We have teamed up with Charity Challenge to offer you this one day challenge where you will push yourself to the limit on this unique night time trek through the South Downs National Park. Following part of the famous South Downs Way, you’ll battle fatigue, the elements and the demanding terrain of one of southern England’s newest national parks. You’ll negotiate the rolling chalk hills and cliff tops that lie between Firle Beacon and Beachy Head.
WhenSaturday 30th October 2021 -Sunday 31st October 2021
Cost£195 event registration fee, which includes meals throughout the challenge . Set your own fundraising goal - no minimum fundraising pledge.
Day 1 - Arrival and briefing
The adventure begins this evening at approximately 8pm in Brighton where you will meet your challenge leaders and crew for a pre-trek safety briefing, before beginning the trek.
Day 2 - Challenge Night!
As darkness falls, we set off in a south-easterly direction across the ancient Long Burgh towards the village of Alfriston. Easing in with a long downhill section, the route is lit by torchlight and stars. For many, trekking through the night will be one of the most challenging aspects of the journey as our senses become more attuned to the enveloping darkness.
The terrain becomes more challenging and fatigue sets in as we follow the course of the Cuckmere River towards the coast. Draw on hidden reserves of energy to battle through the tiredness.
Crossing the rolling chalk hills of the Seven Sisters we then enter the most spectacular, and most challenging part of the walk, past the Belle Tout Lighthouse and on to our journey’s end at the top of Beachy Head.
A new day dawns on the spectacular vista of chalky white hills and sea views. All being well, we will arrive at the finishing line in time for sunrise and a well-earned breakfast!
The challenge starts in Brighton.
When you join the challenge, you'll receive:
- A free branded Send a Cow T-shirt
- A fundraising pack with tips & tricks to help you meet your target
- Fundraising event resources; such as balloons and collection boxes
- A member of the Send a Cow team supporting you every step of the way
The difference your miles could make....
Whether you are walking for wonderful water, traipsing for vital tools and training or hiking to bring hope to families growing a better future, your fundraising will make all the difference. There is no minimum fundraising target for this challenge, but we would encourage you to have a look at our gift catalogue here and set yourself a goal. For example, raising £99 could fund an allotment or £210 could fund a local cow; the choice is yours!