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Day 79: Monday 9 June
Dunnet Head
1,492
miles walked; 0 to go

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A sponsored walk for the World Scout Jamboree in Japan, 2015

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Sponsored by:

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Electronic mapping

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Outdoor sports

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Summary


I am collecting sponsorship for the Scouting Association Hardship Fund, to help enable UK Scouts or Guides who would not normally be able to afford it, to go to the World Scout Jamboree in 2015.  The Jamborees are held every four years, and being in Japan in 2015 makes this one particularly expensive to attend.

To learn more about this, press here..

I’m doing this because both of my sons have been lucky enough to go to Jamborees (2007, Essex and 2011, Sweden).   They benefited greatly from the opportunity it gave them to meet young people from 150 countries around the world and to learn about  their different cultures.   I would like to offer something back to the Scouting Association which has had such a major and positive impact on my boys’ childhood and young adulthood.

If you’d like to sponsor me, please click here..

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I have secured 16 weeks’ sabbatical leave from work, and will be undertaking this 1,450 mile walk starting around the end of March 2014.   I’ll be starting at the Lizard Peninsula in the South, and finishing at Dunnet Head in the North, taking in Land’s End, John O’Groats, Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis on the way.   So I will have walked the length of the country from South to North, and climbed the highest peaks in Wales, England and Scotland on the way.

The map below shows a summary of my route and timetable, but you can find out more by clicking here..

Date map LE2JOG 2014a

(click the map to be taken to a page with my approximate itinerary)

I’d like to thank my corporate sponsors:
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* ViewRanger (www.viewranger.com), for the provision of excellent detailed electronic maps of my entire route
* Fox’s Outdoor, Amersham (www.foxsoutdoor.co.uk)
, for the provision of a brilliant Snugpak Chrysalis 4 sleeping bag and Lowe Alpine TFX Kibo 65 rucksack
* iSoton (isoton.co.uk) for construction of this first-rate website
* Winning Tours (http://www.travelplaces.co.uk/winning_tours/scouts.html) for provision of a super-lightweight camping stove for my hike

.Testing out the new rucksack and sleeping bag from Fox's!

Testing out the new rucksack and sleeping bag from Fox’s

.This is the stove which has been provided for my walk by Winning Tours. It's a Primus Gravity II EF

Testing out the Primus Gravity II EF stove, kindly provided by Winning Tours, in the garden

From here you can…

Read my story
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Find out what inspired me to do this walk
Sponsor me
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To help send a UK Scout or Guide from a less-privileged background to the World Scout Jamboree in 2015.
Press arrow to straight to JustGiving site or click “Sponsorship” in menu bar above for more info
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Updated every day after my walk – network availability permitting!
Get maps and details
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Find out where I will be, when, and access detailed downloadable maps
Message me!
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Join in the public discussion by posting on my message board!
Track me – live!
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Follow me in real-time as I walk
Press arrow (then at the screen that appears press “add BuddyBeacon” then enter the username and PIN you were emailed when you sponsored me) or click “Track me” in menu bar above for more details
Contact me
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Send me words of encouragement, or if you’d like to join me for a part of the walk!
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There’s a summary of my latest blog below.

To read the whole thing, press here!

Thank you for visiting this website. I hope you will be able to sponsor me.

Please feel free to forward a link to this website, or my JustGiving site, to friends or colleagues who you think might be interested in supporting this worthy cause.