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Sussex Hospice Trail

Could you walk the Sussex Hospice Trail, a 200 mile route connecting 12 hospice areas, and support your local children’s hospice?


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The Sussex Hospice Trail is open for those looking for a local walking trail challenge in support of Chestnut Tree House.

The circular route covers 200 miles divided into 26 walks, making it possible for you to complete as little or as much as you choose and in any time frame you wish!

A detailed guide and map for each walk can be found either as a free download on the Sussex Hospice Trail website . These guides contain full text directions with a map showing the route. Points of interest and background details of sites along the way are also given.

It is the perfect way of experiencing all that Sussex has to offer, from seaside promenades to riverside pastures and tranquil woodlands to the bracing tops of the South Downs.

The variety of the route is a real treat and there are lots of landmarks to visit along the way too. If you’ve ever fancied visiting Arundel Castle, Battle Abbey, Brighton’s i360, Glorious Goodwood or Chichester Cathedral then this is a great opportunity to do just that.

To complete a section of the trail in support of Chestnut Tree House, simply make a small donation to Chestnut Tree House here or to Friends of Sussex Hospices via their Just Giving page.

If you are taking on a bigger walking challenge or considering the full loop, you might like to set up a JustGiving page to collect sponsors. Email events@chestnut-tree-house.org.uk to tell us about your challenge or to request a fundraising pack.

Register now for the ‘Walk the Hospice Trail’ launch event

On Saturday 3 October 2020 many teams will walk ONE of the 26 routes and so together with all hospices in Sussex we will cover the ENTIRE 200 miles of the trail. Just get your team together, pick your walk and buy your ticket!

Your team will leave your chosen Start Point at 9am and follow the route, visit Sussex Hospice Trail website to get full details of each walk including a map.

All you have to do is:

  • Choose your walk from the list on the Sussex Hospice Trail website
  • Choose St Barnabas House as the hospice you wish to support from the list
  • Buy your ticket for only £5 per person (non refundable) and all proceeds go to Sussex hospices
  • Assemble your team!
  • Limited tickets for each walk

Friends of Sussex Hospices

Friends of Sussex Hospices is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers. It raises funds, through a variety of activities, to support the running costs of all twelve hospice care providers that serve the adults and children of Sussex. Find out more about Friends of Sussex Hospices.

The trail has been made possible thanks to the generosity of volunteer walkers that have helped to map and document the trail, as well as the trail sponsors who have funded the project.

Each part of the trail has been sponsored by an individual or family from Sussex, many of whom have personally experienced the amazing work of the various hospice providers of Sussex and are dedicating their own stretch of the trail to the memory of a loved one.