Starting in Lancing, the route follows the South Downs Way, a long-distance footpath and bridleway running along the South Downs in southern England. The path is famed for its rolling hills and panoramic views across coastal towns and the English Channel. Heading east, the journey continues through picturesque villages and towns until it intersects with the North Downs. Upon reaching the North Downs, the route turns towards Canterbury, a historic English city known for its stunning cathedral and medieval architecture.

From Canterbury, the path proceeds to Dover, traversing the iconic white cliffs. Dover serves as the gateway out of England, where the journey crosses the English Channel.