From East to West by Saddle is Best: A horseback journey across the Scottish Highlands Paperback

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A donation to The Ambulance Staff Charity will be made from each book sold!

What started as an idea on maps spread out along the length of her kitchen floor, turned into a challenging journey over mountains, through glens and around lochs.  Against the backdrop of stunning Highland scenery, Claire Alldritt made her way from the east coast of Scotland, journeying with her two horses, working her way across to the west to dip her toes in the Atlantic Ocean.

Often using old drovers’ roads and avoiding as much tarmac as she could, this is a story of exploration, trust and resilience mixed with insightful glances into the history of the land passed through.   Claire’s journey shows the value of friends old and new (whether with four legs or two) written with lively imagination and humour as they make their way along the trail.

Saddle up and take a ride across the Highlands with Claire, Swift and Yogi!

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A donation to The Ambulance Staff Charity will be made from each book sold!

What started as an idea on maps spread out along the length of her kitchen floor, turned into a challenging journey over mountains, through glens and around lochs.  Against the backdrop of stunning Highland scenery, Claire Alldritt made her way from the east coast of Scotland, journeying with her two horses, working her way across to the west to dip her toes in the Atlantic Ocean.

Often using old drovers’ roads and avoiding as much tarmac as she could, this is a story of exploration, trust and resilience mixed with insightful glances into the history of the land passed through.   Claire’s journey shows the value of friends old and new (whether with four legs or two) written with lively imagination and humour as they make their way along the trail.

Saddle up and take a ride across the Highlands with Claire, Swift and Yogi!

Claire Alldritt is a Paramedic Practitioner in Moray Scotland, and she has set herself the challenge of travelling with her two horses for a route of over 1000 miles around the Highlands to raise money for TASC.  Mostly unsupported – the team – consisting of Claire, Yogi, and Swift will start in John O’ Groats on the 8th of May, heading south to complete three large loops through the mountains of the highlands – eventually finishing 3-4 months later in Fort Augustus.  They will face bogs, river crossings, challenging trails, mountain weather, and the infamous Scottish Midge!  Claire will mostly be camping with only the occasional bunkhouse or bothy – the horses will be corralled beside her tent overnight.  Claire hopes to not only raise vital funds for The Ambulance Staff Charity, but to also raise awareness of their services to ambulance staff and their families north of the border.

She has set up a Facebook page Hoofin’ Around the Highlands 2022 | Facebook

To support Claire she has set up a just giving page:  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/claire-alldritt