Bob’s Walk on the right path for big finish in Dundee

Kirkcaldy Bob's walkers arriving at Maggie's Fife
Kirkcaldy Bob's walkers arriving at Maggie's Fife

Dr Bob Grant and his fellow walkers are well on schedule to finish their incredible week-long walk at Maggie’s Dundee on Sunday.

The Bob’s Walk group set off from Maggie’s Edinburgh on Sunday to trek the 108 miles along the Fife Coastal Path to help raise awareness of Maggie’s.

Every single penny raised by the group will go directly to Maggie’s Fife.

Speaking to The Press as the group headed out of Earlsferry at the start of day five, Bob praised the walkers and supporters who had help spur the group on.

“It’s been a great walk so far and the support we have received along the way has been quite overwhelming,” he said.

“In terms of fundraising we’re already ahead of our target and we’ve been able to raise the level of awareness of Maggie’s and the wonderful work that it does.”

The group has been joined by fellow walkers and well-wishers along the way, around 20 per day, and have yet to be hampered by the unpredictable Scottish climate.

Bob said: “The weather has been perfect; if you’d asked for ideal walking conditions then this is what you would get.

“The only part that was a bit tiring was the stretch between the Kingswood in Burntisland and Buckhaven. That seemed incredibly long but then the coastline is so beautiful that you can just concentrate on the view and you forget all about it.

“There were a few aches and pains on day two but they’ve gone now.

As we went to press the group was heading for Pittenweem where a pop-up Maggie’s was set up as part of the Arts Festival, before heading for Anstruther for some well- deserved fish and chips!

Fife Free Press Editor Allan Crow, who is keeping a blog at www.fifetoday.co.uk, has been with Bob every step of the way and says the walk has opened his eyes to the beauty of the coastal path.

“What’s been great for me is that I’ve seen parts of Fife along the path that I never knew existed.

I’m really enjoying it.” he said.

A big finish is planned for Sunday when the group arrives at Dundee.

The walkers will be joined by ultra runners Johnny and Sheena Logan, who plan to run the path in just 24 hours, plus up to 80 bikers from the Edinburgh Dunedin Chapter of the Harley Davidson owners’ group who will chaperone the walkers to their final destination of Maggie’s Dundee.

Bob said: “I’m looking forward to a big day.

“It’s bound to be emotional, it always is when you do a walk like this and I’m sure there’ll be quite a crowd to greet us.”

To pledge your support simply visit fundraise.maggiescentre.org/bobswalk.