Sponsored Walk 2013

~ Sunday 30th June ~


Each year we organise a sponsored walk to support aid-projects for Tibetans. The proceeds go to the Tibet Society and Free Tibet. This year as it was the 20th anniversary we chose to repeat our first walk at Scolty Hill, near Banchory.

 

This will be our 20th Walk which will mark 20 years of the Group. Our first Walk was at Scolty Hill, Banchory, where we flew the Tibetan flag from the tower. We returned for our 10th walk, and therefore we decided to do the same for our 20th walk, albeit by a different route.

The proceeds of the walk will be split between:

Tibet Society (www.tibetsociety.com) which is a campaigning organisation working for a fair and just solution for Tibet, with Tibetans determining their own future and having their fundamental human rights respected

Tibet Foundation (www.tibet-foundation.org) which is a charity supporting Tibetan communities, often in remote areas of Tibet, in education, health care, social welfare and economic development, and helping them to sustain their unique culture.
The forecast was for a very hot day, but thankfully it turned out to be warm and sunny but not excessively hot.  The walk was mainly along well-established tracks from the road to the West of Scolty along the river Dee then ascending to the hilltop, where the Tibetan flag was flown from the tower as in previous visits. At nine miles it was one of our longer walks, but did not involve any greatly strenuous climbs so all of us completed it without difficulty. Afterwards some of us went for tea in the Finzean farm shop. Thanks to members of Amnesty International who joined us, and also to relatives and neighbours of tibetsupport members.
 
More pictures of the walk here

Other Walks: Glen Tanar ~ Sgor Buidhe ~ Glen Gairn ~ Loch Kinord ~ Forest of Birse ~ Clachnaben ~ Forvie ~ Pressendye ~ Baudy Meg ~ Scolty Hill ~ Pannanich Hill ~ Linn of Dee ~ Glenbuchat


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