Mighty Boy Walk

In summer 2020 The Pullen Family will be undertaking The Mighty Boy Walk.

One of Silas’s favourite songs was “500 miles” by The Proclaimers. He first heard this aged 4, late at night, at his godmother Natasha’s wedding and, despite the hour, he danced and danced until he had to be dragged to bed by his exhausted parents. Over the following years, Silas danced to this song at every opportunity, mostly around the kitchen island with his brothers, and he would bellow out the words of the chorus. For us this song is inextricably linked to Silas and his madcap energy.

To mark what would be his 18th Birthday and his coming of age and to overcome the ageing knees of his parents, we plan on walking 500 miles between the five of us over 5 days. To do this we will be walking 100 miles around the Kent Coast from Lydd to Faversham and then home, knowing that Silas will be with us every step of the way.

We would love for as many of our friends, Silas’s friends and the boys’ friends to join us for all or part of this trek and it will culminate on the Saturday with a big hog roast and celebration to which everyone is welcome.

The walk will start on Tuesday 4th August and finish on Saturday 8th August. The route has yet to be finalised but we will cover roughly 20 miles/32 km a day and it will be broadly similar to this:

Day 1Lydd to Sandgate

Day 2Sandgate to Deal

Day 3Deal to Broadstairs

Day 4Broadstairs to Herne Bay

Day 5Herne Bay to Badlesmere (via Faversham)

If you would like to join the family for half a day, a whole day or more, at whichever location suits you best, then please e-mail sarah@themightyboy.com. You can either be in charge of your own travel arrangements (there are very good transport links along the route) or you can join us on the Mighty Boy bus. If you are not local, and plan on staying overnight, then there will be camping available at ours or you can always book a local B&B.

More details to follow….