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Trev's Trek - 350 miles of Survival in Solitude

Trev’s Trek is a 350 mile Trek of Survival in Solitude. Starting in Milngavie, North of Glasgow and ending in the northwestern-most point of mainland Scotland. It will conquer Scotland’s first long distance route stretching for 96 miles known as ‘The West Highland Way’, as well Britain’s most challenging long distance trail, a 230-mile epic from Fort William named ‘Cape Wrath Trail’. The ambitious backpacking Trevor will face challenges combining a complete lack of waymarking and remote landscapes, whilst walking alone and fully self-supported. Not only pushing his limits on trails, Trevor will also climb 15 miles from the foot of ‘Ben Nevis’ to the summit and down again, UK's Highest Mountain.

Passing through majestic, wild and magnificent landscapes of the western highlands. Parts of the trail use ancient drover paths, follow forested glens, cross bogs, high moorlands and mountain passes. Navigating pastoral landscapes beneath the Campsies, pass Loch Lomond, into increasingly rugged highlands, crossing the vast expanse of Rannoch Moor, glimpsing down Glencoe to the hills of Loch Leven, via Glen Nevis.

This walk will be completed alone, fully self supported, carrying a tent, cooking equipment, a water filter and food supplies to last 9 days at a time. Along the journey Trevor will be stopping for re-supplies by sending himself parcels to local post offices enroute, adding in those extra miles on foot.

Trevor aims to experience an unparalleled level of freedom and adventure, while testing his endurance and commitment to overcome fear and solitude.

UPDATE: Trev’s Trek has now begun! on 24th August 2023 and aim’s to be completed in 3-4 weeks.


Your support will raise funds for Trevor’s chosen charity ‘Buddhafield Base’

A project that is committed to the development of four shared values in Care for Land & Ecology, Building Authentic Community, Meaningful Work, and the Celebration of Creativity and self development practices.

By pledging your support you will help raise £1.797 million to build Buddhafield a Base, place, purpose and belonging. Expanding LandCare Projects, Community Events, Educational Offerings & Enterprises that will benefit all beings.

The Route
On the 23rd August Trevor will take a Bus from Exeter to Glasgow with all his equipment & supplies to begin his Trek.

The Trek will commence, starting in Milngavie, North of Glasgow.
‘The West Highland Way’ to Fort William - 96 miles - approx 6-9 days.
‘Ben Nevis’ Highest Mountain in the UK - Climb to the summit and back down - 1 day.
From ‘Fort William’ at the foot of Ben Nevis, he embarks on the ‘Cape Wrath Trail - 230 mile epic - 2-3 weeks.

You will be able to Follow Trevor’s progress on his route while he carries his ‘Garmin In-Reach Mini’ GPS Tracking Device that uses satellite communication when off-grid.
Link to Follow once Sponsored and Event begins.

Trevor Walker is no stranger to being off-grid, endurance treks and adventures. With a history that entails one month trekking the Himalayas, a 9 day Trek in Sikkim, a 9 day Trek in a Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia, as well as regular UK hikes through South Downs Way, Dartmoor and Exmoor landscapes. He is currently living an off-grid Van life on Dartmoor.

About Trevor

“Fear is a part of it. Getting Lost and Learning to follow a map and your survival intuition.” says Trevor.

The inspiration to take on this quest was the opening of space in his current lifestyle and a deeper longing to voyage on one of self discovery. To challenge the mind and the body in a rich time of solitude, whilst taking the self out of its comfort zone and familiar landscape.

“If you are scared of something, just do it. No point in existing in only comfort, you don’t grow.” continues Trevor.

He relates this to his practice of Buddhism. The Dharma that he moves away from is often the bits that are the most challenging and necessary to walk towards for a richer practice in life. Trevor is a Mitra and is Training for Ordination. He has worked for Buddhafield Organisation for over 20 years managing their kit, structures and cafe.

The idea of the walk came first and then to combine it with a Sponsored Pledge to raise funds for Buddhafield Base Project. The base projects commitment to 4 values are ones that he shares in Care for Land and Ecology, Authentic Community, Meaningful Work & Celebration of Creativity.

All Sponsorship Funds will be donated to Buddhafield Base Project

Do you want to join me in making a difference? Every donation will help. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.

More information about Buddhafield: Buddhafield is a collaboration of Buddhists involved with the Triratna Buddhist Community. We run a programme of camping activities in the South of England, focused on the teaching and practice of Buddhism and Buddhist meditation. We are perhaps best known for organising our own Festival and for the Buddhafield Cafe, which goes to festivals and fairs like Glastonbury, Sunrise and The Green Gathering. As well as this, we run an annual programme of retreat camps and we cultivate on our own land.

Buddhafield Base is a Charitable Community Benefit Society registered with the FCA.
Registered Address: 35 Milton Rd Nether Edge Sheffield S7 1HP
UK registered company number: RS0008873


Lucy Barber
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