Hello – we’re Ian and Sharon Lakin. We are planning to walk 566 over 39 days (1 rest day makes it 40), beginning Wednesday 29th March, from our family home in Spondon, Derby, up to the magical Western Isles of Scotland; finishing on our favourite Hebridean island – the Isle of Harris, and at one particularly special beach, Scarista.

Why? Well it’s something we’ve always wanted to do and we now have the time to do it. We also want to raise at least £1,500 to be split between three different charities: Muscular Dystrophy, Air Ambulance and Tom & Mia’s Legacy; all of which have been chosen as being closely linked to the hearts of our family and friends who have recently lost loved ones.

So please keep following this blog where we will be providing updates, pictures and more as we head north. And if you can, click on the Just Giving page to make a donation or simply share our story.

Thanks and we’ll look out for you on the way!

Ian & Sharon.