Palace to Palace Marathon March Picture 1
Palace to Palace Marathon March Picture 1

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Best Time of Year: Year Round

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Dist:  42.2km

Min age:  18

Duration:  1

Trek Adventure

Come and join the Crystal Palace Foundation on a fantastic day walk from Selhurst park, through Richmond Park and finishing around Westminster in central London. The route will be 40km, and will be a team ‘March’ with a legend of Crystal Palace Football Club joining the event to ensure the event is an amazing and memorable occasion. This will be a fun, and sociable group walk led by walking marshals keeping the group together along the route.


The route crosses South London—and with a couple of exceptions is very flat and straightforward (with the exception of the distance)! It begins at the legendary Selhurst Park, and then takes in the scenic areas of Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park, before joining the historic River Thames where our March really gets going—heading directly into central London. As we join the Embankment in Chelsea, we have just a few kilometres along to reach our final destination and reception venue for a celebration of a job well done.





0700: Arrive for breakfast snacks, teas and coffees and registration.

0745: Briefing

0800: Depart on walk

1000-1030: Arrive at AM break point - drink refreshments

1230-1300: Lunch stop

1500-1530: Arrive at PM break point - drink refreshments

1730-1830: Walkers arrive at final venue for a buffet and drinks reception


What is a Level 2.0 Trekking Challenge Like?

For this type of challenge - you can expect either distance (up to 12 or 15 miles), or altitude gain - around 700m. But not both! If you climb, then the distance will be less, if you cover the distance, then the altitude gain will be little. Typically conditions underfoot will be good - although there are exceptions to this. If you encounter rough conditions underfoot, then the distance / altitude will be reduced. These events would suit someone of good all round fitness, who takes exercise regularly - without necessarily being of high fitness.


How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 2.0 ‘Trek’?

You must be active and with moderate fitness level. You should be taking regular exercise, consisting of regular walks and possibly other sports (swimming / football etc.) You should be comfortable in undertaking long country walks of up to 7 hours or 15 miles in the lowland English countryside.


Equipment Required

Suncream, Blister Repair Kit
Plasters, Painkillers, Sunbloc

Hill Walking Items
Day Sack (25-35 litre)
Rucksack liner(s) / Plastic Liner(s) for Rucksack
Bladder System (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking Poles (highly recommended)
Sun Hat (wide brimmed), Neck Scarf
Lunches - you may wish to pre-pack lunches but please check with us
Snack Foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.

Lightweight Fleece, Medium Weight Fleece
Lightweight Gloves, Fleece Hat
Long Cotton Trekking Trousers
Comfortable Trekking Shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking Boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Gaiters (appropriate to moor wilderness / moorland treks - please ask!)
Walking Socks
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent)
1 Pair Outer Waterproof Bottoms

We suggest you bring a comfortable change of clothes for afterwards for the journey home.

Pack of Travel Tissues
Camera, Film / Memory Card / Spare Battery
Wallet, Credit Cards, Cash
Sunglasses, Spare Comfortable Shoes
Mobile Phone
Head Torch with spare batteries and bulb


Kit Hire

It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.


Safety Information

Walking Leaders will be in attendance to offer first aid support, navigation support and general motivation for the team. With many years of challenge event experience, they know precisely how you will be feeling as you rack up those miles!

There will also be event support vehicles to offer emergency support.


Notes on Trekking Events

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Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event

To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events



Guide price

£Price on application



This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information

Event Location

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Palace to Palace Marathon March Picture 2

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Our Challengers Said...
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