Departure: 25 July 2015

Time: 10 am

Location: Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

This challenge will see a team of intrepid individuals travel from Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, next to where Skye is buried, to the highest point on the Isle of Skye in Scotland to raise money for Blue Skye Thinking which was established in Skye’s name. The 636 mile journey will include a combination of cycling, kayaking and hill walking. It is an epic journey taking in some of the United Kingdom’s most stunning scenery, including the Peak District, the Lake District, Loch Lomond, and the beauty of Scotland’s West Coast.

“I wanted to do something special to celebrate Skye’s life and have spent a long time thinking about what that should be. Then a very dear friend, Ed Blagrove, announced that he would like to do events in 2015 totalling the distance from Oxfordshire to the Isle of Skye. Having done a few crazy things in the past myself, it seemed logical to take up the challenge and travel to the Isle of Skye itself." Andrew, Skye's Dad

 ITINERARY (click here to see full route)

Day 1: Blenheim Palace to Burton-on-Trent (Saturday 25 July) - Ibis, B5008 Etwall Road, Willington, DE65 6DX

Day 2: Burton-on-Trent to Salford, Manchester (Sunday 26 July) - Ibis, 19 Trafford Road, Salford, Manchester, M5 3AW

Day 3: Salford, Manchester to Levens (Monday 27 July)

Day 4: Levens to Lakeside, Newby Bridge (kayak to Ambleside) to Bassenthwaite (Tuesday 28 July)

Day 5: Bassenthwaite to Thornhill, Carronbridge (Wednesday 29 July)

Day 6: Thornhill to Balloch (Thursday 30 July)

Day 7: Balloch to Crianlarich then on to King's House (Friday 31 July)

Day 8: King's House to Ben Nevis (Saturday 1 August)

Day 9: Summit Ben Nevis (Sunday 2 August)

Day 10: Fort William to Ratagan (Monday 3 August)

Day 11: Ratagan to Glen Brittle (Tuesday 4 August)

Day 12: Summit Sgurr Alasdair (Wednesday 5 August)

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