Western Front Trek

Tuesday 18th September 2018

Blackheath: TBC, London, United Kingdom

Walking, Trekking


  • Walking-4 days - Registration (sponsorship option)
  • Walking-4 days - Self-funder Option (balance to pay later)
  • Walking-4 days - Self-funder (pay now)


Tuesday 18- Sunday 23 Sept 2018

This trek along the Western Front remembers the incredible sacrifices made by all those who fought in the First World War.

Day one will have you traveling from London to the Somme region of France. You’ll walk an average of 13 miles per day over the four days of walking. You’ll pass between the battle-sites and memorials of World War One around the Somme and Ypres, tracing parts of the line of the Western Front.

This trek provides a unique perspective as we walk between the prominent battle-sites, often following the lines that divided German and Allied forces. There are beautiful views over the now-tranquil countryside, but as we walk along the hill-ridges and through the fields and woodland, it is all-too-easy to imagine events of the past. This is a poignant experience as well as a physical challenge – a memorable and meaningful way to raise funds.

Event details and schedule


We’re very happy to be working with experienced trek leaders from Discover Adventure so you’ll be supported every step of the way. The cost of this trip includes:

  • Transport – including ferry and coach transport from London to Amiens, Ypres to London, and coach transfers throughout the trip
  • Five nights’ accommodation in hotels on twin-share basis
  • Meals for the duration of the trek: breakfasts, snacks stops, lunch stop and evening meals, except breakfast on day one.
  • Experienced tour leaders and support crew
  • Entrance to museums and sites included in itinerary
  • Pre trip briefing
  • Event app
  • An exclusive discount code for one week of free training with British Military Fitness
  • Fundraising support from a dedicated point of contact at The Royal British Legion

For this once in a lifetime experience we offer two fundraising options:

Register now for just £199, then:

  • Raise £1,400 in sponsorship OR
  • Pay the £650 tour cost yourself and raise £750 in sponsorship

We will need to have received £849 from you (£650 trip cost + £199 registration fee) by Friday 22 June 2018. You'll then have the rest of the year to raise the remaining sponsorship, due on 7 December 2018.


For more information, please get in touch on 0333 011 4500 or events@britishlegion.org.uk.

Organised by

The Royal British Legion

199 Borough High Street, London

Phone: 020 3207 2273

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