The Poppy Treks | Wiltshire
Sat 23 Sep 2023 Swindon, Wiltshire, UK

The Poppy Treks | Wiltshire

Take a sociable hike through beautiful countryside from Barbury Castle with spectacular views across the Marlborough Downs and one of the Hackpen White Horses, to support the Armed Forces community.

  • Sat 23 Sep 2023
  • Entries closed
Barbury Castle, Swindon

The Poppy Treks | Wiltshire



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 Wiltshire countryside
  • From Barbury Castle Iron Age hillfort, surrounded by chalk grassland
  • Views over the Marlborough Downs
  • Pass by one of the iconic Hackpen White Horses
  • 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

Barbury Castle


  • Food stations
  • Hilly
  • Out and back
  • Water stations

Route highlights

  • Beautiful Wiltshire countryside
  • Barbury Castle
  • Marlborough Downs views
  • Hackpen White Horse

Route description

Starting and finishing at Barbury Castle, a stunning Iron Age hillfort surrounded by chalk grassland which gives spectacular views across the Marlborough Downs. This hike through the Wiltshire countryside passes by one of the iconic Hackpen White Horses.

Poppy Treks Wiltshire route map
From Barbury Castle and back on a route full of interest.

What's included

  • 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 closed
  • Enter online

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

Entry fees

Entry fee