the joy and power of walking
The joy and power of Walking
West Highland Way
In 2001, Inderjit completed the West Highland Way, a 100 mile route from Glasgow to Fort William. In the team were Liamarjit Bhogal, Joe Lemm and James Francis. The walkers couldn’t resist a climb up Ben Nevis.
Sheffield to London
In March 1997 I walked from Sheffield where I live, to 10 Downing Street, with a letter to the Prime Minister asking that asylum seekers, who are not criminals, are not detained in conventional prisons alongside convicted criminals, and for a fairer deal for asylum seekers. I also walked from the Home Office in Oxford to Campsfield Detention Centre in Oxford for the same reason. The Museum of Methodism at Wesley’s Chapel in London now displays the boots that I wore during this protest.
The Wilberforce Way was devised as a tribute to mark the bicentenary of the abolition of the British Transatlantic Slave Trade in the 1807 Act of Parliament introduced by Hull born William Wilberforce. Inderjit Bhogal was among those who led this idea for commemoration. The route was first published in 2007 and had been designed and described by John Eckersley. The route uses waymarkers that have the name with a picture of a broken chain on a black and white disc.