The South Downs Way is classified as an 'easy' National Trail. However you must be comfortable with maintaining an average walking speed of 2mph and covering 11 or 12 miles on consecutive days. Walking these chalk and flint paths in ill-fitting boots is not a good idea and even the most experienced walkers have had difficulty with blisters on this trail.
After booking, both newcomers and ‘old hands’ will be invited to attend a morning briefing meeting, with complimentary refreshments, a few weeks before the event. The team will be there to talk about how it all works and answer any questions you may have. There will also be an opportunity to meet some of the team on a Sunday morning guided walk along a section of the South Downs Way. Full details with your booking confirmation.