Trekker at South Downs Trek

South Downs Trek

Feel the freedom in this marathon trek for your local hospice.

Event details

Sorry if you missed out on the 2022 South Downs Trek … But don’t worry – we’ll be running this enormously popular event again and you can already can register your interest for 2023.

Location: Northbrook College, BN12 6NU
When: Saturday 26th March 2022 at 7:00am
Event type: Walks and treks
Register your interest for 2023
Trekker at South Downs Trek

Thank you!

What an amazing day! Thank you to all 115 walkers who made this year's South Down Trek so special, you're on track to raise an whopping £49K for your local hospice charity. Plus a massive thank you to the volunteers, Rapid Relief for providing the food, Epione Medical for keeping everyone safe out on route and South Sussex RAYNET for supporting on the radio communication, Anytime Fitness for providing the warm up.

Pay in your sponsorship online

It's quick and easy to pay your sponsorship online - just enter in your amount here (by selecting 'OTHER') and click 'donate' to pay securely online.


You can also send your sponsorship in in the following ways;

  • Via Bacs Payment account no: 70574790 Sort code: 60-03-38 Natwest bank St Barnabas Hospices – Quote – ‘STB South Downs Trek’ in the reference
  • Please send any cheques to: St Barnabas House Event Team, Titnore Lane, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 6NZ
  • Call us on 01903 706354 and donate over the phone
  • If you have set up a JustGiving page, St Barnabas House will receive your donations automatically.

*We strongly advise not to send cash in the post*

The difference you make

These are some of the ways in which your sponsorship might be spent


is enough to give a patient a whole night of care at home, giving carers a night off


gives bereaved relatives the chance to get therapeutic support


means a patient can spend their last days at the hospice, surrounded by loved ones
Two walkers on the South Downs Trek 2020

We're no spring chickens!

Amazing experience and met some truly fabulous people. Thank you to all the volunteers along the way, we couldn’t have done it without you. Same time next year?

- Suzanne Heath, South Downs Trekker 2020

All about South Downs Trek 2022

Frequently asked questions
These details are all correct for the 2022 trek - there might be some variation for 2023. We'll update the information nearer to the event.

An endurance challenge at a full marathon distance of 26.2 miles, the first leg of the trek will take you north from Goring-by-Sea to Findon, where you can fuel up at your first refreshment stop.

The route continues north to Washington where you’ll stop and enjoy lunch. From Washington, head west and up onto the South Downs Way for a couple of miles before dropping south and making your way through beautiful farmland to reach your final refreshment stop.

The last leg takes you south through idyllic woodland, before re-joining your outward journey back to Goring-by-Sea. Full route map will be released soon.


Trek length: 26.2 mile (full marathon) circular, off-road

Start and finish venue: Northbrook College, Goring, BN12 6NU

Refreshment stops: 

08:00 to 11:00 – Findon Village Hall, light refreshments, mile 7 approx.

09:30 to 13:00 – Washington Village Hall, full lunch, mile 13 approx.

10:00 to 16:00 – Michelgrove Lane, Angmering Park Estates, light refreshments, mile 19 approx.

How long will it take? Between 7 and 11 hours. The walk must be completed within 12 hours.

Can I walk with my dog? Yes. If you are considering taking part with your dog you will need to sign a separate challenge declaration. Please contact the team and let us know.

Contact us if you have any other queries!