About The Walk
Hitting The Hills is a 400 mile trip around Scotland hoping to raise a bit of money for UNICEF.
All being well, the journey will take me from just outside Glasgow along Loch Lomond, past Glencoe (and along Aonach Eagach) up to Fort William to make my way up Ben Nevis and around the Ring of Steall. From there I have a choice of two routes, so still some deciding to do, some of which may be very last minute.
I set off on to Scotland on July 6th and plan to walk for three weeks (although I may have a day off somewhere along the walk). I have no rigid schedule, I’ll just walk each day and see how far I get.
UNICEF works with families, communities and governments in more than 190 countries worldwide to protect and promote the rights of all children. Here is some of the work that UNICEF is currently involved with:
- International aid
- UK child poverty
- Making child rights part of UK law
- UNICEF’s work on immunisation
- Climate change
- Water and sanitation
- UNICEF and sport
- UNICEF’s work on HIV and AIDS
- Child hunger and stunting
- Children in conflict
You can donate using the UNICEF My Fundraising site which means there is no commission on your donations , so 100% of your donation goes straight to UNICEF.
I’m just your average IT guy working in the Information Engineering Division of Cambridge University Engineering Department. I’ve ended up with three weeks holiday and nothing planned, and I quite enjoy walking, camping and writing, so thought I’d go for a really long walk and attempt to raise some money for a good cause.
Outside of work I occasionally pretend to be an amateur boxer and kickboxer. I weigh somewhere around middleweight and finally have to admit to being in my late-twenties, although that is due to change during my walk.