High Hopes Hike
(£150.00 minimum sponsorship)
Take part in the High Hopes Hike and help beat blood cancer
High Hopes Hike returns this year on Saturday 23rd May 2020 with a new 13 mile route along the West Highland Way, from Crianlarich to Bridge of Orchy.
The route will follow the West Highland Way through atmospheric forests, then emerge onto open ground at the feet of mountains and continue to the remotely situated Bridge of Orchy.
Walking through battlefields in Scottish history, the walk sees sky-scraping mountain scenery of Beinn Odhar and Beinn Dorain. The route starts by following the footsteps of St Fillan, an 8th century Irish evangelist, whose cult attracted Robert the Bruce as one of his followers. Passing through the ruins of his chapel you move through the ‘King’s Field’, where Robert the Bruce suffered defeat in 1306, legend has it. Views look back towards stunning mountain scenery as the walk descends to the Bridge of Orchy.
- Distance: 13 miles
- Ascent: 343 metres
- Difficulty: Moderate
- All walkers need to be fit and healthy and will need to train for this hike.
- Participants need to wear appropriate walking clothes and hiking boots. Walking poles may be beneficial.
- There’s a time limit on the event for health and safety reasons.
- All walkers need to bring a fully charged UK mobile phone with to the hike.
- All participants receive a medal on completion.
Registering for the event
You can register for this event for free by completing our online registration form.
Transport and lunch
There will be a bus leaving and returning to Glasgow Central Station on the day of the walk.
The cost of the bus will be approximately £10-20 (we will confirm soon).
Once you’ve registered, we’ll send you the information for bus bookings. If you’re not travelling with us by bus, you’ll be responsible for your own transport to and from Crianlarich train station.
There will be an option to have lunch after the walk. We’ll confirm the details and menu soon.
Minimum fundraising target
This is a free event. However, we ask that everyone taking part sets up a JustGiving page and raises a minimum of £150 for Bloodwise.
All participants will receive a Bloodwise t-shirt at event registration on the day, as well as ongoing support in the lead up to the challenge.