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The challenge will take place over seven days starting and finishing at the Shady Oak Pub with the centre destination being Llangollen. It starts on World Autism Day (Saturday 2nd April 2016. Day four takes us to our halfway point, the return leg will follow a very similar route, we will update our map after Day 4.

BBC Radio Shropshire interview – very good!

Day Seven
Nearly Home

It was with a sense of relief and a hint of sadness that we moored up today, our last full day of the 100mile steer and stroll. The team has performed with such energy on this highly enjoyable quest that none of us want it to end.

Our CEO, Robin, joined the walk today and everybody enjoyed his enthusiasm, as much as he was inspired by our journey and daily banter.

We will try and get some images posted when we reach our ‘finish line’ tomorrow.


Day Five
Homeward bound!

Well homeward bound and a mix bag of weather today.

Were just having a quick pit stop before setting off on the last leg of the day back to lower Frankton.

IT was great to see Jim Strain and Lindsay Tilston-Jones at Chirk Marina all the team appreciate them making the time to visit us and keep us updated on all the events that happened on the 2nd April.

What a fantastic World Autism Day it has been!


Day Four
Half way and happy!

Well up and out in good time this morning as the guys are aware that this will be the half way leg.
What a beautiful morning and another chance for our intrepid team to get the massage out there and meet as many people as possible.

Great to see Joe Tyler join the boat crew for this section.


Here is our JustGiving page the team would be thankful for any support you can show.

BBC Radio Shropshire interview – very good!

Day Three
BBC Radio Shropshire pop along for a cuppa!

Our third day of our hundred mile steer and stroll stated with an interview with Radio Shropshire, they wanted to do a progress report with them about the quest so far.  They have indicated that the update will possibly go out on their Drive Time tonight and Breakfast Show tomorrow morning.

The guys have been giving out lots of their flyers, and many people are reporting that they are already aware of the event, which is fantastic.

The canal is quite busy with it being school holidays, but all in all, that’s probably a good thing.

I’ll keep you updated as and when I can.


Day One
A busy start!

Well, we have come to the end of our first day ‘Steer and Stroll’ and it’s gone really well a heroic 8 1/2 hour day walking and the sun is out shining on our efforts to raise awareness of autism.

Attached some more photos of the guys, we handed out quite a few flyers to people along the tow path.

Looking forward to our evening meal and putting our feet up!

100 Mile Challenge

World Autism Awareness Day, April 2nd, sees the start of our 100 mile narrowboat challenge.  Our intrepid team of service users and Autism Together Employees are walking 100 miles in one week on and alongside the Shropshire Union Canal to raise much needed funds for and  awareness of the work of Autism Together.

Our very own narrowboat, The Raby Enterprise, will be making the 100 mile round trip from the Shady Oak Public House to Llangollen and returning. The Skipper and a helper will be driving the boat, whilst a team of four will be walking alongside on the tow path, with collection boxes to help to raise funds along the way.

The route has been meticulously planned and the route and stop offs can be found on the map on this page. We will be updating stories from their trip and taking photos and sharing them with you between the 2nd and the 9th April.

The Raby Enterprise

The Raby Enterprise has enjoyed a refurbishment ahead of her trip. We hope that you agree that she looks great.