After leaving Minehead on July 8th I have now finally completed the 630 mile walk around the South West Coast path. I arrived at South Haven Point in Poole on Thursday 19th August – 6 weeks after setting off from Minehead.
The walk was great. I met some amazing characters; saw some stunning places and had some really interesting conversations with both myself and the cows.
The first week left my feet in pieces and left me thinking that I wasn’t up to this. Gradually my feet recovered and I kept walking through it until they hardened up and became used to it. My fitness levels constantly increased and the walking became progressively easier.
I was walking in memory of a close friend, Alice Lyte. Alice died from a cardiac arrest at the age of 23 at Christmas time last year.
I managed to raise just under £2000 including Gift Aid. The work done by CRY is brilliant and I will be working to raise money for you again in the future.