In Britain, as in many countries, people have had to struggle for the Right to Roam, the right to walk, to wander across the land.
In order to raise funds for the Sheffield Palestine women’s scholarship fund, we have planned to walk the length of Britain to remind us of how we have had to struggle for that right to roam and how this lies in a stark contrast to the harsh restrictions of movement for all Palestinians and in particular for the 1.8m people within the narrow 26 mile of Gaza.
The walk from 2013 …
We started out on our Right to Roam Walk for Palestine in May 2013, following the 268 miles of the Pennine Way from Edale, over Kinder Scout, the site of historic Kinder Trespass, to Kirk Yetholm on the Scottish border.
In Spring last year we walked 287 miles from Kirk Yetholm to Morvich, north of Fort William.
Plans for 2016
In May 2016 we will continue north to complete our End to End Walk for Palestine, aiming to reach John-o-Groats on Saturday 21 May.
If you can, do join us along the route, but particularly for the final day or two along the coast from Keiss to John-o-Groats.
Morvich to John-o-Groats: 209 miles
Total mileage Land’s End to John-o-Groats: 1, 315 miles