Explore the Route

A stunning trek across the impressive South Downs Way

Conquer the South Downs Way

  • 53.5-mile route  from Goodwood Racecourse to Winchester
  • Finish on the steps of Winchester Cathedral
  • Panoramic views of the South Downs
  • Journey past iconic historical landmarks:
    • Cheesefoot head
    • Queen Elizabeth Country Park
    • Winchester Cathedral
  • Over 500 route signs to keep you on track
  • A varied and exciting trail along rolling chalk hills, with stunning scenery, historic landmarks and an iconic ending!


Full 53.5 mile route

The full double marathon route, from Goodwood Racecourse to Winchester.

Weekender and non-stop route.

Distance: 53.5 miles
Route: Goodwood Racecourse to Winchester


Day 1 Route

Are you excited to finish your journey at our renowned basecamp, the perfect place to celebrate your achievement? Then explore the Day 1 Route.

Distance: 22.8 miles
Route: Goodwood Racecourse to Basecamp


Day 2 Route

Looking to take on a shorter trail which finishes at the feet of Winchester Cathedral? Then you should explore the Day 2 Route.

Distance: 30.2 miles
Route: Basecamp to Winchester

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