Just wanted to share an event I’m doing in around three weeks time for a very worthy cause.
I’ll be walking a marathon (26 miles) in my Kilt from Hampden (Scotland Football Stadium) to the bonnie banks o’ Loch Lomond in order to make a wee difference to the children who are in need of a little support. Please dig deep, any donations would be greatly appreciated.
Sustran’s pathway, westbound along the River Clyde from Hampden, Past Bells Bridge the route passes The Tall Ship before heading away from the river’s edge. The route used to follow the course of the disused Partick to Yorker railway, but the Glasgow Harbour area is being redeveloped so please look out for signed diversions. After passing close to the docks of Clydebank, the route joins the towpath of the Forth and Clyde Canal, passing under the Erskine Bridge, and past The Saltings Ecology Park into Bowling where the canal meets the Firth of Clyde and a marina is being developed. From Bowling, follow another old railway line into Dumbarton, where Dumbarton Castle sits on Dumbarton Rock - a 240ft high volcanic plug jutting into the River Clyde. After passing through Dumbarton, the route heads north away from the Firth of Clyde towards Loch Lomond, following the meandering River Leven on a traffic-free path passing through the communities of Renton, Alexandria and Balloch. From Balloch it’s a short hop through the park to the Loch Lomond Shores Visitor Centre and the Balloch Castle Country Park.
I’ve walked the Clyde Walkway to Partick many times when we stayed in Glasgow, and I’ve also walked the Forth & Clyde Canal from Glasgow to Bowling a couple of times. The bit beyond Bowling is new to me but sounds lovely.
My husband is a marathon/half marathon runner, and one of his favourite routes is the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow, part of which goes over the Kingston Bridge. I don’t even like going over there in a car, but he loves running it.
Hope the weather improves in time for your walk. We had glorious sunshine here for the Sport Relief Mile last weekend - and today it’s snowing.:cold: I’d offer to knit you leg-warmers, but I don’t think I could do them in time.
Sod’s Law. The weathers been rather nice for the last couple weekends here in Ayr as well too. It comes to event weekend and it’s dreek, rainy, sleet, windy… I’d much prefer a causal 26mile strool in the sunshine of course but Heh, Bring on the wind and the rain!!!
Less that 48 hours to go!!! I’ve got my power bars, vaseline petroleum jelly and catecholamine rush playlist at the ready!