New charity challenge for walkers at Loch Leven

Stepping out at last year's Loch Leven Walkathon.
Stepping out at last year's Loch Leven Walkathon.
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Preparations are under way for this year’s Loch Leven Walkathon, which is celebrating its fifth year with a new route.

Following the opening of the fully-completed heritage trail last summer, participants in the walkathon – held to raise funds for Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland – can now take on a 13-mile challenge, the equivalent of a half marathon.

The event is on March 22 and the new route is in addition to the regular 11km (6.8 miles) and 6km (3.7 miles) walks. All routes start and finish at the Boathouse in Kinross and follow well-maintained, signposted, traffic-free footpaths.

Alison Acosta, CHSS fundraising manager, said: “The walkathon has proved a great fun day out. The walks have raised £30,000 so far for CHSS and with your support we can improve lives for the almost half a million Scots affected by chest, heart and stroke illness.”

Enter at online at www.scotlandwalkathon.com or call 0300 1212 444.