Heli Hike in Sussex
Walk to keep your local air ambulance flying


Choose between a 7.5, 3 or 1 mile route

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Heli Hike

Lace up your hiking boots, grab your friends and family. It’s time for Heli Hike in Sussex. Hike around the stunning Cowdray Estate, stride for the skies, and support your local air ambulance charity.

This year, we’re excited to introduce a fantastic Heli Fun Day. During this event, you can meet other emergency services, have fun with your loved ones, and learn about our lifesaving work before and after your hike.

Over 500 people in Sussex needed our life-saving care last year. Most of them had been involved in a road traffic collision or had experienced a medical emergency like a cardiac arrest or stroke. One day you or your loved ones could need us. With your support we’ll be there if you do. 

Without you, we can't keep flying saving lives

Heli Hike

Heli Fun Day

Join us for a fun-filled day filled with real-life heroes! Explore our helicopters and Rapid Response Vehicles . We’ll be joined by other emergency services, as they share their vital work and insights.

Meet our Crew

Meet members of Team KSS, highly skilled and dedicated professionals who are committed to saving lives. They don’t like to be called heroes. But they truly are!

Be a Heli Hike hero

Fundraising £100 could help us buy a box of five sets of tubing for our ventilator, helping patients to breathe when they have been anaesthetised.
Your walk could help save a life!

Get your t-shirt & medal!

Receive your free t-shirt to wear like the hero you are. When you finish you'll be presented with a Heli Hike hero's medal!
Your walk keeps us flying!

Learn lifesaving skills

Take part in CPR and defibrillators awareness sessions that may help you save a life one day.

High five Skye!

Come and meet our mascot Skye! She will be taking part in all the fun on the day.

She also loves any chance for a selfie. #SkyesTheLimit

Without you we can't keep flying. saving lives. families together.

Become a Heli Hike Hero! Choose your distance today

3 mile hike

Take on our shorter Heli Hike. Perfect if you're wanting a nice gentle stroll!

7.5 mile hike

Take on our classic Heli Hike. Enjoy all the scenery and experience the challenge of hiking through the countryside.

Mini Medic Mile

Brand new this year! Perfect fun for the whole family. Navigate obstacles over 1 mile, inspired by the challenges our crews face. A fun and educational experience.

Hear what past participants thought of Heli Hike

Got a question about Heli Hike in Sussex?

We ask all Heli Hikers to fundraise for us. Events such as Heli Hike are a vital source of income and this year, we’re aiming to raise £19,000 to help continue saving lives. See how your fundraising could help.
Our events team is here every step of the way to give you easy tips and tricks to reach your fundraising target. Those that raise over a certain amount will be eligible for an exclusive gift!

Yes please! We welcome all well-behaved dogs at Heli Hike. We just ask for you to keep your dog on a lead throughout. Please note that dogs are unable to join our Mini Medics on their mile. 

We’ve got three great routes for you to choose from; 7.5 miles, 3 miles or our brand-new mini medic mile! The 7.5 mile route does have a few hills, including a steep incline around Ambersham Common.

With regret, due to the nature of the terrain, we cannot recommend our routes are suitable pushchairs or wheelchairs. If you would still like to take part contact our events team to see how we can help you.

Yes, we’ve got plenty of free parking available 

Yes, there’ll be drinks and snacks available at the halfway point along the 7.5 mile and 3 mile routes. We also have various refreshments available for you to purchase at our Family Fun Day at Cowdray Estate. 

Yes, absolutely! They’ll be able to register for their ticket for the Heli Fun Day on your email link when tickets are live!

Saving lives when every second counts

So many of you still want to support our appeal or get your name on our helicopter.
For family. For friends. For life.

Give to our Buy it for Life appeal

*If we exceed our target for this appeal or there is an unexpected change in circumstances, donations will be allocated to our Helicopter and Vehicle fund

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