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On Tuesday 4 April Hillingdon Council leader Ray Puddifoot and others well-wishers will gather in Harmondsworth at 11am as local man Neil Keveren, 50, sets off on a marathon 400-mile walk to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to ask Nicola Sturgeon why the SNP is backing a third runway at Heathrow and destruction of his home and village in the process (1).
The quest, which is estimated to take 394 miles, will commence on Tuesday 4 April and will finish on Thursday 27 April at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh (2). There will be a theme for each day and a number of campaigners and politicians will join Neil for sections of the walk. The route can be found below and covers places within Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, County Durham, Northumberland, Scottish Borders, Midlothian and Edinburgh.
Neil Keveren, who was born in the neighbouring village of Sipson and has lived in the area all his life, hopes that his walk will highlight the reasons a third runway should not go ahead.
Keveren, who built up a successful business in the area, said: “I am not one of nature’s natural walkers but I felt I had to do this for my family, my village and the wider campaign.”
Neil will also use Facebook Live to provide daily updates of his progress and any highlights of that particular day.
Further updates will be available on the Stop Heathrow Expansion twitter page @StopHeathrowExp.
04 April 2017
Theme for the day - transport
Start location – Harmondsworth Village Green 11.00
Harmondsworth – Uxbridge – Gerrards Cross – Chalfont – Amersham – Chesham
Harmondsworth resident Neil Keveren about to embark on a gruelling 400-mile walk from his home near Heathrow to Edinburgh. He wants to find out why the SNP supports a third runway at the airport in England that will cost taxpayers billions. We recorded this first piece to camera as a test for our coverage of Neil's remarkable journey, then a second quick update from Neil and Ray during a rest stop on day 1, and Neil has safely arrived in Chesham, Bucks, after a successful first day's walk from his home in Harmondsworth.
05 April 2017
Theme of the day - NIMBY?
Chesham – Tring – Ivinghoe – Leighton Buzzard – Stoke Hammond
06 April 2017
Theme for the day - compulsory purchase
Stoke Hammond - Blecthley – Milton Keynes – Newport Pagnell – Olney
Neil provides a quick update over breakfast on Day 3 of his walk to Scotland. Today he will pass through Bletchley and Milton Keynes before finishing in the village of Olney, Bucks.
07 April 2017
Theme for the day - Economics
Olney - Bozeat – Wellingborough
Morning in Olney - No wonder Uncle Ray looks glum; Neil wants to talk about infrastructure costs and air pollution before they've even had breakfast.
08 April 2017
Theme for the day - politicians
Wellingborough - Isham – Kettering – Corby, Cottingham Road
Camp Disco Corby
09 April 2017
Theme for the day - Howard Davies & the Davies Commission
Corby, Cottingham Road - Caldecott – Uppingham – Oakham
Neil and Ray spend the night at the ambulance station.
10 April 2017
Theme of the day - health impacts
Oakham - Wymondham – Sproxton – Saltby – Harloxton – Grantham
"Neil has walked one hundred miles... ...and he will walk 300 more, just to be the man who walked 400 miles to get to Sturgeon's door." (As The Proclaimers might have sung if the SNP MPs were considering a block vote to destroy their village.
11 April 2017
Theme of the day – schools
Grantham - Manthorpe – Belton – Honington – Caythorpe – Fulbeck – Leadenham – Welbourn – Wellingore – Navenby – Coleby – Harmston – RAF Waddington
Schools that don't need Adobe huts. A shock to the system when Neil and Ray get to stay the night in a grand hotel - even if it's only the stable block.
12 April 2017
Theme of the day - Heathrow born from a lie
Waddington - Bracebridge Heath – Lincoln City Centre – Ermine – Welton Cliff – Caenby Corner (Hemswell Cliff)
Getting an education is a very different experience for children who don't need adobe huts in the playground so that they can be shielded from some of the worst aircraft noise. If aircraft using Heathrow are "quiet" why has Heathrow spent £85,000 a time at the noisiest schools.
13 April 2017
Theme for the day - Heritage and environment
Caenby Corner (Hemswell Cliff) - Manton – Gainsthorpe (medieval village) – Raventhorpe –
Stopping verge hopping, Ray runs through the new route - using quieter roads than the A15 to stop having to jump onto the grass to avoid the busy traffic. Neil walked through Waddington so start the day in Bracebridge Heath.
14 April 2017
Theme of the day - night flight sham
Scunthorpe - Gunness – Althorpe – Thorne – Snaith
Cold feet on Castle Hill? Neil climbs Castle Hill in Lincoln on Day 9 of his 400-mile walk to Edinburgh from Heathrow; Neil meets the MP for Lincoln and films a flypast
Sat 15 April 2017
Theme for the day - Climate change
Snaith - Carlton – Camblesforth – Selby – Barlby – Riccall – Bishopthorpe – Middlethorpe –
Sun 16 April 2017
Easter Sunday – REST DAYVisit to Kirby Misperton anti-fracking camp
Ray's back-of-the-van kitchen - Neil's Uncle Ray has been crucial to keeping fuel in the walker's tank. Around half way on the 400-mile walk to Scotland.
