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Sun 12 Sep - Sat 18 Sep 2021

In aid of CoppaFeel!

CoppaFeel!

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Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Sun 12 Sep 2021

Arrival at the campsite in Glen Lyon

Your challenge will begin at Glasgow’s Central train station. You will be met by your challenge leaders and will have the opportunity to meet the rest of your team before we transfer you to the campsite in Glen Lyon.

After settling into your tents, you will then get to meet all the challenge leaders and support team at the all-important welcome and safety briefing. This will be where your leaders explain everything you need to know about the next few days ahead, including what to take with you on the trek each day. It will also be your opportunity to ask any questions and get to know the team. It will then be early to bed, excited about the adventure ahead.

Accommodation: Camping. Meals: Dinner

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Day 2, Mon 13 Sep 2021

Trek to Kinloch Rannoch (Approx. 18km and 370m ascent)

After a hearty breakfast it will be time to put on our hiking boots and hit the trail! This is no easy introduction as our trek begins right from our campsite. The route heads along Glen Lyon before climbing up into the Tay Forest that covers much of this area. This ancient forest is filled with the myths of dragons and queens and you should keep on the lookout for the abundance of wildlife such as the red deer that live in this area. Our day finishes with views over Loch Rannoch to the hills beyond as we head into picturesque Kinloch Rannoch and get transferred back to the campsite.

Accommodation: Camping. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 3, Tue 14 Sep 2021

Schiehallion (Approx. 10km and 730m of ascent)

Today's trek is our first real taste of the mountains and we start with one of Scotland’s most famous and iconic mountains, Schiehallion. At 1,083m above sea level, Schiehallion, whose Gaelic name translates as “Mound of the Caledonian’s”, is classified as one of Scotland’s famous list of “Munro’s” (a list of the 282 mountains in Scotland over 3,000ft). Although it’s a relatively short distance to reach the summit, the path is an unrelenting ascent due the almost perfectly symmetrical shape of the mountain.

Accommodation: Camping. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 4, Wed 15 Sep 2021

Rob Roy Way to Loch Freuchie (Approx. 26km and 630m of ascent)

Today’s trek takes in one of the most remote sections of the Rob Roy Way National Trail. This trail stretches almost 100 miles through the southern Highland’s as it follows the footsteps of the infamous Scottish outlaw Rob Roy. Starting on the banks of Loch Tay the route heads east, along remote Glen Almond before finishing at another loch, Loch Freuchie.

Accommodation: Camping. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 5, Thu 16 Sep 2021

Glen Lyon Munro’s circular (Approx. 17km and 1300m of ascent)

Today's walk is the most remote and wild of the entire challenge as we create a circular route around the four major mountains of Glen Lyon. Situated right in the heart of the Glen the route takes you to the northern slopes of the Glen as it climbs to the summit of Carn Gorm before heading east. These are remote hills, with incredible views of the surrounding highlands. In places the footpath can feel indistinct, in true Scottish fashion, but your mountain leaders will keep you on the correct path as we summit three more “Munro’s” before descending back down into Glen Lyon.

Accommodation: Camping. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 6, Fri 17 Sep 2021

Ben Lawers Summit (Approx. 15km and 1,500m of ascent)

Our final day of trekking will see us reaching the summit of one of the highest mountains in the UK, Ben Lawers. At 1,214m above sea level, this towering mountain provides a classic mountain challenge and will make this the toughest day of the trek, so we will need all our remaining energy to make it to the finish point and celebrate our achievements.

Ben Lawers is located directly above our campsite for the week, so it will feel like a fitting end to our challenge as we reach the summit and look out over views that take in the route you have taken over the past week.

Upon returning to our campsite we will be able to celebrate with the whole team as we contemplate what we have achieved together.

Accommodation: Camping. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 7, Sat 18 Sep 2021

Departure

After a final breakfast we will say goodbye to everyone knowing that we will have formed new friendships that are sure to last a lifetime, and raised vital funds for CoppaFeel!’s life saving work.

A bus transfer will return everyone to Glasgow’s central train station where you will be free to depart and make your way home.

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Important information

Please note: Charity Challenge reserve the right to make any amendments necessary to this itinerary. The outlined itinerary is only designed as a guide and, depending on the group size, it is likely that each team will complete the routes on different days. All routes are liable to change depending upon weather and the condition of the footpath. The timings offered in this itinerary are offered as a guide only. Precise timings during the challenge may vary depending upon things such as weather and the group's ability etc.

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