Five walker from a Dunbar Charity (SC045428) dig out their walking boots to raise funds for locally deserving groups including Friends of Belhaven Hospital. The walk comprised of a 15 mile stretch of the John Muir Way. This coast to coast route crosses Scotland from Helensburgh in the West to Dunbar in the East and was opened in 2014 to create a new long distance route named after John Muir. The 15 miles undertaken by fearless five covered Section 10. This section is the last section in the 134 mile passage but the local Dunbar lads found it more appropriate to start in the town recognized as the birth place of John Muir and head to North Berwick the nearest town en route.
The Scottish Charity ‘The Lodge of Dunbar Castle Benevolent Fund’ carries out fund raising with the aim to makes grants, donations, loans or gifts for, amongst others, the advancement of citizenship or community development. The five strong team set out at 09.30 from their Dunbar premises on Belhaven Road Masonic Hall hopeful that the weather should be kind to them. The temperature was a comfortable 17 degrees with cloud cover, ideal walking conditions, but the intrepid team was prepared for anything the elements could throw at them. Suitable footwear and clothing had been planned including the essential foot plasters. With a short pause for pictures and they were off.
The following page shows image of the start and end point with some of the spectacular scenery of their home county of East Lothian.
Sponsored Walkers raised £500 and were:-
Setting out from Dunbar