Those of you who like supporting good cases might be interested in the Big Hospice Hike , to support the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow.
Grab your boots and get ready for our new challenge – the Big Hospice Hike. Not for the faint hearted, our 22-mile walk includes a climb up Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southerly Munro.
Starting at Balmaha on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond, the Big Hospice Hike will take you along a section of the West Highland Way to the village of Rowardennan, the starting point for the main path up Ben Lomond. You will begin your ascent up the mountain, which boasts spectacular views of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Once reaching the summit at 974m, you’ll descend and complete your challenge by walking back to the finish line at Balmaha.
About 1100 patients are cared for by the hospice each year and we are providing support for about 400 patients and family members at any one time. Our new challenge promises not only to be a rewarding experience for you but for our patients and families who will benefit from the funds raised. Teams, made up of friends, family or work colleagues, will all be walking … Why don’t you join them???
Your choices are:
1. Start at Balmaha and walk via the West Highland to Rowardennan where you’ll start your ascent of Scotland’s most southerly Munro – Ben Lomond. Once you’ve descended you’ll walk back to Balmaha where your challenge will conclude (22 miles). £30 registration fee applies. Minimum sponsorship £200.
2. If the 22-mile hike isn’t for you but you’re still keen to ‘bag a Munro’ and take in the fantastic views of the length of Loch Lomond, you can sign up for the climb-only challenge, starting and ending in Rowardennan (7.5 miles). £20 registration fee applies. Minimum sponsorship £150.