Great Wilderness Challenge 2016

Poolewe Village Hall, Poolewe, IV22 2JU
United Kingdom

Well done to our team of 13 intrepid walkers, who not only took on the 31st Great Wilderness Challenge, but some of the wettest conditions encountered at this event for CLIC Sargent - you are all amazing!

Great Wilderness Challenge 2016

The event

Against some of the most beautiful and rugged scenic landscape on offer, our walkers tackled the seven, 13 or 18 mile courses. 

The Tarry Ile Bar from Inverness, who have been supporting CLIC Sargent since 2002, had five walkers on the seven mile route.

CLIC Sargent Area Fundraising Manager Peter Logie accompanied stalwarts Irene Ritchie and Shona Calder on the 13 mile 'across the bog' section.

Kirsti Paterson was on her favourite 13 mile circular route and the longest route, at 18 miles, was taken on by Alison and Alan Murray, Dirk Verbiest and Eddie Flowerday. Unfortunately the the original 25 miles had to be reduced due to the rivers along the route swelling.

Thank you

CLIC Sargent Area Fundraising Manager Peter Logie said: "Four days of rain previous to the event had created big problems for the organisers, but they took it in their stride and on the day the routes were all passable although very squelchy in some parts.

"A big thank you to all our walkers for turning out at this classic event and to all who have sponsored them. We will know how much we have raised by the end of November."

Find out more

To find everyday ways to help our work with young cancer patients, please contact CLIC Sargent Area Fundraising Manager Peter Logie on 01463 713 080 or email

Event location