- an amazing 420 mile journey from the Isle of Skye to the Whicham Valley in Cumbria
- the longest commercial ride in the UK this year
- raising money for a number of charities including: ILPH, Laminitus Trust & MacMillan Cancer Relief
- happening right now!
The 10 horses began their epic journey on the 21st September (2006) and will end 31st October.
En-route they and their owners Annie and Tim are covering some amazing terrain:
The ride will take them from the West Highlands of Scotland, thru to Fort William, onwards via parts of the West Highland Way to the north of Loch Lomond. From here they will travel alongside Loch Lomond, through the Trossachs National Park towards the north of Glasgow. Next, they'll make an easterly push towards Edinburgh, travel south into the Southern Uplands, towards the Cheviots then head back west towards Carlisle, and on into the Lake District National Park.
The route will follow old drove roads, forestry tracks, old Roman Roads, farm tracks...odd pieces will be on tarmac but as much as possible off road!
Everone involved hopes to have a fantastic time, experiencing the countryside and the rich history of the areas they pass through at close range over weeks of travel, with a great bunch of people, great accommodation and comprehensive back-up arrangements.