South Downs Trekathon – 26 May 2018

South Downs Trekathon

The South Downs National Park has been enjoyed by walkers and cyclists for decades. Its varied landscapes see a higher number of visitors than any of England’s nine other National Parks.

Our route starts in the lovely old town of Lewes and follows part of the famously scenic South Downs Way. We walk over rolling hills and high ridges dotted with long barrows and ancient earthworks, often accompanied by magnificent vistas down to the sea.

We tackle stiff climbs and descents before our spectacular final stretch over the famous white chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters, before finishing on the highest chalk sea cliff in England – the beautiful headland of Beachy Head, near Eastbourne.

This is a tough event over rolling downs and cliffs; at 26 miles, it forms an enormous challenge for walkers. There will be full support throughout the challenge with marshals and water stops along the route.

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What's included?

  • Experienced Discover Adventure leaders and support staff throughout to manage the event safely and enjoyably
  • Marshalling stops with water and snacks
  • Optional transfer from Beachy Head to start point
  • More practical information on the event website


There is a registration fee of £25 and a fundraising target of £250.

Sponsorship and fundraising

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For more information about this event please email [email protected] or call 0208 915 6086.

The route

“It was worth every step. I would suggest you give this a go in support.”
– Claire Woods, 2013 walker