Thursday, 27 June 2013

Finding heaven on route 7.

Ian and Liz Hoyle are taking a few days holiday, travelling from Glasgow to Carlisle on sustrans route 7. Yesterdays journey took them from Haugh of Urr near Castle Douglas to Gretna Green.

The couple are enjoying the vast variety of landscapes along the way from the city streets of Glasgow, along the Ayrshire coasts and the inland hills and glens. The weather has been fine for the journey which the pair say has been very well marked.

Today is their final day which will take them back to their home city of Carlisle.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Callander Girls

Gayle from Callander and Louise from Stirling are our first Lejog cyclists of the year. Yesterday they travelled up from Carnforth to Gretna Green. They enjoyed their stay in Carnforth because they met up with their husbands for a meal, but they will be avoiding their home towns because they may be tempted to stay. Next stop Carnwath near Biggar. Good luck girls. Hope the weather stays fine.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Johns Walk

John Harrington of Southend is walking from John O Groats to Lands End in 60 days to raise money for Help the Heros.

Todays journey is just a short stroll to Carlisle where he hopes to find a physiotherapist as he pulled a muscle a couple of days back.

The highlights for the journey so far have been the towns of Helmsdale and Aberfeldy and his favourite pub has been the Tappit Hen in Dunblane which had a good variety of real ales.

Updates of his journey can be found on his facebook page.

Friday, 7 June 2013

What a walk

Alec Hawkes and Lizzie Whicker are walking from John O Groats to Lands End to raise money for several charities. Altogether the walk will take a couple of months travelling an average of fifteen miles a day.

The weather has been glorious so far and it looks as though they can expect the same for the next few days. The charities being collected for are Sense (for deafblind people), Whizz-Kidz (improving the lives of disabled children), The A21 Campaign (protecting people from abusive injustice), and The Royal Voluntary Service (supporting older people).

Todays journey will take them to the Blacksmiths Arms at Talkin where we have just dropped of their luggage. Alecs charity page can be found here and his blog here. Good luck. I hope the weather stays fine for you.