On Saturday 29 August 2020, Paul Turrell and Simon Fanning, two longstanding hospice friends and supporters, will be following in the footsteps of Sir Ian Botham and a select few, aiming to walk 900 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End in just over one month.

The walk will involve an ascent (and descent) of over 10,000 metres – higher than Everest! – and the plan is to walk approximately 30 miles (around 50 km) each day with a rest day every 6-7 days, staying overnight in local hotels or bed and breakfasts.

Mike Palfreman our Chief Executive will be joining the route for much of the journey and we are encouraging you to join them for various stages along the way.

It’s a really demanding and exciting challenge, walking through some of the most scenic parts of the UK. We’re keen to bring other walkers on board and you can join us for whatever parts of the route suit you.

Mike Palfreman, CEO

Key Information

  • When: Saturday 29 August to Sunday 30 September 2020
  • Where: Start John O’Groats, finish Land’s End, following an established route through Scotland and North West/West of England
  • Registration fee: none but all participants will need to cover own costs of accommodation etc and seek sponsorship.

For the full schedule of the route, to register your interest, more information or an informal chat, please email Mike Palfreman. You can also follow Simon's blog as he takes on this epic walk.

As well as joining the epic walk we are also looking for individuals to support the challenge in other ways, for example by driving our support vehicle or to sponsor our team who are walking to raise funds for the important work of the hospice.

To make a donation visit this page.

We are grateful to the following corporate partners for supporting this key 2020 fundraising event: