New charity walk challenge for Scotland
Walkers are signing up to take part in a new charity walking challenge in Scotland. The 16-mile Perthshire Trek 2011 is ideal for a wide range of walkers, from beginners through to experienced hikers, as well as keen fundraisers and groups of family and friends.
Following a scenic section of the Cateran Trail in Perthshire the Breakthrough Cancer Perthshire Trek 2011 takes place on September 9 and 10 and offers the choice of a one-day or two-day challenge.
With the right training, many people will find that the one-day 16-mile trek is well within their capabilities, while for those who want to take their time to complete the distance or who are keen to make a whole weekend out of the event, there’s an option to split the walk in two and stay overnight in a hotel.
The Cateran Trail is 64 miles in its entirety and the Perthshire Trek follows a particularly stunning section, and also takes in the highest point at 2144ft. The route is close to the town of Perth so it’s easily accessible for people from across Scotland whether travelling by car or train.
Every participant is being asked to raise £250 for the pioneering Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity. They will be offering lots of tips for raising funds, as well as advice on training for the event and the kit to bring along.
To find out more about the event, and to sign up, see http://breakthrough.org.uk/scotland/fundraising_in_scotland/perthshire_trek.html