Water stations provided by Castle Water ensured that participants of this year’s Cateran Yomp kept refreshed and healthy while minimising the environmental impact of single-use plastic bottles in the scenic Cairngorm foothills.

Walkers from more than ten different countries came to Blairgowrie to take part in the Cateran Yomp, an annual challenge of walking up to 54 miles in under 24 hours.

With good weather and temperatures in Scotland high, it was imperative that water was readily available at each of the checkpoints for the 1000+ soldiers and civilians taking part. Participants could fill their reusable water bottles at the event hub and then refill at each of the 1-gallon water stations along the course.

Castle Water CEO, John Reynolds OBE, said:

We were delighted to support this year’s Cateran Yomp and the national ABF Soldiers’ Charity and our congratulations to participants for raising a record-breaking £250,000. By positioning refill stations along the route, yompers had access to clean, safe drinking water to keep hydrated without the need for single-use bottles. This was an ideal opportunity to show our commitment to reducing unnecessary plastic waste while protecting the spectacular natural environment and local wildlife here in the foothills of the iconic Cairngorm National Park.

Organisers of the 2018 Cateran Yomp thanked the heroic hikers for their combined efforts in raising funds which will go directly to support soldiers, veterans and their families through ABF The Soldier’s Charity.

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