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  • Day 1 Scafell Pike OR Day 2 Great Gable

  • Entry fee: £30. Raise £300 to receive an exclusive RBL t-shirt

All our events operate in line with Covid-19 safety guidelines at the time.

Poppy Trek

Take on Poppy Trek and hike to England’s highest war memorial at the summit of Scafell Pike in the stunning Lake District.

You have the choice of two iconic routes: summit Scafell Pike or, brand-new for 2022, summit Scafell’s neighbouring mountain Great Gable.

Choose your summit

Day one – Summit Scafell Pike

Date: Saturday 13 August 2022

England’s highest mountain, towering at 963-metres, this hike is approximately 9 miles, and our most challenging trek.

The summit offers breath-taking views and an opportunity to share a moment’s reflection at England’s highest war memorial. After time for a minute’s silence, you’ll descend to a hero’s welcome and collect a unique finishers’ medal.

Difficulty level: Challenging

Summiting Scafell Pike involves a tough, steep hike, and so a good basic level of fitness is required, and we recommend that you complete a training plan. There are areas of steep mountain paths which will require you to scramble over uneven and rocky terrain. There can be high winds especially around the summit.

Estimated time to complete: 7-8 hours approx.

Day two – Summit Great Gable

Date: Sunday 14  August 2022

This trek will pass stunning scenery and picturesque mountain views as you hike approximately 6 miles up the Great Gable Mountain and reach the 886-metre summit.

At the summit of Great Gable, there is The Fell & Rock Climbing Club 1914-1918 War Memorial. You’ll stop to take in the beautiful panoramic views and observe a minute’s silence to reflect on the sacrifices the Armed Forces make on our behalf. You will then return to a hero’s welcome and collect a unique finishers’ medal.

Difficulty level: Moderately challenging

Though slightly less difficult than Scafell Pike summit, this is a demanding challenge in its own right and we recommend following the training plan. It’s a steep climb as you summit Great Gable which involves crossing grassy and rocky mountain paths. At times it will be loose underfoot, and you may find some slopes a little more demanding than others.

Estimated time to complete: 5-6 hours approx.

What’s included

Both routes are planned and led by experienced mountain leaders so you can 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 (or a non-alcoholic alternative)
  • Free parking at our event village
  • Mountain Leaders
  • Medical support
  • A training plan 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 £300 towards our vital work and you’ll also earn an official RBL technical t-shirt to wear with pride on the day.

Take on the Poppy Trek Challenge

You can choose to summit either Scafell Pike on Saturday 13 August or the Great Gable Mountain on Sunday 14 August.

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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.

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