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Jay set off on the Way on 9th June but had had to postpone his walk. Further details on http://rapidjay.wordpress.com/

Sat 29th June to Fri 5th July - The whole of the Stevenson Way in one week!

Alan is seeking to raise £2,000 for our work with disadvantaged teenagers. Please visit www.charitygiving.co.uk/alancaldwell to give a donation and encourage him on his way.

Friday

On Erraid - it's brilliant to be here again!

Alan or Erraid

Saturday

Big walk from Knockvologan to Carsaig Bay - 20km. Alan was accompanied by Ian, Scott and Willie towards Ardalanish. Then Scott and he continued to Kilvickeon Chapel for lunch with the other two. Then the mist came down and we all tramped across the moor to Shiaba where Alan and Scott continued off into the mist. Tricky navigation, lots of trees to circumvent and high bracken slowed their progress but they made Carsaig by 8.30pm ready for a big hot meal.

 

During the morning Ian was buzzed by a Sparrowhawk and had to lift walking poles above his head for protection!

dearg bhealach falls - 200ft straight into the sea                     Scott above the Nun's Pass

 

 

Sunday

Carsaig to the bothy in Glen Forsa - 20km

Lots of rain overnight meant that we had wonderful rivers of white water flowing down every hillside.

  River near the bothy

Alan says: "Very wet underfoot. Full scale river crossing to get into Glen More. Path was flooded most of the way from Lochbuie. Took a very high traverse in Glen Forsa, found deer tracks and went directly to bothy to completely avoid the forest. Nobody at the both. Could see your breath!"

Bothy and bike                                                                                       Corran Ferry and beautiful Ardgour            

 

Monday

Glen Forsa to Glencoe by bike.

The road to Kingairloch

"Weather mixed! Rain bouncing off the slip at Fishnish, shivering in the bus shelter, then sat outside having a coffee in the sun at Lochaline"

"Fabulous cycle today. Descent into Kingairloch awesome. Beautiful along the coast to the Corran ferry. Coffee and carrot cake in Glencoe"

Tuesday

Glencoe to Glen Duror and then Kinlochleven to Loch Chiarain Bothy.

"Poor conditions. Drying out kit before getting bus to Kinlochleven. No route finding problems. Good wild walk."

River Leven 

Wednesday

Loch Chiarain Bothy to Ben Alder Bothy.

At Corrour Station: "Legs feeling it today. Need a good early night and prayer to get to Crianlarich tomorrow" 

Thursday

BIG DAY - 40 miles from Ben Alder Bothy to Crianlarich YH.

"Yesterday was very tough! Some muscles really sore. Got up early today walked down to Loch Rannoch hoping for improvement but felt worse. Weather was awful with a strong SW headwind all day. Took decision to walk to Rannoch Station and get train to Crianlarich"

"Had two feeds and feel a bit better. Need an early night and should be OK for bike."

Ben Alder Bothy 

Friday

Cycling from Crianlarich to Edinburgh.

At Stirling Bridge                                                                                               At Limekilns

 

The two Forth bridges                                                                            At the Hawes Inn with Phillipa, the manager.

 

  At the statue of David Balfour and Alan Breck at Corstorphine

   

WELL DONE ALAN!

"A wee update on our Kidnapped trek for the Michelle Henderson Cervical Cancer Trust. Our route has now been finalized and should be within our 9 days. We arrive on Erraid 10th of August starting our trek on the 11th early morning. There will be 8 in the team and looks like our route is around 267 miles from start to finish. I was wondering if you would be able to publish my Giving page on your web site to help with fundraising. As a group called Indo United we have just returned from an amazing jungle expedition in Indonesia finishing off with a climb to the top of the stunning mount Krakatoa. Our trip has raised over £39,000 so far not counting my Stevenson Way event and the RBS half marathon which we are running. So its full steam ahead for our long awaited Stevenson way"

You can sponsor them here.

Craig Watson