Christopher Watson is trekking 435km to raise £1k in memory of his parents

31st July 2022

Map showing the Stevenson Way route from the west to east of Scotland

Christopher Watson is embarking on a 3-week, 435km walk across the heart of Scotland to help raise money to support Friends of St Monica’s Hospital. Christopher is doing this grueling challenge in memory of his parents; both Easingwold residents who spent their last days in the St Monica’s Hospital.

The walk is called the Stevenson Way and is unlike anything Christopher has attempted before. Starting on the 6th August, the date of Christopher’s mums death, and journeying for 3 weeks he plans to arrive in Edinburgh on the 26th August – the fateful day his dad was admitted to the hospital.

Help Christopher reach his fundraising goal

Christopher is aiming to raise £1000 to support Friends of St Monica’s Hospital and would really appreciate your support. At the time of writing this he has raised a wonderful £260 so far. You can donate to Christopher’s JustGiving page using the link below:

The Stevenson Way

The Stevenson Way is a unique wilderness walk across some of Scotland’s wildest and most remote terrain and is based on the book Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson.

The Stevenson Way starts on the west coast of Mull, on the island of Erraid. The route goes through Morvern and then across Loch Linnhe to Ballachulish near the site of the murder of Colin Campbell. Then it is on to rugged Glencoe with its majestic mountains. From Glencoe the Way leads into the great vast wilderness of Rannoch Moor and to the slopes of remote Ben Alder by Loch Ericht. The Way turns south now, heading to Loch Rannoch and on through to the mountains above Bridge of Orchy, near today’s West Highland Way, and on to near Crianlarich. It is up and over the mountains now to Loch Voil and Balquhidder, where Rob Roy McGregor lies buried. From here the Way leads on past Callander and Dunblane to Stirling and then along the north of the River Forth to Limekilns, and finally across the Forth to Edinburgh.

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