There are 20 checkpoints across the four routes. Take a look at the pages for the various routes to see which of the checkpoints are covered for each route. Here is a summary of the checkpoints and their locations.
This is the start location for the Classic only. It is located in Purley-on-Thames
This is the start location for the Scout event and is located in the village of Pangbourne.
This is the first checkpoint arrived at by Classic and Scout hikers. It is located near to the village of Goring-on-Thames.
This is the second checkpoint arrived at by Classic and Scout hikers.
This is the third checkpoint arrived at by Classic and Scout hikers. It is also a major refreshment and first aid point. The checkpoint is on part of The Ridgeway.
This is an off-road checkpoint and fourth in sequence. It is visited by Classic and Scout hikers.
This location was the start of the Explorer event until 2018, hikers having been transported out from Tilehurst. It is visited by Classic and Tim's Junket hikers. From 2013 it was no longer visited by Scout teams. It is located in the village of Blewbury.
This off-road location was a new checkpoint for 2013 and is only for Scout teams. The location is by an old railway bridge that was once part of the DNSR.
This location is visited by Classic and Explorer teams. It is located between Blewbury and Catmore on The Ridgeway
This location is visited by Classic and Explorer teams. It is located between East Hendred and East Ilsley in the tiny hamlet of Catmore.
This location is based at the Ilsleys Primary School in East Ilsley and is visited by all hikers. Prior to 2013 it was the end for Scout and Jubilee hikers.
This off-road location was a new checkpoint from 2013 and covers Tim's Junket and Scout routes. It is located between East Ilsley and Compton.
This was a new location from 2013 based at Compton Scout HQ in the village of Compton in West Berkshire. It provides a finish location for Scout teams as well as a start and finish for Tim's Junket, from 2018 the Explorer hike also checks-in and starts here.
This location is west of Hampsread Norreys and is for Explorer and Classic hikers.
This location just east of Hampstead Norreys is for Explorer and Classic hikers.
This off-road checkpoint location is for Explorer and Classic hikers. It is located between Haw Farm and Pangbourne College.
This checkpoint is located at Pangbourne College and is for Explorer and Classic hikers.
This off-road location is for Explorer and Classic hikers.
This landmark location is situated next to Tilehurst Water Tower for Explorer and Classic hikers.
This is the final location of the Explorer and Classic events. It is also the check-in location for the Classic event and is the main control centre for the Three Towers Hike.