MCP Environmental Chairman Mitchell D Smith has completed a 90-mile walk following the Hadrian’s Wall path for Alzheimer’s research.
The coast to coast walk started at Bowness-on-Solway and finished in Tynemouth – Tyne and Wear.
The weather was a brilliant English mix of light rain but glorious sunshine most of the way. We started in Bowness in Solway on the West Coast early this morning, passing through some beautiful villages and then followed the river Eden through Carlisle and onto the first overnight stop.
A gruelling 27.2 miles completed today onto Day 2 a little tired and sore.
It will be an early start in the morning with a long way to travel with some of the most glorious views in the UK.
Day 2: A further 31.5 miles covered. The worst day ever walking, this should be renamed the Hadrian’s Wall Marsh. Soaking wet and boggy and bloody awful going. Horrendous climbs included. In addition to that,yes, I got us lost!! However, £1970 raised SO FAR
Day 3: Another 34.8 miles completed on Saturday. Making it 93 miles in three days.
The best way to get anywhere is to take the next step on the journey!
After a late night and not much sleep the route left Haydon Bridge across Hexham, Corbridge and on down the Tyne Valley. A walk that I have done on many occasions so no need for a map or an navigating. I must say it was a lot harder on Saturday than any previous training walk. Although the weather was kind in parts. We arrived back shattered around 7pm.
Mitchell said: “Thank you for your donation to support this worthwhile cause as it makes the journey a lot easier knowing that it is all for a great cause.”
All proceeds donated will help fund Alzheimer’s research. 850,000 people have dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025.
Mitchell has raised £2473.75 so far !
Please support Mitchell to raise as much money as possible towards this worthy charity through the Virgin Money Giving site below: