Challenge Scotland

Ptarmigan Events logo If you fancy embarking on a Highland Fling, we have partnered with Ptarmigan Events, Scotland’s premier outdoor event provider. You can sign up for any of their trips and choose to support Just a Drop, either individually or as part of a team.

Below are some highlights, but there are many more challenges available. Contact us for more info!

 

The West Highland Way

The West Highland Way is a 156km long ramble which links Milngavie to Fort William from the outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, to the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain.

West Highland WayThe route passes Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southerly Munro and on into the beautiful Scottish Highlands. You will pass through Rannoch Moor, one of the most isolated and bleakest places in Scotland.

 

 

West HighlandsMuch of the Way follows ancient routes of communication, making use of military roads built by troops to help control the Jacobite Clans, and the drove roads along which Highlanders herded their cattle and sheep to market in the lowlands.

The last part of the walk takes you into Glen Nevis, which leads to the foot of Ben Nevis, the movie location for Braveheart and Rob Roy.

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Canoe Across Scotland

The Caledonian Canal is one of the great waterways of the world, sharing characteristics with both the Gota Canal in Sweden and the Rideau Canal in Canada.

Canoe across Scotland

Designed by Thomas Telford, the canal was built between 1803 and 1822. It has four aqueducts over burns, 29 canal gates (known as locks) and 10 bridges. It is a voyage almost at sea level, with fantastic scenery all the way and the added safety of a canal. The route is 60 miles long (96.6km), of which 22 miles (35.4km) is man made.

Canoe ScotlandThe trip begins near Corpach, Fort William in the west and some 60 miles later, taking in three of Scotland’s freshwater Loch’s… Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness, which reaches Inverness in the East, Scotland’s newest city and capital of the Highlands.

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Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall is Europe’s largest surviving Roman monument and a UNESCO world heritage site.

Hadrian's WallThe 87 mile National Trail takes walkers along the riverside route in Tyneside, through farmland in Tynedale and the grazing upland section dominated by the Whin Sill enscarpment. It then gradually descends to the rich pastures of Cumbria and finally the salt marsh of the Solway Estuary.

 

Hadrian's WallJoin us for our three or six day challenge walking part or all of the famous wall. Steeped in history there are 14 major Roman sites, forts and museums and countless milecastles and turrets to explore, as well as many great non-Roman places on offer. This is a fascinating and rewarding journey alongside one of Britain’s Iconic landmarks.

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Three Peaks Challenge

The Three Peaks is a well known challenge event where teams and individuals make the attempt to climb the three highest mountains in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell) and Wales (Snowdon) over a set of consecutive days or within a 24 hour period.

Three Peaks

For the 24 Hour Challenge, we kick things off in Glasgow Friday afternoon, a quick ‘meet & greet’ then set off for Fort William. On arrival we complete the comprehensive safety briefing and have dinner. We start with Ben Nevis the next morning (early), Scafell Pike in the evening,and finally Snowdon in Wales Sunday.

3 PeaksThis is no mean feat! Participants who wish to take in the challenge must be in good physical shape. Sleep deprivation is another factor that will be encountered as part of the 24 hour challenge which most have not experienced; this combined with the physical element will most certainly test your mental strength also.

Our goal is to complete all threes peaks in 13 hours! Ben Nevis takes us around five hours, Scafell Pike four hours and Snowdon also in four hours. This may be achieved in a quicker time depending of the fitness levels of the group taking part. Please note that the remaining time is taken up by road travel and breaks to each location.

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