Armed with just waterproofs, a marker pen and some cardboard, Minnie Reid is aiming to get as far away from home as she possibly can.
However, far from being a runaway, she is taking the trip to raise money for charity in tribute to her much-love dad.
The 23-year-old is relying on strangers to help her hitch-hike as far as possible within 48 hours in aid of Diabetes UK.
She will carry everything she needs in a small rucksack.
Minnie, who is one of five children, said a family tragedy inspired her to take on the challenge.
She said: “On July 22 2013 my family’s life got flipped upside down when my dad died unexpectedly at the age of only 60, a little over a week before his 61st birthday.
“I took on the task of telling both my sisters, which was the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life.
“It was a horrible situation to be in, but it brought us all closer and reminded us that no matter what we always have each other.
“My dad was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 13.
“He always wanted to have his body donated to science to hopefully help with research into diabetes and anything else he was useful for, but for a couple of different reasons this was unable to happen.
“This is the main reason I would like to raise money for Diabetes UK my dad can’t help, but I would like to.”
She had few concerns about putting her safety in the hands of strangers.
“These days it seems to be the norm in our society to think about the worst that could happen in a situation and not the best,” she said.
“I am aware there are some horrible and dangerous people out there, but the majority of people are nice and have no malicious intent they just want to help.
“So I want to put this to the test and see how far I can get purely on the kindness of others.”
Donations can be made at Minnie’s JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/the-kindness-of-strangers.