Friday, 21 September 2012

Setting off

Scottish Coast to Coast Walk

The Southern Upland Way

The Southern Upland Way is Britain's first official coast to coast long distance foot-path. It runs 212 miles  from Portpatrick on the south-west coast of Scotland to Cockburnspath on the eastern seaboard. . The Way provides a real challenge for the experienced walker.  Travelling the entire 212 mile length of the Southern Upland Way will take you through an enormous variety of scenery and may provide a challenge that will give you a tremendous sense of achievement on completion. Many of the longer sections can be very arduous and would perhaps be difficult for some to manage in a single day.   People normally take about 12 to 16 days to complete the route in one journey.
So that's the official information I found about the walk, the boys will be doing it in 10.5 days

Thurs 20th       Travel up to Scotland

Friday 21st      Portpatrick to New Luce - 23.5 miles

 Saturday 22nd New Luce to Bargrennan 18.5 miles

Sunday 23rd    Bragrennan to Dalry 23.5 miles

Monday 24th   Dalry to Sanquar 27.5 miles

Tuesday 25th Sanquar to Wanlockhead just 8/9 miles today to allow for some recovery time

Wednesday 26th Wanlockhead to Moffat 20.5miles

Thursday 27th Moffat to  St Mary’s Loch  – 21.5miles

Friday 28th        St Mary’s Loch to Galashiels 26.5miles

Saturday 29th   Galashiels to Lauder  – 14.5miles

Sunday 30th    Lauder   to Longformacas  – 16miles          

Monday 1st LongFormacus – Cockburnspath 17 miles  **** Finish **** Approx 218 miles.

Please follow their adventure here on my blog or on facebook "walkingthebeat"
anyone who would like to donate a few pennies can do so my visiting their website walking the beat and following the link to the just giving page, any amount no matter how small will be very gratefully received and every penny will go to greyhound gap!

Sue x 

The boys arrived in Scotland at 7.50pm last night  and had time to visit the local pub for a quick drink!

todays walks is   Portpatrick to New Luce - 23.5 miles
 each day I will hopefully receive photo's and updates from Marc so we can follow them on the walk!
Please spread the word to all your friends and family
Sue x



Sue said...

Looks like so long as they can get a pint at the end of the long day, they'll keep going:)

gyeong said...

Sounds like great fun. Too bad we're not closer to join.

Winnie said...

I will be avidly following them and I'm going to post something on my blog in a little while too.

Love and licks, Winnie

Hiking Hounds said...

This sounds like a fun and hard trip and a great way to raise money for the hounds.

What Remains Now said...

I'm following along, Sue. Wouldn't miss it!