Nichola Maclean has two huge loves – walking and the music of The Proclaimers – and so, in May 2022, to celebrate her 45th birthday, Nichola, is planning to walk 500 miles to raise money for four charities: Argyll Beats Cardiovascular Disease, Scottish Charity Air Ambulance, Worldwide Cancer Research – and, because she heard about us through The Proclaimers’ website, 500 miles.
Nichola originally planned to walk the whole of the NC500 but, due to personal circumstances, her new route will be Tyndrum to John O’Groats and back, taking in only the east coast of the NC500. The total mileage is 503 miles.
Nichola’s birthday is in March but she will walk in May to avoid both the snow and the midges! This plan has been cooking since 2019 to allow enough time for training. Lockdown has intervened and there is some major surgery pending, but this HUGE challenge is still going ahead! You can follow Nichola’s progress on her Facebook page (which is called “Love can move mountains”).
Nichola has already raised £2,428.26 though the auction of bottles of whisky signed by The Proclaimers.