South Downs Way 100 mile challenge | 85 of 100 miles completed!

Day 3 – South Harting to Houghton

They just avoided the rain, but it poured overnight; they delayed their departure while the worst cleared. As the weather improved they enjoyed the most amazing day on the high Downs with lovely views north towards Midhurst and south towards Chichester. The ever-changing farmland scenery made walking with tired legs a little easier. The half-way point was reached!

Day 4 – Houghton to Poynings

This was a tough day with some fairer weather, but a strong wind which was, at least, always on their backs. The route took them across the Arun and Adur rivers and past some historic sites, including Chanctonbury Ring. 21 miles hiked by the time they reached the day’s end.

Day 5 – Poynings to Firle

A long, long day – grey skies and many hills, winding their way between Brighton and Lewes. The team were joined by friends: Karen Mundy (Rwanda Aid CEO), Vanessa, Robyn and Mark. They crossed the meridian line and had lemon-iced buns for tea, before a hard last climb up to Firle Beacon. They hiked 23 miles in the day and now felt in touching distance of Eastbourne and the finishing line!

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