1 May - 3 July
New Turf zones appeared on Sunday 1 May (thanks to Kingslayer), completing the link between Edinburgh and Glasgow along the canals. The challenge is to take all the zones on the route, which follows National Cycle Route NCR754, and runs from the zone LochrinBasin (in Edinburgh) to the zone Stuck (at Bowling, on the Clyde), or vice versa. The zones are fairly evenly spaced along the Union Canal and the Forth and Clyde Canal. There are 208 zones altogether, including 10 that are slightly off the canal: Bainfield, HarrisonZone, BroxCanal, CanalCentre, PrioryZone, KettilsSnake, HolyCow, HolyCadder, Collina, and KelvinMaze.
Here is a full list of the zones included: NCR754 zones
You can do this whenever you like, and however you like: in one expedition, or in sections, and in any order.
The deadline is the end of the June Turf round, on 3 July. There won’t be any checking, just self-reporting. No prizes, but plenty of kudos for doing it!
NB: We are hoping to arrange for this route to be set up as a “Turf mission”, which will automatically log when people have taken the zones that are included – more details to follow.
If you have any questions about this challenge, please email esoc.turf "AT" gmail.com
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