Eighty-year-old Jane Dotchin who travels from Hexham to the Scottish Highlands with her horse Diamond and Dinky her disabled Jack Russell. Sept 6 2021 . See SWNS story SWSChorse. An 80-year-old woman who wears an eyepatch is on an annual trek with her pony from England to the Highlands - on a seven-week adventure which began in 1972. Jane Dotchin packs her saddlebags onto her trusty ponys back every year, and heads to the hills from her home near Hexham, Northumberland on an epic 600-mile trek to Inverness, covering between 15 and 20 miles a day. She set off on August 31 with her steed, Diamond, aged 13, and her disabled Jack Russell, Dinky for company, from the off-grid smallholding where she lives. She carries everything she needs including her tent, food and just a few belongings - and despite wearing an eyepatch is determined to continue as long as she can.