The Poppy Treks | Kent
Sat 16 Sep 2023 Hythe, Kent, UK

The Poppy Treks | Kent

Take a sociable hike through beautiful countryside and explore the military history of the area including the Royal Military Canal, monuments and castles, to support the Armed Forces community.

  • Sat 16 Sep 2023
Holman's Field, Hythe > Hythe, Hythe

The Poppy Treks | Kent



Age 15 & over

  • 12 miles


Join the Royal British Legion for a sociable hike through beautiful countryside to support the Armed Forces community. 

While you enjoy stunning scenery and countryside, you'll be supported to make sure you have everything you need to enjoy the day. Whether you come in a group or on your own, this is the perfect adventure for anyone looking to explore the great outdoors, learn some history, and challenge themselves this summer.  

The Poppy Treks raise vital funds to ensure that the charity can continue to support serving and ex-serving personnel, and their families, for as long as they need us. That’s why at each trek you’ll have the opportunity to remember a loved one, or those who’ve served.


  • Sociable and historical walk through beautiful Kent countryside
  • Royal Military Canal, WWII pillboxes, Cosway Monument and Stutfall Castle
  • Come along solo and meet people on the day, or bring a team
  • Low registration fee
  • Donate or get sponsored for the Royal British Legion
  • Help support the Armed Forces Community

Event details

  • Newcomers
  • Teams

Event HQ

Holman's Field
CT21 5AU

  • Flat
  • Food stations
  • Point to point
  • Water stations

Route highlights

  • Beautiful Kent countryside
  • Historic Royal Military Canal
  • WWII pillboxes
  • Cosway Monument
  • Stutfall Castle Roman fort

Route description

Trek through the beautiful Kent countryside alongside the historic Royal Military Canal, a canal built between 1804 and 1809 as a defence against invasion during the Napoleonic War. Look inside the numerous WWII pillboxes on route and take a moment of reflection as you pass by the Cosway Monument and walk past the remains of the Roman fort known as Stutfall Castle.

The Poppy Treks Kent route map
Walk point-to-point along the Royal Military Canal.

  • Medal

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


  • A unique finishers’ medal 
  • Snacks and refreshments at the halfway point and in the event village 
  • A celebratory drink at the finish line 
  • An official RBL tech t-shirt when you hit £250 in fundraising  
  • Medical support 
  • Fundraising support
  • Facebook and Strava groups to connect with fellow trekkers
  • 10% discount in-store and online with Cotswold Outdoor, Runners Need and Snow+Rock (T&Cs apply. Valid until 30/09/23.)

  • Fundraising incentives
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

You are encouraged to raise as much as you can to support the Royal British Legion's vital services and support for the Armed Forces community. If you reach £250 you’ll earn an official RBL technical t-shirt. The dedicated events team will support you in your fundraising efforts.

Help veterans

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

Royal British Legion

The UK's leading Service charity providing care and support to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families.

The custodian of remembrance and appreciation through the annual poppy appeal and also providing members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families with rehabilitation, advice and guidance all year round.

Of money you raise £25 can pay for an online training course for a veteran to help them secure a job or £100 could help someone's rehabilitation by attending an arts programme.

  • Age 15 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online

15-17 year olds must be accompanied by and adult at all times.

Entry fees

use code POPPY10

Early bird entry fee


Valid to 30/06/2023

Entry fee


Valid from 01/07/2023

It was an incredible day and I am proud to have taken part in the first Poppy Trek. I was inspired by so many of my fellow Trekkers. I hope we get to meet next year. Zal Rustom, Poppy Trek participant