The Lowlanders

Old enough to know better but trying to stay young

Deserts, Canyons and Mountains in 2020!

It is Walking With the Wounded's 10th anniversary this year and to celebrate this milestone we have decided to redouble our efforts to raise badly needed cash to help them do what they do best - support those of our service veterans who have found the transition to civilian life far harder than anyone could expect.

Between us this year we will be walking a swift 100kms in the dunes and wadis of the Sahara, (Johnny and Alverne), running the 250kms Marathon des Sables in April, (Harry) and the 275kms Grand to Grand Ultra in Nevada in September, (Andrew). In May we will also again form a team to take on the toughest of the routes that will take us 29kms over some unspeakably steep Lake District mountains in a day. We will be the first team with a collective average age of over 60 to do this! 

We're the lucky ones with jobs, families, homes. Most people leave the military with no problem, but for a small minority it is a very tough experience. 

WWTW support the veterans who are struggling with their mental health, who are hard to reach, socially isolated, homeless, in police custody... men and women with little to look forward to but who want to get back into society and employment. 

Please help us to help them.


Thank you very much


Alverne, Johnny, Harry and Andrew

Thank you to our Sponsors


Alverne Bolitho


Andrew Luff

Don't forget the Kendal Mint Cake.


Simon, Sally, James, Nicksy And Hazz

Hope the feet have survived the new boots. Shame the boots were so dirty when you set off.


Anaesthetic Group

An ITU bed will be made available if required. Good luck from the team



Cumbrian hills will no doubt be a little damper than the Sahara - train hard!


Rowan Paterson

One for each km! Two great challenges for one great cause. Sorry not to be joining you.


Peter Bristowe

Alverne , there's no stopping you. A great effort for a great cause and I lookk forward to a full debrief over lunch. Good luck! Peter


Marcus De Ferranti

Good stuff Alverne


Mary Bolitho

Enjoy the dunes


Patrick Mcgrath

Great effort on both front, enjoy !


Martin Moore

Well done. I hope the contrast between the Sahara and Cumbria is not too great. A really good cause.


Hugh Apthorp

Well done Johnny


Lucy & Toff Daniel

Well done in Morocco and good luck in Cumbria. A huge challenge for a great cause.


Philip Jenks


Piers Monckton

Good luck Alverne.


Victor Galliano

Good luck Alverne & team! Very worthy cause and happy to support you. Look forward to hearing all about Morocco Best V


Lyn & Jeremy Wood


Emma Bowman

Good Luck Alverne! Great cause, I hope you manage to walk all those kilometres and climb all those hills! We will be thinking of you! Love from Bowmans xx


John Benson

Bravo Alverne. best of luck, John & Christina


Ed Butler

Well done Alverne. Just hope there’s no Shuttlecock moment on the hills!


Laura Godsal


Camilla Hiley

Go Alverne. You'll smash it. xx


George Vestey

Best of luck, Alverne!


Hugo And Tor Hardman

Good luck Alverne!


Nick Milne

Well done Alv, another sterling effort. Love from the Milnes x


Ian Perkins

Am thinking of you.. Have fun


Andrew Hay

Best of luck Alverne! An excellent cause.




Martin Arkwright

Well done Alverne!


Johnny Criswell


Edward Parker

Well done Alv. I'll be there is spirit, the evening whisky time of spirit!


Simon Fowler


Terry Hayday

Like the headgear. Not sure about the camel. Well done. Great effort.


Tim Faulkner

Once my hip’s done I will run after you to catch up!


Jenny Olds

Welcome back from phase 1!


Alverne Bolitho