Team SES are canoeing 172km of the River Spey for Charity.

Spey: Source to Sea 2018


Myself, and my twin Pip are in our final year of Sixth Form at Stamford. After our final exams in summer, we’re canoeing all 172km of Scotland’s fastest flowing river, The River Spey, from the source to the sea, unsupported. From Loch Spey to Spey Bay, using Canadian canoes, it should take us 6 days(depending on conditions). It is entirely self-organised – a group of 10 of us are planning every detail of the trip.

Neither of us have ever canoed before but both of us enjoy a challenge, having completed the Three Peaks challenge in summer 2016 for a very special trust. Our friend Rob tragically lost his life in an accident, in spring 2016, and the Rob Stephenson Trust has been set up in his memory. Our expedition along the Spey is to raise money for it, and is a fantastic way for us to remember Rob. We’re adventure seeking girls, fuelled by laughter, looking to make a difference to the lives of others in memory of Rob.  We’re currently looking for ANY help possible as we’re aware this challenge is slightly daunting, and it’s quickly becoming very real. Whether you or somebody you know can help us with sponsorship for equipment, advice or just words of encouragement. We would be so grateful for any support.  If you could help in anyway please email me

A little support from anyone would enable us to catalyse a whole chain of positivity through the work of Rob’s trust.

I have attached a link from our three peaks challenge so you can meet some of the group and see the challenges we faced in 2016, unfortunately for us this year’s challenge will not be any easier! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, I hope to hear from some of you!

We’re hoping that with a bit of grit, determination and Stamfordian spirit, this challenge will be a success.