The Frontline Walk

Sign up to walk 100km, following in the footsteps of those who fought for our freedom in WWI or WWII whilst supporting the soldiers and veterans of today.
Choose The Western Front walk to follow in the footsteps of those who fought on the Somme and Passchendaele battlefields during the First World War or sign up to The Normandy Beaches walk to trek the coastline stormed as part of Operation Overlord during the D-Day landings of the Second World War.

Somme, France
From October 11 to
October 15, 2023
5 days
ABF The Soldiers' Charity


The Frontline Walk

The Normandy Beaches

A 100km walk passing the infamous beaches of Normandy, including Utah, Omaha and Sword Beaches Beaches and finishing at Pegasus Bridge.

Date: 5th - 9th October 2022
Registration fee: £150
Fundraising target: £1,250


Day 1: London – Bayeux

Day 2: Merville Battery – Pegasus Bridge - Sword Beach - Juno Beach

Starting at Merville Battery, the drop zone for 9th Parachute Battalion. After this the route passes the famed Pegasus Bridge before continuing along the coastline of Sword Beach - the beach stormed by British troops on the 6th June 1944 - and finishing at Canada House on Juno Beach.

Distance approx. 32km

Day 3: Iron Mike Memorial - St-Mère-Église - Utah Beach - Easy Company Memorial

This day commences at the Iron Mike Memorial - a tribute to the American Airtroopers before passing Sainte-Mère-Église, the coastline of Utah Beach and heading inland past the famed Easy Company Memorial at Brecourt Manor, an incredible story immortalised in the show Band of Brothers.

Distance approx. 36km

Day 4: Omaha Beach – 47 Royal Marine Commando Memorial - Gold Beach - British Normandy Memorial

The final day of walking starts on Omaha Beach, where the opening scenes of Saving Private Ryan are set. Continuing up the coast we pass the American Military Cemetery and the 47 Royal Marine Commando Memorial at Port au Bessin. After lunch the route passes through Arromanches and the artificial mulberry harbour before finishing at the spectacular British Normandy Memorial.

Distance approx. 32km

Day 5: Bayeux – London

We leave France to drive back to London, aiming to arrive in late afternoon (traffic dependent).

The Western Front

A 100km walk following the Western Front of WWI. The Walk starts at Lochnagar Crater, the location of the start of the Battle of the Somme, and Somme, and finishes at the finishes at the Menin Gate with Gate with the Ceremony of the Last Post.

Date: 12th - 16th October 2022
Registration fee: £150
Fundraising target: £1,250

Somme, France


The Frontline Walk

How much is it?

Registration fee: £150

Fundraising target: £1,250pp (£600 due by 31st July 2022)

The fundraising target is £1,250, the first £600 of which covers all your transport, accommodation, food and support crew whilst on The Frontline Walk. The first £600 is due by the 31st July 2022 to confirm your place on the walk, the final balance is due by the 31st December 2022.

When you sign up, you'll be created a fundraising page which already has all the information about The Frontline Walk on it, all you need to do is add a photo, a little bit about yourself and start sharing your link! If you're stuck for ideas, we also have a Facebook group set up just for people taking part in The Frontline Walk who always have plenty of ideas to keep you going. Every year we, and the people who take part are amazed at the genorosity of the public in supporting our fundraisers.

What’s included
Return transport from London
All transfers whilst on the trip
Accommodation throughout on a twin room ensuite basis (single rooms available at an additional cost)
All meals and snacks, except breakfast on day 1 and lunch on day 5
Trip historian
Experienced tour guides and support crew, including medical support
A full bespoke training guide
Discounts on equipment from Cotswold Outdoor
Frontline Walk t-shirt and finishers medal
Charity point of contact with regular newsletters and comms until the event


The Frontline Walk