About the LSW
The Long Straight Walk
Unique LeJoG Route – Walking in a Straight Line
On Saturday September 6th 2014 I will be setting off on a journey from Land’s End and approximately 1month later I will complete my journey at John O Groats. Ten minutes later, hopefully with my feet up, enjoying a wee dram with a few pals boring them by recounting all the stories that will have been my life for the past month.
Walking in a straight line sounded easy when I first thought of it but it has turned out to be anything but easy. The logistics always have another layer of detail followed by some more planning. Planning is a bit of uncharted territory for myself, if anything that is the real challenge.
Why am I doing it?
To raise awareness of Parkinson’s in the UK, especially Early Onset Parkinson’s. Being diagnosed in my 40’s with Parkinsons Disease was a shock but if I can raise awareness then I can raise funds. If I can raise funds I can help find a cure. If a cure is found I’ll be happy. So you see it’s all about me really. I should really call it the Stop Me Shaking Tour.
The route I will be taking is unique. Taking in Wales and the Isle of Man as well as Britain’s third highest mountain “Brae Riach” At close on 1300metres of Munro majesty. Quite a collection of diverse areas. None of them have ever been part of a “LeJoG” route before.
You can take part in finding a cure by donating to the Long Straight Walk