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Souths Downs Way Trek

South Downs Trek

Sunday 19 August 2018


A South-watering experience! The South Downs Trek is an exhilarating walk offering 22 miles of stunning views and beautiful countryside starting from Lewes and finishing in the seaside town of Eastbourne.

Our team of experienced walkers will encourage and guide you along the way and our support crew will be available at Alfriston to refill your bottles and provide free tea, coffee and light refreshments. Rail fare to and from Eastbourne will be included in the £25 entry fee and all walkers will be awarded a commemorative medal and technical t-shirt.

Download the South Downs Trek flyer


We will be organising a variety of training walks and runs to help you get ready for this event. 

Wednesday evening walks will start from Wednesday 28 March. 

If you fancy an even bigger walking challenge, why not take on the Yorkshire Peaks Challenge from Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July.

Or take on our Y2Y North Downs Marathon Trek across the North Downs on Sunday 11 March and make it a 2018 Downs Double!


The YMCA Challenge programme was set up to raise money for our charitable work and over the last three years our wonderful participants have raised over £466k in sponsorship which is being used to help build a fabulous £2.6m inclusive sports facility at our site in Princes Rd.

Sponsorship from events in 2018 will go towards helping us expand our play and leisure schemes for children and young people with disabilities across 4 sites in East Surrey.  These short breaks help children with complex needs to learn new skills, gain confidence and have fun, whilst offering parents and siblings a vital break.

We are hoping you will help us to reach our 2018 fundraising target of £100k.  This money will enable us to offer 300 families in East Surrey an additional 1,040 days of short break provision throughout the year.

The entry fee purely covers the cost of the event. Although we have not specified a target, we are hoping you will feel inspired by our work in the community and what we are trying to achieve and consider fundraising for us.

The best way to fundraise is to set up your unique Virginmoneygiving fundraising page. If you prefer the more traditional method of fundraising, please download your official sponsorship form.

Alternatively, you can make a one-off donation to YMCA East Surrey.

Click here to donate




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Find out more

Please contact our Challenge Events team for more information.

T 01737 779979
E challenge@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk