Walking The West Highland Way for Care Network

We are thrilled to announce that our very own Project & Business Development Coordinator, Stephanie, will be walking the West Highland Way this June, raising funds to support our work here at Care Network!

The West Highland Way is a long-distance walking route in Scotland covering 96.5 miles starting in Milngavie, just north of Glasgow, running all the way up to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands. The route typically takes 7-9 days to complete. Stephanie and her friend Jane plan to complete it over 8 days, starting their first walking day on the 17th June 2022.

Images of Stephanie from Care Network Blackburn with Darwen training for her fundraiser - raising funds to support the work of the organisation

The Route

This stunning walking route covers a gruelling 96.5 miles over challenging Scottish terrain, taking Stephanie and Jane through spectacular countryside, where they will be able to take in the breathtaking views of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. From here they will head up towards the Bridge of Orchy and through Glen Coe, with the final leg of the journey taking them to Fort William.

Stephanie & Jane's Walking Plan (walk over 8 days):
  • Day 1 - Friday 17th | Walk from Milngavie to Drymen (12.5 Miles)
  • Day 2 - Saturday 18th | Walk from Drymen to Rowardennan (15 Miles)
  • Day 3 - Sunday 19th | Walk from Rowardennan to Inverarnan (13 Miles)   
  • Day 4 - Monday 20th | Walk from Inverarnan to Tyndrum (12 Miles)         
  • Day 5 - Tuesday 21st | Walk from Tyndrum to Inveroran (9 Miles)
  • Day 6 - Wednesday 22ndWalk from Inveroran to Kingshouse (10 Miles)
  • Day 7 - Thursday 23rdWalk from Kingshouse to Kinlochleven (9 Miles)
  • Day 8 - Friday 24th | Walk from Kinlochleven to Fort William (16 Miles)

If you would like to find out more about Stephanie’s walking route, take a look at the West Highland Way overview. The map of her route is available here and you can also see a breakdown of her full walking route plan here

Support Stephanie - Donate Today

This is the first fundraising event we have ever run at Care Network. We are incredibly proud of Stephanie for taking on this amazing feat. Please help to support her in achieving her fundraising goal this spring, by kindly donating.

Any amount you can donate makes a huge difference, with all funds raised being reinvested back into our charity and the work we do to support our local community in Blackburn with Darwen.

Stay posted with us for updates on Stephanie's training, walking tips, routes and of course, her fundraising total!


Fancy Fundraising?

Inspried by Stephanie's story? Did you know that you can plan your very own Care Network fundraiser? We welcome any fundraising ideas from our community, from tea parties to raffles, quizes to your own outdoor adventure! Take a look here at some great fundraising ideas from Easy Fundraising. 

Get Outdoors

Walking is a simple, free, fun and accessible way of instantly boosting your health and wellbeing. Solo walks offer the chance for peace, quiet, mindfulness and adventure - taking some time that's just for you, whilst walks with friends and family are a great way to explore new places, make memories together and keep you active throughout the year. There are also lots of walking groups locally, giving you the chance to get outdoors safely, meet new people and enjoy something new.

If you'd like to follow in Stephanie's footsteps, boost your wellbeing and explore more by taking up walking, take a look at this selection of beautiful walking routes in Blackburn with Darwen, and a wide range of stunning routes here across Lancashire.