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 the NC500 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.
The NC500 is actually 516 miles long and she aims to walk all of them in 28 days! Nichola’s birthday is in March but she will walk the NC500 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 all the way until May 2022 on her Facebook page (which is called “Love can move mountains”) and her fundraising page.