The Long Straight Walk is the brainchild of John MacPhee, who, having been diagnosed with early onset Parkinsons in his 40s, decided to walk in, yes, you guessed it, a straight line from Lands End to John O'Groats (with some boat or plane help over the watery bits!). This epic quest arrived in Highland Perthshire on 24th September, and early on the 25th we joined John and his team on the two day stretch that would take it from Crieff in the south of Breadalbane to the south side of Loch Tummel.
Below is a picture diary of the day - let it scroll at its own pace, click on the arrows to go backwards or forwards, or hover over a picture to pause. As these pictures make clear, this two day route is hard going at times - proper equipment, OS map (and ability to read it), compass and reasonable level of fitness are required!
Here's the route we took over the two days - a fantastic experience for all involved, and hopefully will bring some good publicity to our wonderful area and to research into Parkinsons. You can find out more about John's Long Straight Walk and how to support it by clicking here.