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    Monster South Downs Marathon

    Saturday 23rd June

    Distance 27.5 miles, Circular Grade Strenuous Start Time 09:00 Host Holly Start Time GU32 3EE

    Meeting point: Peterfield Station

    Organizer contact:


The walk will start heading down from the town centre along the South Downs Way to Cocking, packed lunch only and heading up from there around Midhurst and up onto the New Lipchis Way. There will be a pub stop in the afternoon for drinks only and a stop for ice creams and water re-filling only.
Finishing back in Peterfield at the end for dinner in the pub, meeting up with the walkers from the shorter walk. 
Note that this will be a fast-paced and *very* strenuous walk, with fewer breaks than normal. Please also remember that we are setting off at 9am on the dot, and won't be able to wait for latecomers, so please allow plenty of time.
If you want to do a less strenuous version, see the 'sister' walk.

Our walk gradings

  • E


    Easy Walks are for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.

  • L


    Leisurely Walks are for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths.

  • M


    Moderate Walks are for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are highly recommended.

  • S


    Strenuous Walks are for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rought country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness are advised to contact the walk leader in advance.

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About our walks

Non-members are welcome to join us for 3 "trial" walks before deciding to join us. You don't need to book in advance - just turn up on the day.

All our walks are graded to give you an idea of what each one will be like. If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short, easy walk first. It's better to find a walk too easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.

Please remember

  • Bring appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather conditions.
  • Bring something to drink, even if the walk has a pub stop. On most full day walks you'll need to bring a picnic lunch. The walk details will show this.
  • If you wish to bring your dog on a walk, you must ask the walk leader in advance as some walks are not suitable for dogs.
  • Please arrive early so that the walk can start on time. We'll wait up to 10 minutes if you let us know you've been delayed en-route.

All our walks are led by SYW members. Please follow their instructions, don't walk ahead of them, and let them know if you decide to leave the walk before the end.

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