Do you like hiking? Do you want to take on a tremendous trekking experience in 2020, whilst raising money to tackle loneliness and isolation? 

Then join Team Carr Gomm with a trek along the Southern Upland Way, and enjoy experiencing some of Scotland's most stunning scenery.

There are many reasons to sit comfortably at home – it is warm, dry and safe. But that is not where memories come from. Taking on a new challenge with my Uncle is one of my best memories and it will never be forgotten. The best memories come from the best experiences.” [Andrew, Team Carr Gomm fundraiser]

What is this in aid of?

Team Carr Gomm is seeking to raise £60,000 via a team of at least 100 people, all doing something extraordinary, taking on a challenge and breaking down barriers. Its ultimate goal is to build connections; by encouraging people to take part in the campaign itself, and by raising money to fund activities and projects across Scotland which are bringing people together to tackle loneliness and isolation. 

And what better way to get active and social than by trekking the Southern Upland Way with a group of like-minded challenge enthusiasts? Take on the adventure and ask those you know to sponsor you to complete it. 

About the challenge

We are delighted to be partnering with Contours Holidays to offer this coast-to-coast journey. It is Scotland’s longest Great Trail, making it an enticing challenge for well seasoned long-distance walkers. Setting off from the old harbour of Portpatrick on the west coast, the Southern Upland Way encounters a wide range of dramatic landscapes – conquering high moorlands, epic mountains, quiet forests, expansive lochs and remote valleys teeming with wildlife – as it journeys eastwards towards the village of Cockburnspath. As well as the breath-taking scenery, this trail passes through several areas rich in archaeological and historical interest, and also visits a range of elegant towns with their own stories to tell.

This 14 night adventure is a once in a life time chance to see some of the least visited yet best walking landscapes in the UK. 

You can begin the trek any day between 25th March - 26th October. Some dates do get booked up quickly though, so it is worth enquiring today. 

We suggest a fundraising target of £1,000 if you self-fund the experience but the sky is the limit! We will be with you every step of the way to support you and encourage you to reach your goals.

Book now

Get further information and book now via the 'Book' button below (you will be redirected to Contours Holidays' website) and do something incredible whilst raising money for Carr Gomm; and remember to set up your own Carr Gomm fundraiser page so you can collect those all-important donations and sponsors. 

If you have any questions or would like to know how the Carr Gomm fundraising team can support you, please contact us on [email protected] or on 0131 659 4790.

Image credit: Property of Contours Holidays