Join us for Poppy Trek as we hike to the UK’s highest war memorial at the peak of Scafell Pike in the stunning Lake District.
Our new one-day trek will pass through picturesque scenery and offer views of unique landscapes as we hike approximately 11 miles and summit the 978 metre peak.
Once we reach the top, we’ll stop to take in the breathtaking views across Cumbria before sharing a moment’s reflection at the UK’s highest war memorial. After pausing for a minute’s silence to remember and pay tribute to the incredible sacrifices made by our Armed Forces community, we’ll descend to a hero’s welcome and collect a unique finishers’ medal.
Scafell Pike holds particular significance as it was part of 'The Great Gift', where several Cumbrian peaks were gifted to the National Trust. This generous act signaled the end of the First World War.
You’ll be joining us as we celebrate 100 years of the Royal British Legion bringing communities together to create better futures for our Armed Forces and their families. Join our Centenary Team for Poppy Trek, and raise funds to provide the lifelong support that our Armed Forces community needs and deserves today.
The route is planned and led by experienced mountain leaders. It’s a challenging climb over rocky and uneven terrain, but with their assistance, you can enjoy the tranquil mountain scenery and focus on the challenge.
Our team is there to support you every step of the way.
Your entry will include:
- A unique finishers’ medal
- Refreshments in the event village
- Lunch box provided which, includes snacks for the trek
- A celebratory glass of prosecco or beer at the finish
- Free parking at our event village
- Mountain Leaders
- Medical support
- A training guide and kit list to help prepare you for the trek.
- Fundraising support from a dedicated point of contact at The Royal British Legion
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. Raise £250 toward our vital work and you’ll also earn an official RBL T-shirt to wear with pride on the day.
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Our Covid-19 promise
We promise if we or you have to cancel your place due to official Covid-19 restrictions we’ll transfer your place to another event or offer a refund.