The Cateran Yomp (a military term for a long- distance march) is the biggest, toughest event of its kind. Taking place on the 9/10 June in the foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains in Scotland, a perfect setting for Scotland's premier endurance fundraising events.
Walkers who have taken on The Cateran Yomp have described it as a “brilliant day, well organised with great food and atmosphere”. Others say they do it because the “views of the stunning Perthshire countryside make the long trek worth it.” Nearly everyone who signs up for the challenge say they want to give something back to charity.
Those brave enough to take on the 54, 36 or 22-mile challenge will be lucky enough to experience some of Perthshire’s most impressive scenery, with the route following old roads and ancient tracks across a varied terrain of farmland, forests, and moors.
It is normally recommended that participants take five days to complete the historic Cateran Trail managed by Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust, making the Cateran Yomp the ultimate test for outdoor enthusiasts.
Last year’s Cateran Yomp attracted 1054 determined trekkers raising a total of £550,000 for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. Over six years the event has raised £2.4 million and grown to become Scotland’s premier endurance fundraising event
Individuals who decide to push themselves to the limit will be helping to raise vital funds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity supporting soldiers, veterans and their families in times of need in areas such as education, housing, employment and well-being to facilitate a stable future for soldiers and their families. It was also ABF Soldiers Charity that provided us with these great pictures from last years event.
Last year, Perthshire poet Jim Mackintosh was commissioned by The Soldiers’ Charity to pen a rousing poem for The Cateran Yomp, with the first verse summing up the outdoors challenge perfectly.
“The mountains are awake, waiting, all belligerent,
arms folded tightly across their bracken chests.
They stare you down as if to say C’mon then!
Impress us! Let’s see what you’re all made of.”
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