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Take a look at our general FAQs below for further information on the challenge.

Is the trek for me?

The trek is challenging with participants walking on average 12.5 miles a day over 4 days but it is aimed at people who are keen to get fit with a broad range of experience. You do not need to have done anything like this before. However, we always recommend a sensible training programme leading up to the event and ensure you have the right equipment for long days of walking.

Can I join on my own?

Yes, of course! Many of our supporters sign up for the challenge as an individual - this is a great way to meet new friends. Just leave the team name blank. 

Can I join as part of a team?

Definitely! There is no minimum or maximum size of team. When you register, make sure to add your team name to ensure you are recognised as a team.

Are there any age restrictions to participate?

For safety reasons, all participants must be aged over 18. There is no upper age restriction but any participants over 65 must provide a medical certificate from their doctor stating that they are medically able to take part in the event.

What does the price include?

Our prices are as all-inclusive as possible. All your meals and refreshments during the day of the challenge are included (excluding breakfast on the first day). Accommodation, outward travel from and return travel to the start point is also included.

What isn't included in the price?

The costs of travel to and from the start points, accommodation before the trek begins, holiday insurance. Bar bills are not included so it is advisable to bring enough cash for your evening drinks.

Have a question regarding health and equipment?

Take a look at our FAQs below to find out more.

How fit do I have to be?

You should have a basic level of fitness with the commitment to prepare properly in training for the challenge. If you have any queries about your fitness to do the trek, please consult your doctor. Our training plans will help you on your way to getting the most out of the event.

What do I need to bring with me for the trek?

We will help you with advice on equipment to ensure you pick the right equipment and get the most from your trek and to pick the right equipment. The main items of equipment you’ll need include, walking boots, base layers, waterproofs, wide-brimmed hat, water bottles or hydration bladder and a small day-sack.

Want to find out more about the trek?

Read our trek FAQs for further information.

How much spending money will I need?

You should only need cash for items such as bar drinks in the evening or gifts to take home.

How do I follow the route?

Our trek is fully signposted. There will also be crew leading and following the group to ensure no one will get lost.

How much luggage should I bring and how should I transport it?

In addition to your small day bag that will hold all equipment and supplies you’ll need during the day we ask that your main luggage is soft sided and is no heavier than 15kg. Dress is casual and you will not need anything formal. Your bag will be carried for you in one of our coaches when transporting between hotels.

When do I have to submit my sponsorship money?

We ask that all sponsorship monies are sent to us no later than eight weeks after the last day of the ride.

What is the route like?

All routes will involve hills of some description so it’s a good idea to put in some training for the climbs.

Do we walk in a group?

Our treks are very social with people of all abilities taking part.

Who organises the treks?

The Royal British Legion work with our event delivery partners at Discover Adventure (DAL). DAL are very experienced in organising treks and will cover all aspects of the logistics.

What is the accommodation like for the multi-day events?

Accommodation is in 2/3 star hotels, standards may vary but they have ensuite facilities and are comfortable. Where possible we will always try to keep team members in the same hotels. You will be sharing with another walker unless you have added the single room supplement to your registration. If you know someone else who is on the event you can request to share with them or we will place you with someone of the same gender and similar age.

What is the food like on the multi-day events?

Breakfast and an evening meal will be served in the hotel. Lunch will be provided at a designated lunch stop and there will be lots of carbohydrates for refuelling. There will also water stops en route. However it is a good idea to bring snacks with you for the day to keep your energy up on when walking.

Need some fundraising support?

Take a look at our fundraising FAQs below to find out more.

What fundraising support will I recieve?

Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive a welcome email containing lots of information and advice about raising money for The Royal British Legion. Posters to publicise your participation in the event and collection pots are also available on request. In addition, the Legion team are on hand to support you every step of the way!

How do I go about raising money online?

We’ll include all the information you need in your registration pack when you sign up to the event. You'll also receive a link to set up your online Arctic JustGiving page. Please remember to send us the link to your page so we can ensure all donations are credited to you.

Can we fundraise as a team?

Yes. This is very easy online as both Virgin Money Giving and JustGiving have facilities to set up team pages. Please remember to let us know the link to your page so we can ensure all donations are credited to the team.

Can I Gift Aid my personal donations?

Yes, if you are a UK tax payer. You cannot claim Gift Aid on a donation from a public collection or fundraising event, unless each individual donor has submitted a Gift Aid Declaration. For more information, please read our Gift Aid information.

Any further questions?

If you have any other questions or would like more details on the items above, don’t forget you can always contact us at events@britishlegion.org.uk or call us on 0333 011 4500.


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