In 364 days I set out to discover Scotland in a self-powered expedition. Aged 23 and travelling alone to journey by sea kayak around Scotland I then returned home via the summit of the Munro Mountains using a bicycle to ride between. Taking 4 months by boat to cover over 1600km of coastline I set out to explore my home culture and landscape. Once on land I took 8 months across the winter to cycle 2500km, climb a total ascent of over 147000m over 282 mountains and cover 1750km under foot. The journey aimed to show that it is possible to have a big adventure upon your own doorstep and perhaps inspire others to get out into their own backyard.
Here are a couple of brief trip reports on the superb Sidetracked magazine and my video diary which I took along the way.
Keep an eye out for a book in future
*Warning: Many, many midges were harmed in the making of this adventure.
Will… you are an inspiration and I salute you!
Very best of luck… again!
You met John atop Dumyat when you were selling tea to raise money for Iceland then I met you and Remi in B of A Brewery after the exams and before you set off.
Stay safe and enjoy!
Sounds amazing! So much planning. What an adventure. Good luck!
Good luck mate, good to meet you at Barrisford Bothie.
Alan & Gareth
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Will, great to hear all about your adventures last night in Bowdon. Inspirational stuff for young and old. Not only can you do the physical and mental stuff but your presenting is excellent too. Good luck. Simon (with Tony and Dan)