Just Going for a Walk

Alan Gandy - Walking the seven Islands for CharityLast year my friend Alan walked the length of Lanzarote and raised in the region of £1,300 for the two charities he supports.  This year he’s going a little further!

Alan Gandy, one of the partners in Gandy-Draper, is currently walking across the seven main islands that make up the Canaries and in doing so raising money for two charities, Niños del Tercer Mundo and the Rose Road Association.

On paper he has planned the route well (although when he is actually walking it may differ a bit!) here is an approximation of the distances based on Google Street Map via the road routes…

  • Lanzarote, Orzola to Playa Blanca –  70km
  • Fuerteventura, Corralejo to Morro Jable – 120km
  • Gran Canaria, Las Palmas to Maspalomas – 60km
  • Tenerife, Santa Cruz to Los Cristianos – 80km
  • La Gomera, San Sebastian to Valle Gran Rey – 40km
  • La Palma, Barlovento to Fuencalliente – 65km
  • El Hierro, Puerto de la Estaca to Pozo de Sabinosa – 35km

As I write this Alan has completed the first three islands and is due to arrive on our Island tomorrow, I believe the ferry will bring him to Santa Cruz tomorrow evening.

These are the islands that Alan Gandy of Gandy-Draper will be waling to raise money for CharityTenerife should be covered in three days, a short first leg to the Las Caletillas area; day 2 should take him down to Arico or thereabouts and by Friday he should be in Los Cristianos, before taking the Ferry on Saturday to La Gomera.

According to Alan’s Facebook page for the walk his favourite places have been his house in Lanzarote, Gran Tarajal in Fuerteventura and Aguimes in Grand Canaria – I wonder where his favourite spot will be in Tenerife?

You can make a donation using this link to Alan’s Just Giving site and all donations will be shared equally between the two charities.

You can also follow his progress at AlanGandy.com where Elle, his better half, is keeping us all up to date.

Hopefully, we can organise a couple of interviews while he is with us on Tenerife, if you would like to help to promote this epic walk please let me know and I will put you in touch with Alan and/or Elle.

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