When my lovely wife Linda died in June 2007, at Sobell House Hospice in Oxford, after a long battle with breast cancer, I decided to journey from John O’Groats to Land’s End to raise funds for the hospice and Cancer Research UK. This journey was blogged as Ride, Stride, Glide.
Now ten years after Ride, Stride, Glide I am going to walk from The Lizard, the most southerly point in England, to Cape Wrath in north west Scotland. This is a journey of around 1900 kilometres and 52000 metres of ascent. This time I am raising funds for Sobell House Hospice.
My route is designed to link six of the long distance paths in the UK. In order these are the South West Coastal Footpath, Offa’s Dyke, the Pennine Way, the Southern Upland Way, the West Highland Way, and the Cape Wrath Trail. I will be starting my trip on June 28th and plan to finish in early October
I would be very grateful for your support and any donation that you are able to make. I have a JustGiving site at http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/neil-jordan4
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Update: March 2019
As my blog posts record, I had to stop my trip on August 27th 2018 when I was taken into Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with a strangulated hernia. I am happy to say that I had an operation to repair the damage on November 12th and I am finishing my trip in 2019. I have changed the route after Fort William, going up the Great Glen Way to Inverness and then following the new John O’Groats Trail, to finally reach Dunnet Head which is the most northerly point in the UK mainland.
Thank you to all who have supported me so far,