Below is a list of the locations that crews are welcome to meet runners. Runners must not be crewed at any other point than those listed below. More detailed rules for crews can be found in the infopacks. (Please note this list is subject to change at any time. Organisers reserve the right to add or remove locations without any prior notice. Removal of a location between now and race date will be noted at the top of this page).
Cut off times apply only at aid stations. Listed cut offs at crew only locations are simply a guide and will not be enforced.
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Parking is on site and free of charge. Enter the estate from the A31 at the Avington Cross Roads.
The site has its own sliproads on both the north and south bound carriageways of the A3. Follow the brown and white tourist board signs. As you come in to the park the visitor centre and parking is directly ahead. The Meadow is the field behind the visitor centre so walk to the side of it and you will see the aid set up just alongside the trail. To exit you need may need to use the code 4100.
Park in the National Trust car park on Harting Down above the small village of South Harting. Following the South Harting/Chichester road (B2141) up the steep hill from South Harting, the car park entrance is at the top and off to the left. (sign at the car park entrance). The SDW runs through t he middle of the field to the south of the car park, about 100 metres from it. There is a finger post indicating its presence.
Driving along the A286 headed south from Cocking, you will reach a point in the road where the South Downs Way crosses. One side of the road (the right hand side if you are headed south) is a public car park. You may park here and walk over to the check point the other side of the road. Please try to use this where at all possible and avoid driving onto the field. If however, this is full, on the other side of the road is a single lane road called Hill Barn Lane. If you are approaching the site, drive up Hill Barn Lane and at the top, opposite the first barn, take a sharp right back behind you in to the field. You may also drive up here and then drive down into the field to the aid station.
This is probably the most remote location on the SDW and crews should try to use the next access point at Houghton Farm if possible. The car park is up a road which is not in great condition. There are also extremely limited spaces at the top.
The nearest postcode will put you around a mile from the car park - RH201PQ but the only way to find the car park itself it is to head to Bignor Village/ that postcode and use the map.
Access to the field is off of Houghton Lane. Turn in through the open gate. Parking is in the field adjacent to the check point.
This car park can be a little tricky to find so please do leave plenty of time and look carefully at the map before you head off. The car park is right up on top of the ridge, it’s just a case of getting the right turn off of the main road - it isn’t signed as anything so the map is the key.
Chantry Post Car Park. From A24, take A283 towards Storrington for 2 miles, left towards Chantry Lane Trading Estate. Car park end of the lane.
This small car park is best accessed via Washington Village, by heading south on Washington Bostal and turning left on to a track which leads to the car park. It is sign posted. The SDW turns onto the track, just above this car park, so crews will need to walk a little way up the hill.
Crews should park at Devil's Dyke Visitor Centre. Do not use Summer Down road Car Park. Pay & display parking at Devil's Dyke. £2 all day, National Trust members and Blue Badge holders park free.
This location is just off of the SDW/ the course. Park in the public car park adjacent to the windmills. To access you runner you either need to walk approx. 400m up the hill to where the runners come towards you and make a sharp right to continue on (clearly marked on the day), or have the runner come down to the car park to meet you.
Firle Bostal/ Beacon Car Park is on the South Downs Way just east of Firle Beacon/ the radio masts. Crews may access their runner anywhere within 200 metres of the gate into the car park, and the gate exiting the other side, including the car park itself.
Where at all possible, try to use Firle Beacon just a mile before this location due to the small size of the car park.
Bo Peep Bostal Car Park can be reached from the A27 headed to Eastbourne. Turn right on to Bo Peep Lane from the A27. At the crossroads (Bo Peep Farm House) continue straight on to Bo Peep Bostal. The car park is at the top of the hill.