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Andi and George walk the Kintyre way

I'm walking The Kintyre Way, 161km or 100miles. for Cancer Research UK because my dad's life was cut short by cancer.

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Cancer Research UK

We pioneer life-saving cancer research to help beat cancer sooner

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666


I want to do something special this summer, not just for me but for other people too. So many lives have been touched by cancer and it's a horrible disease showing little to no discrimination. My grandmother ate healthy, took brilliant care of herself but was killed by it in her 60s. My dad was healthy enough and never made it to 50. Some have even less time.

I was hesitating between a walking holiday or going to a friend's in Italy. The thing is with my puppy, Hamish I'm walking about 15-20km a day over all, so a walk seems less daunting than it did last year. I've wanted to do The Kintyre Way on and off for sometime. My dad came from Campbetown. It only seems right that this memorial walk passes trough his home town. The walk is a total of 161km or 100 miles. Designed to take 4-7 days, passing through varied terrains. It'll be interesting. I've already traveled from Glasgow to Campbeltown by coach and I know it'll be a hard walk. But with the good cause behind me and your support I know I'll get through this!

Next year it'll beat The West Highland Way. You'll see!

If you want to know more about my dad here's an obituary that his astronomy friends/colleagues wrote for him.

Taken from

Neil Bone, 1959-2009

Our dear friend, Neil Bone, passed away peacefully in his sleep the morning of 23 April after battling against cancer. He was 50.

A proud Scotsman, Neil first began contributing to Astronomy Now way back in May 1987 with our second ever issue, and is our longest serving active contributor. His first article was about one of his passions, the study of noctilucent clouds, but many readers will also be familiar with his love of double stars and meteors, and the night sky in general. However, perhaps he did his greatest work for the magazine through his Society News column, with which he successfully promoted astronomical societies across the country, helping and encouraging many societies to start up and gain many new members. Neil was also a well-loved regular on the lecture circuit, touring astronomical societies around the country, even continuing to do so in spite of his illness.

In recognition of his work for the astronomical community, this February Neil was awarded an asteroid, (7102) Neilbone. Here on Earth, those who knew him will remember him for his unbounded enthusiasm, his cheerful humour and willingness to share the Universe with others, and the astronomical world will be a much poorer place without him.

All of us at Astronomy Now would like to pass on our deepest sympathies, and our heartfelt gratitude for everything Neil did for the magazine, to his wife and children. He will be sorely missed.

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  • The planned walk.
  • A more zoomed in version of the planned route. +3