The National Forest Trek - The 75 Mile Challenge Walk

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We are extremely disappointed to announce that the inaugural National Forest Trek, planned for 18 -20 September, has been postponed until 2021. Despite our best efforts, the charity partners and organising team have sadly concluded that it will no longer be possible to deliver our first event in 2020 due to the current uncertainty around whatever restrictions might apply in September. All those that have previously entered will be offered a full refund, or deferral to the inaugural National Forest Trek now taking place from 17 -19 September 2021.


A truly transformational journey awaits. A fully supported, immersive experience covering the verdant and rewarding 75 miles of the waymarked National Forest Way.

Three charities have partnered together to create the National Forest Trek®, a new fundraising challenge event building hope for the future by transforming lives and creating a forest for everyone to enjoy, whilst ensuring that those who have served the public are never forgotten.

You’ll be supported all the way from Beacon Hill, near the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC), through ancient woodland and newly planted trees, to the finish at the National Memorial Arboretum, the nation’s year-round centre of remembrance. Join the National Forest Trek and you’ll be walking together for a better future.

Don't fancy the whole 75 mile walk over 3 days? Why not join us for the 2 day, 1 day or 5K trek instead. 


Fri 17th Sep - Sun 19th Sep 2021
7:00 - 22:00
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  • Car Parking
  • Children Welcome
  • Evening Meals Available
  • No Paths/Rough Paths
  • Surfaced Paths
  • Toilets
  • Walking Trails

Location Map

Beacon Hill Country Park Upper Car Park nr Woodhouse Eaves LE12 8SP


For those undertaking the full 3-day Trek, the most convenient approach might be to consider parking up at the Sunday finish – the National Memorial Arboretum. There will be the opportunity to pay for a transfer service that will take you to the Friday challenge start at Beacon Hill safe in the knowledge that your vehicle will be safely parked and guarded until collection on the Sunday afternoon / early evening.