Would you like join me for a walk?
My ‘Walking for Wildlife‘ project is as much about people as it is wildlife. The ethos behind the 4,000km walk across Turkey is a celebration of wildlife and culture. Here is a quick reminder of what I am doing :
The plan is to walk a linear route from the Turkish Aegean coast in the west to the Turkish border with Armenia. This is a distance of c4,000 kilometres. During this journey I aim to celebrate the rich biodiversity of Turkey by recording as much wildlife as I am able to. I also aim to connect with as manycommunities, schools, colleges etc. to share stories. I will also visit as many Key Biodiversity Areas as possible; particularly those that either Doğa Derneği or KuzeyDoğa are directly involved with. It is also hoped that a documentary film will be made of my journey and experiences.
Positive is a much more useful tool than negative and I aim to use this to demonstrate why the large scale development of Hydro Electric Power Plants and Dams, must not be allowed to continue.
I started my training schedule yesterday thanks to my supportive partner (and coach) Kath! Whilst it is very early days and I have a long way to go with my training; I know I will have to put in some long distance events prior to the start of my epic journey! I plan to do a couple of walks along the route of the Hadrian’s wall trail and one walk from John ‘o’ Groats to Lands End! Although these will be training events I also plan to use them to raise funds for my walk across Turkey.
As with the main event; I welcome anyone who would like to accompany me along sections of these training walks. I will release dates and schedules when I have them myself. I am currently working with Doğa Derneği to finalise my route through Turkey. If you are interested in joining me for any sections of these training events or my ‘Walking for Wildlife‘ across Turkey; you can lodge an interest by filling out the form below.