Love hiking or walking? Join us as we explore two of London’s most iconic trails in June for this year’s Strong Women Trek, sponsored by Samsung.

After last year’s rave success, the Strong Women Trek is back – and this time, we’ve doubled in size. Yep, this summer, Strong Women is taking over glorious Epping Forest and the Surrey Hills for 13 miles of fun, nature and connection. 

We’ll be walking around lakes, hiking through woodland and meandering down river paths for the best views of the city, while raising money for a great charity. And, of course, both routes will end with medals, goody bags and a well-deserved drink. 

Join us in June for one or both (if you think your walking boots can handle it) Strong Women Treks, sponsored by Samsung. Here’s everything you need to know about the event.

Epping Forest

Date: Saturday 11th June

Start time: 9am-11am (BST)

Start location: Chingford, UK

Tickets: £35

Surrey Hills

Date: Saturday 18th June

Start time: 9am-11am (BST)

Start location: Guildford, UK

Tickets: £35

Where are we hiking to, and why?

Lockdown really ignited an interest in outdoor activities and walking in particular. Now that society is back normal, we’re celebrating by leading two treks across east and south London.

We’ll be trekking through woods and green spaces, traversing some of London’s most iconic trails. Join us for a beautiful woodland trek through Epping Forest, or chomp around the Surrey Hills, traversing the River Wey. Not only will we have a chance to mentally relax in nature, but we’ll be getting a great workout and have the opportunity to enjoy London at some brilliant vantage points (so do bring your cameras/phones!). 

The Epping Forest hike begins and ends:

The Royal Forest Pub, Chingford

For those travelling by public transport, the nearest Overground stop is Chingford and the pub is opposite the station. It’s a 27 minute train rise from London Liverpool Street.

The Surrey Hills hike begins and ends:

Guilford Cricket Club, Woodbridge

For those travelling by public transport, the station is Guildford – 32 minutes from London Waterloo.

When’s it taking place?

We’ll be staggering start times between 9am and 11am, so don’t worry about hold-ups or human traffic. 

This is a hike but it’s not a race. We’ll keep the finish open for everyone until 6pm – giving you enough time to walk the route, stop for comfort breaks and take those all-important pictures!

Grab your walking boots and join us in September for a scenic hike across north London.

What does my ticket include?

Tickets are £35 and that includes a Strong Women baseball cap, refreshments and comfort stops along the route, a finisher’s medal and a goody bag at the end. 

£5 from each ticket goes to our charity partner, Care International. Care is one of the world’s leading global aid organisations, supporting over a thousand community-based development and humanitarian aid projects around the world. They put women and girls in the centre of their operations because they know that poverty cannot be defeated until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

By taking part in Strong Women Trek and raising money for CARE, you can help to save lives, fight poverty and achieve social justice across the globe. Raising even £5 could provide a meal for a young girl at school in Malawi, and armed with an education, her future is so much brighter. If you feel inspired, you can also choose to walk this hike for CARE and raise even more money for the cause.

Once you’ve signed up and nearer to the time, we’ll send you a comprehensive information pack with details on everything you need to know for the day.

Also, keep your eyes open on the Strong Women Training Club for training tips and stay tuned on our Strong Women channel for loads of walking and hiking articles that are guaranteed to get you in the mood to walk.

We can’t wait to see you at the start line!

Please be aware of the event terms and conditions.

Sign up to the Strong Women Training Club today for lots of training tips, healthy recipes and advice on getting fit to walk.

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