The third Dove Step journey will commence in early 2017, comprising an on-foot crossing of Spain. Walking from south to north with back-to-back marathon distances each day for over 700 miles. Starting on Tarifa beach and concluding on the northern coast looking out into the Bay of Biscay.
The first Dove Step journey, a 300 mile walk for Turtle Doves was completed in April 2014 and saw Robert Yaxley, Andrew Goodrick and Jonny Rankin walk from Lakenheath Fen RSPB to Saltholme RSPB, covering the core UK range of Turtle Doves in the process.
The second Dove Step journey, a 700 mile triathlon for Turtle Doves, was completed in May 2015 and included a Channel Crossing equivalent sea kayak, 570 mile cycle and 140 mile walk, connecting Suffolk to Spain.
To date the Dove Step team have endured over 1000 miles for Turtle Doves across just 27 Dove Step days, raising £9k in support of Operation Turtle Dove in the process.