
“It is heartwarming to see people from all parts of the local community making their contributions to what was an incredible day.”