Taking on the marathon distance of the South Downs Way is a challenge in itself. Why not try something new and complete it at night?

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42km along the South Downs Way battling fatigue and the demanding terrain of one of southern England’s newest national parks before reaching Beachy Head and Eastbourne as the sun begins to rise.

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In 2016 the National Park was granted International Dark Sky Reserve status, making it one of the best places in the country to view the night sky. As dawn breaks, your hard work will be rewarded with breath-taking views across the South Downs.

Is this challenge for me? 

The South Downs at Night challenge is graded as tough. This is the perfect challenge for participants who are of an adventurous spirit and an open mind, who have taken part in other trekking challenges and now wish to test themselves in a slightly more challenging environment and with the added challenge of trekking at night. You can tell your supporters that on your South Downs at Night Challenge you will be:

  • Trekking for around 10-12 hours, starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
  • Covering overing a marathon distance (42km) of demanding terrain across the South Downs.
  • Testing yourself with the steep ascents and descents along the stunning cliff tops of the Seven Sisters. A section made all the tougher as it arrives in the last few miles of your trek.
  • Tackling the unique challenge of trekking at night. A test for both your physical and mental resolve.

Find out more about the South Downs at Night Challenge

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