Mon 17 April 2017
Theme of the day - housing
York - Rawcliffe – Skelton – Shipton – Thormanby – Thirsk
Tue 18 April 2017
Theme of the day - jobs and apprenticeships
Thirsk - Croft-on-Tees – South Kilvington – Northallerton – Great Smeaton – Dalton-on-Tees –
Wed 19 April 2017
Theme of the day - the north-south divide
Croft-on-Tees - Darlington – Aycliffe – Woodham – Rushyford – Chilton – Ferryhill – Thinford –
Thu 20 April 2017
Theme for the day - Regional Airports and Heathrow passengers
Meadowfield - Langley Moor – Langley Park – Malton – Lanchester – Delves Lane –
Potential for diversion via Durham.
Fri 21 April 2017
Theme of the day - children
Consett - Ebchester – Whittonstall – Hindley – Riding Mill – Corbridge – ChollertonBreakfast at Border Forest Holiday Park - Neil and Ray start the day in Border Forest Holiday Park in Northumberland National Park. On day 18 Neil's 400-mile walk, they are just 7 miles from the Scottish border.
Sat 22 April 2017
Theme of the day - air quality and pollution
Chollerton - West Woodburn – Northumberland National Park – Troughend – Border Forest Holiday Park
Sun 23 April 2017
Theme of the day - Scottish special
Border Forest Holiday Park - Byrness – Carter Bar - Scottish Border – Camptown –
Mon 24 April 2017
Theme of the day - Heathrow Air Ltd. Failure to deliver.
Jedburgh - St. Boswells – Newton St. Boswells – Lauder
Tue 25 April 2017
Theme for the day - air freight
Lauder - Oxton – Fala – Pathead – Dalkeith
Wed 26 April 2017
Theme for the day - flight paths, noise & respite
Dalkeith - Moredun – Liberton – Newington – Edinburgh - location tbc
Thur 27 April 2017
Scottish Parliament, Holyrood
Final plans for this day will be confirmed nearer the time
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|170404 Neil explaining why he is going to walk to Scotland||170404 Head of Hillingdon Councilor Ray Puddifoot wishing Neil well||170404 x-MP Zac Goldsmith explaining villagers used to send their best men to battle||170404 well wishers in Harmondsworth for Neils walk to Scotland|
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|170411 3 miles further on support vehilce and Ray parked up waiting for Neil||170411 and 3 miles further up the road to Scotland Ray waits for Neil||170411 Neil on the dangerous long road to Scotland||170411 Neil on the phone to constant radio and paper interviews|
|170411 Neil out in the countryside||170411 Neil passing by beautiful spring countryside on his way to Scotland||170411 Neil walking past colourful fields on the way to Scotland||170411 support driver Ray waiting for Neil every 3 miles|
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|170419 Neil Ray and Friends of the Earth supporters in Durham||170419-b-Durham-Friends-of-the-Earth||170419-a-Durham||170419 Neil Ray University Students and Friends of the Earth supporters in Durham|
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|170427 Well Done Neil made it to Scottish parliament from Heathrow walktoscotland||170427 Neil made it to Scottish parliament walktoscotland170427 Neil made it to Scottish parliament walktoscotland||170427 Neil lost a bit of weight walktoscotland||170427 Neil Kevern walked from Heathrow to Edinburgh walktoscotland|
|170427 Harmondsworth residents with Neil and SNP MPs outside Holyrood||170427 Neil made it to Scottish parliament heathrow villagers support||170427 well sishers meet Neil walktoscotland||170427 Neil made it to Hollyrood walktoscotland|
|170427 Neil meets with SNP MPs||170427 Neil Keveren talks to SNP MPs Scotland walktoscotland||170427 Neil and Rob show SNP our village scrapbook of what could get demolished||170427 Harmondsworth residents join with Neil in Holyrood|
|170427 Neil Keveren talks to SNP MPs Scottish parliament walktoscotland||170428 scotish newspapers with SNP against Heathrow expansion||170428 scotland believes heathrows bribe and lies||170428 scotish newspapers with Neils journey to stop Heathrow expansion|
|170428 welcome home neil banner||170428 welcome home neil and thankyou||170428 Neil reuinted with his family after a Long long journey|
|170428 neils feedback of his walk to Scotland||170428 Neil and Ray safely back in The five Bells pub cutting their celebration cakes||170428 Danny the technology specialist Christine and Roy||170428 welcome home from the Five Bells pub|
|170428 welcome home from Neil from Harmondsworth residents||170428 welcome home from Scotland Neil and Rays cakes||170428 welcome home Neil we were all worried about you on your walk||170428 photos from Neils journey to Scotland|
|170428 welcome home Ray with SHE Chairlady Jackie||170427 Neil Keveren made it to Scottish parliament walktoscotland|
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And you're welcome to join him along the way!