Spire to Spire Trekathon
Charity Walk Course
Join us for a beautiful, diverse trek over marathon distance, linking two of England’s most famous and impressive cathedrals. Winchester Cathedral dates back to 1079 and houses Jane Austen’s tomb. We leave the Cathedral and pass through the quiet leafy outskirts of historic Winchester, the ancient capital of Wessex and city of King Alfred the Great.
Our route takes us through picturesque English countryside and villages as we head west through farmland, woodland and quiet chalk valleys. We cross the lovely River Test and follow an ancient Roman Road towards the beautiful market city of Salisbury. Our destination is the magnificent 13th-Century Salisbury Cathedral, home to one of only four original copies of the Magna Carta, and we’ll be able to see its distinctive spire – the highest in the UK – rising out of the surrounding green fields well before we reach the city.
This is a tough event over the rolling downs and water-meadows between the historic cities of Winchester and Salisbury. At 26 miles, it forms an enormous challenge for walkers; you can run or jog if you prefer. There will be full support throughout the challenge with marshals and water stops along the route.
Event Location: Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire , SO23 9LS