6 months and counting

6 month’s time, all the hard work will be put to the test, along with every inch of motivation and aspiration I have for changing lives.

If you don’t know by now (maybe you’re living under a rock), in January 2018, the 1st to be precise, I will be walking from Southampton to Aberdeen to raise funds for Eastleigh based charity, Pavilion on the Park.

Pavilion on the Park started off my volunteering journey with me, seeing something in me, that I didn’t at the time. The walk is not only the launch of my fundraising ambitions, but a huge thank you to them for giving me the life I always dreamt about.

I never expected for everything that’s happened in my life to have happened, but I honestly believe, if they didn’t give me my first opportunity, I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing and probably never had volunteered.

Big words, but the words are a representation of their impact on me and my journey.

A journey that’s now under serious planning, creating a route for the walk. The first route estimated 580 miles in total over the course of 30 days, with the route being primarily roads. I want to walk on the streets of the UK rather than nature parks and reserves, as I want to make this a community experience.

I don’t want to do this alone!

It’s going to be a lonely month for me, walking most of the route on my own, but that’s where I want your help.  I NEED your support!

  • Want to walk with me?
  • Have a sofa I could sleep on for one night?
  • Want to help raise awareness and support the fundraising target of £10,000 (£20,000 if match-funded)

Below, you’ll find ‘route 1’. ‘Route 1’ is just a guide of where I might walk, and how I’m going to get there. Being a rough plan and not the confirmed route, I want this to give you an indication as to the direction I’ll be walking and the towns and cities I’ll be passing. (All roads etc will be confirmed, once I have a 100% confirmed route)

 

Day 1 – Southampton to Salisbury

Southampton to Salisbury.png

 

Day 2 – Salisbury to Andover

Salisbury to Andover.png

 

Day 3 – Andover to Basingstoke

Andover to Basingstoke.png

 

Day 4 – Basingstoke to Bracknell

Basingstoke to Bracknell.png

 

Day 5 – Bracknell to Watford

Bracknell to Watford.png

 

Day 6 – Watford to Luton

Watford to Luton

 

Day 7 – Luton to Bedford

Luton to Bedford.png

 

Day 8 – Bedford to Kettering

Bedford to Kettering.png

 

Day 9 – Kettering to Leicester

Kettering to Leicester.png

 

Day 10 – Leicester to Nottingham

Leicester to Nottingham.png

 

Day 11 – Nottingham to Mansfield

Nottingham to Mansfield

 

Day 12 – Mansfield to Sheffield

Mansfield to Sheffield.png

 

Day 13 – Sheffield to Doncaster

Sheffield to Doncaster

 

Day 14 – Doncaster to Leeds

Doncaster to Leeds.png

 

Day 15 – Leeds to Harrogate

Leeds to Harrogate.png

 

Day 16 – Harrogate to Darlington

Harrogate to Darlington.png

 

Day 17 – Darlington to Hartlepool

Darlington to Hartlepool.png

 

Day 18 – Hartlepool to Sunderland

Hartlepool to Sunderland.png

 

Day 19 – Sunderland to Newcastle

Sunderland to Newcastle.png

 

Day 20 – Newcastle to Ellington

Newcastle to Ellington.png

 

Day 21 – Ellington to Hepburn

Ellington to Hepburn

 

Day 22 – Hepburn to Swinton

Hepburn to Swinton.png

 

Day 23 – Swinton to Belhaven

Swinton to Belhaven.png

 

Day 24 – Belhaven to Edinburgh

Belhaven to Edinburgh.png

 

Day 25 – Edinburgh to Dunfermline

Edinburgh to Dunfermline

 

Day 26 – Dunfermline to Perth

Dunfermline to Perth.png

 

Day 27 – Perth to Forfar

Perth to Forfar.png

 

Day 28 – Forfar to Stonehaven

Forfar to Stonehaven.png

 

Day 29 – Stonehaven to Aberdeen

Stonehaven to Aberdeen.png

With the first route only having 29 days, it does mean there’s an opportunity for me to have a day of rest and to spend some time with loved ones.

If you’ve looked at the route and think you might be able to help in some way, please do get in touch by either ‘direct message on Twitter’ or by filling out this ‘contact form’.

I’d love to see as many of you during the walk, get to know you a bit more and to celebrate how social media has brought us all together.

It was a bit of a long post today, but now you know what I’m currently planning and how you can get involved.

P.S I’m looking at getting t-shirts sorted for everyone who supports the event by either walking with me or by putting me up for a night. I will confirm everything as soon as they happen.

 

 

 

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23 thoughts on “6 months and counting

  1. HI, what an incredible feat. I am not en route otherwise would put you up (& cook you a Cornish pasty).As a runner I would walk with you too. Sorry not to be able to help but all the best with the training and I look forward to seeing how you find it.

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  2. This looks like it’s going to be a really rewarding and challenging experience, I wish you the best of luck with it all and applaud you for taking it on, if anyone can do it, it’s you! Thanks for sharing this part of the process and I’ll certainly be looking forward to seeing how you get on (:

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