Marathon Walk - Stonehenge

 

Join us for a beautiful, diverse and demanding trek which takes in the stunning chalk downs and woodlands of southern Wiltshire. Dotted with ancient earth-works and burial mounds, this is an historic landscape dominated by the world-famous stone circle of Stonehenge. This is a tough event over the rolling downs and steep valleys that lie between Salisbury and Stonehenge. At 26 miles, it provides an enormous challenge for walkers and a huge sense of achievement! A more moderate half distance option is also available.

Itinerary:

We meet early for registration and a briefing, and set off! The challenging day starts at the foot of Old Sarum, an impressive Iron Age hillfort to the north of Salisbury. We can see Salisbury Cathedral ahead of us – at 404ft, the spire is the highest in the UK – and head towards it on a well-used footpath. A long drag then takes us uphill onto an old ridge commanding great views over the surrounding farmland; we follow this ridge for some miles before dropping down steeply to ancient woodland, where a Roman Road cuts through the beech and oak trees; there are tales of ghostly Roman soldiers seen here!

More steep dips and climbs follow as we cross the chalk valleys, then come to more gently rolling farmland dotted with earthworks and burial mounds. There is very little flat on this route, but the steepest hills are behind us! It’s not long before we enjoy the views across to Stonehenge and the flat backdrop of Salisbury Plain. Then heading south, we cross the River Avon and walk roughly parallel to it through farmland and small villages, enjoying the views of a very traditional rural England. A gradual uphill track then brings us back through farmland; we can see the distinctive steep circular banks of Old Sarum ahead of us, and we walk round part of the outer ring back to our start point. Those joining the half marathon distance will meet near the mid-way point (a transfer is available) to register and warm up, before walking all the way to the finish. There will be refreshments at the end and time to relax before saying our farewells.

Trek approx: 26miles/ 13 miles

Breakfast Snacks and Packed Lunch included

Discover Adventure reserves the right to change the route or itinerary for safety reasons should local conditions dictate.

Half Marathon Full Payment Option: Pay the £79.00 Trip Cost yourself and donate 100% of your fundraising to your chosen charity.

Half Marathon Charity Option: £29.00 deposit, raise the set fundraising target of £100.00 and provided that you send this to the charity 10 weeks prior to the trip departure date your charity will pay the Trip Cost.

Marathon Full Payment Option: Pay the £89.00 Trip Cost yourself and donate 100% of your fundraising to your chosen charity.

Marathon Charity Option: £29.00 deposit, raise the set fundraising target of £120.00 and provided that you send this to the charity 10 weeks prior to the trip departure date your charity will pay the Trip Cost.

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Further Info:

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Kit List 

Training Guide

Itinerary 

For more information, please email gwh.fundraising@nhs.net