Scale of the task hits lone 400-mile walker

"Don't put this out!" Neil Keveren laughed as he cuts short our interview following the final planning meeting before his 400-mile walk from Harmondsworth to Edinburgh, which begins with a public send-off on Tuesday 4th April at The Five Bells pub in the village. 

When you make big plans you're likely to experience a moment, shortly before you take the first step that starts a project, when the scale of the task ahead suddenly hits you.  Neil had such a moment while filming a piece for the video diary he will be making for the SHE website. 

Thankfully Neil has a great sense of humour so we hope he won't mind us sharing this - despite his instruction.  

We know Neil isn't putting himself through this physical challenge for his own pleasure and it's now clear that he's actually rather dreading it. Who wouldn't be a little daunted at the prospect of a marathon walk every day for three weeks?

He's heading up to Scotland to ultimately speak to SNP politicians who will have more than 50 votes in the British Parliament when the government seeks approval for a third runway at Heathrow. 

Along the way he will be getting in touch with fellow campaigners and local politicians. We'll also be updating you on some of those meetings. 

You can follow Neil's walk on this website and please encourage people on his route to give him their support.