Wild camping and hosteling from Stonehaven to Edinburgh
One of Jill Lundmark’s intrepid journeys 650 km (404 miles) over 21 days
My name is Jill Lundmark and I live in Auckland, New Zealand. My dream for years had been to make long-distance cycle tours. I’d read the books by women cycling alone across the Amazon, around the world, into the Himalayas etc. I wanted to do the same.
During my first attempt at cycle touring which was around the South Island of New Zealand I met two very experienced couples. Roger and Alison from Scotland met me on the first hill out of Picton. I hadn’t done any training as I thought it might put me off, consequently I had no hope of keeping up with them. However they could see how inexperienced I was and took it upon themselves to help me in every way possible. We spent a few nights camping together and Ali invited me to Scotland. “You’ll love it Jill, it’s just like the South Island. Come and stay with us.”
The rest is history as they say