A 100 Mile Conversation facilitates public conversations around suicide and end of life issues while walking along the 100 miles of The South Downs Way.

The original walk took place in April/May 2013 when friends Nathan Burr and Louis Buckley sought to find new ways of thinking about mental health, suicide and other end of life issues; from the personal to the mystic, the romantic to the scientific, while walking and talking to over twenty experts with a broad variety of different perspectives.

Our story

We have had the great pleasure of walking alongside some amazing individuals and organisations who have generously shared their time and experience to help us explore these difficult subjects and have provided us with much insight into how a simple acts such as walking outside in nature can have a profound effect on our inner emotional states.

Past contributors

At times I feel as if I am spread out over the landscape and inside things, and am myself living in every tree, in the splashing of the waves, in the clouds and the animals that come and go, in the procession of the seasons

(Carl Jung)

The approach we take to our walks and screenings is a human one. We are no different to anyone else who joins us, we all have our own personal stories and narratives that drive us. Sometimes these are helpful and sometimes they are not. So from sharing and listening we are always learning and growing both as individuals and as a project.

A documentary film of the original walk was finally completed in 2019 and is now used as a tool to stimulate and facilitate conversations at number of public events and screenings across the UK.

Upcoming & Past Events

If you would like to know more about our walks, the documentary or are interested in screening the film please do get in contact.