Two armed forces veterans are hiking hundreds of miles across Scotland to raise funds for Help for Heroes, six months after they had to abandon their plans due to lockdown.
Paul Roberts, 52, and Sean Jones, 27, both from Garston, Lancashire, pledged to self-isolate together with some friends in March by spending two weeks trekking from Inverness to Milngavie, near Glasgow.
However, they were forced to abandon their plans when lockdown was announced.
Six months on, the pair have finally set off on their epic hike in the hopes of raising £1,000.
Mr Roberts was medically discharged from the Royal Marines with full honours due to compartmental syndrome – a painful condition that occurs when pressure within the muscles build to dangerous levels.
He said: “I am doing this walk for every single person who has served, and their families, to raise awareness and as much money as possible for them to use in their recovery.”
Having set off from Highland Capital on Saturday, they will cover around 200 miles of Scotland’s famous peaks and take in the sights of the Great Glen Way, followed by a detour at Spean Bridge to pay their respects at the Commandos Memorial as well as taking in the scenic Nevis Range and Glencoe.
Their journey will come to a conclusion at the end of the West Highland Way on October 3.
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