South Downs Way Challenge

Book a group

Price starting from £80pp


24hrs to 3 days (depending on the challenge you choose.

Group Size



It will depend on the package you choose Group Size Maximum of 12 per walking group / minibus.

Group Size

Maximum of 12 per walking group / minibus

South Down Challenge Stats

Total Distance 100 Miles.

Mountain Leaders

If you decide to have a guided trip, you will be led by an experienced instructor who holds mountain leader qualification and has experience of the South Down Way and/or other endurance challenges. All of our group leaders are wilderness first aid trained and will be in radio communication with the support team.

Support Team

The support team's job is to provide moral support (don’t underestimate this!) They will also provide back up mountain’ safety to the mountain leaders if required. Training for the South Down Way Challenge We provide a full training pack to ensure that you are well prepared for your challenge. This includes a fitness training program put together by our very own fitness instructors and endurance specialists, plus important information on walking, boots, clothing and equipment, and the best places to buy them from.

You can also attend our mountain training days, held in the Brecon Beacons which will give you the opportunity to try out your equipment, break in your boots and test your fitness.

Challenge Teams

Depending on the size of the event we will divide you into groups of 12 for the duration of the challenge. You will be able to choose your group (depending on your fitness level and mountain walking experience).

Fundraising for Charity

If you are trying to raise money for a charity then we are more than happy to have you on the challenge, however you will still need to pay the event fee in the normal way. If you are looking to organise a charity challenge with a large group then please contact us for more information.

Conservation and South Downs Way

Every year thousands of people walk the South Downs Way. At Hatt Adventures we are very aware of the environmental impact this is having which is why we run our challenges in a responsible way. We ensure that all our clients are fully briefed on the environmental impact the events can have on the Hills and how to minimise them. We also only run small events, thus reducing our impact on the trails.


The South Downs in Sussex.

Equipment needed

Walking boots / approach shoes, small rucksack (25 litres), waterproof top and trousers, fleece or warm top, hat and gloves, whistle, head torch, water bottles (min of 1.5lts). We will provide you with a full kit list upon booking.

Equipment supplied

All hill walking safety equipment supplied

Minimum age: 18

25km: A reasonable level of fitness is required.
50km: A good level of fitness is required.
100km: A high level of fitness is required.
Maximum Age: over 70s will require a doctors medical letter.


Accommodation option available on request.


Pick up and drop off points: Brighton (Train Station), or another location of your choice (close to Brighton)


Various catering options are available.