Poppy Trek 2021 participants
  • Hikes

  • Epsom, Surrey

  • £25

Challenge yourself as we hike the beautiful Surrey Hills. Support our Armed Forces community & their families today.

Starting at a Centenary Woodland which commemorates the sacrifices made in WW1, you’ll hike through stunning landscapes in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We’ll make sure you have everything you need to have a brilliant day of hiking, fundraising & remembering those who have given so much for our freedom. Whether you come in a group or on your own, this is the perfect adventure for anyone looking to get outdoors, immerse yourself in history and challenge yourself to hike the great outdoors.

By taking part, you’ll be helping to raise vital funds and awareness so that we can continue to support serving & ex-serving personnel, and their families, for as long as they need us.

On this Surrey Hills hike you’ll be able to remember a loved one and those who have served.

Distances:

  • Long – 21 miles
  • Medium – 15 miles
  • Short – 6 miles
  • *Routes are subject to change, due to weather conditions and other external factors, which may slightly affect distances. We’ll be in touch about any changes you need to be aware of.

Timings

  • 06:00 – Event Village opens
  • 06:30 – First walkers set off
  • 18:00  – Event Village closes

Locations

Surrey Hills / North Downs, Starting Epsom.

All routes will depart from and return to the Event Village. Event Village location will be confirmed in event information emails.

Transport

If travelling by public transport, there are regular train services to Epsom Station. The event village is reachable by bus from Epsom Station (18 minutes). Buses are fairly regular, but please be sure to check your journey before you travel.

Epsom station also has a very reliable taxi rank to take you up to the event village.

If travelling by car we have free on-site parking. Spaces are limited but we will have overflow options nearby.

Accessibility

We advise that you choose the route to suit your ability, most of the walk is off-road terrain so is not fully-accessible. The 6 mile route is suitable for families and young children. If you have a specific question about the routes or any additional support you may require on the day please email us at [email protected]

What’s included

Our friendly events team are experts in delivering a first-class on the day experience and are here to support you every step of the way with fundraising tips and training advice.

Your entry will include:

  • A unique finishers’ medal
  • Lunch, snacks and refreshments
  • A celebratory drink at the finish line
  • Medical support
  • Fundraising support to help you reach the £250 fundraising target

Every step you take and every pound you raise will help us to ensure that no-one who has served is disadvantaged because of the sacrifices they have made.

Volunteer on the day

We always need volunteers to support on the day. It’s an excellent opportunity to meet new people & supports building new skills, all while giving our walkers the best experience. Get in contact with us on the form below.
Volunteer form

Frequently asked questions

Can I take part on my own?

Yes absolutely, our professional team will be there to support you all the way. It’s not a race so please do walk at your own pace. You can walk with your friends, family or choose to walk alone.

Can I take part as part of a team?

Yes absolutely, it’s a great day to spend with friends and family outdoors. You can create a team when you sign up, and your friends will be able to join your team.

Is it guided or sign posted?

The route will be signposted and there will be marshals and support in areas along the route which are less straightforward. There will also be a front and back marker for the whole group.

Can I bring my dog on the trek with me?

You may bring your dog with you on the Trek – if you’re doing the long route please ensure they will be able to complete the full distance with you. Dogs will need to be kept on a lead for the entirety of the Trek route, including in our event village.

What facilities will be available?

  • There are toilets located in the Event Village but not on route.
  • The Event Village will have water so you top up water bottles, you’ll also be given snacks and full lunch to enjoy on the walk.
  • A bag drop service will be available in the event village.

What do I need to bring with me?

We will provide you with a kit list before the event. You will need sturdy walking boots or shoes that have been worn in, and clothes suitable for all weather conditions. The items on the kit list are things that you are likely to have at home already such as water bottle, hat, sunglasses.

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