BSumC 2019: South Downs Way Circular
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This is one of the many events organised as part of BIG Summer Camp 2019.
This hike is a moderate, all-day one (we'll be out for around 8 hours including a few short stops and lunch break). It's aimed at anyone who wants to blow the cobwebs off and having got to Big Summer Camp, take the opportunity to do a moderate hike. The scenery around there is lovely, and hopefully the weather will be too.
We set off direct from the campsite and return there at the end, so there's no hassle of setting off in a convoy of cars and having to find parking. We'll work our way north to reach the the South Downs Way, along that for a while, then back south to the campsite.
Apart from the first (and last) couple of km through a residential area, we'll be mostly off road, on paths and tracks, through some woodland and across some open space (so bring suncream/hat etc if it's hot or a waterproof jacket if it's wet).
There's a fair bit of ascent/descent over the walk, though the highest point we reach is only around 190m.
We'll have a prompt, early start and will maintain a brisk pace throughout the day so that we can be back in time for campsite activities in the late afternoon/early evening.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this event, but anyone who walks regularly should be fine.
Credit to Dave for photos
What to bring
If it's hot and sunny: suncream and a hat
If it's cool and rainy: a waterproof jacket
(Given the UK weather: probably bring all three just in case)
Ideally wear walking boots though you'd be OK in good trainers as there's no ground that's very rough
Food & drink
Bring a packed lunch and snacks to eat along the way.
At least 2 litres of water or other hydrating drinks.