John's Walk

This is just an appeal to help me through my Hadrian's Wall walk later this month.

OceanStars :: Tuesday 14th July 2015 :: This Story All,

This is just an appeal to help me through my Hadrian's Wall walk later this month. I'll be starting in Wallsend, Newcastle, on the morning of Thursday 23 July, and hopefully hitting Bowness-on-Solway, west of Carlisle, in the afternoon of Monday 27th July. Practice walks have thus far taught me lessons in the management of blisters, and joint pain, but contributions towards the Ocean Stars Trust will surely keep me going along the 84 mile route.

Here is the Just Giving page link, if you feel you would like to support me. Ocean Stars Trust is a Sri Lankan based charity established in the wake of the Boxing Day Tsunami, and I am a Trustee. This is my contribution to Fund Raising in the 10th Anniversary Year of the charity.

Apart from that...

    1.   Hope you enjoy the special-commissioned picture (Panama, shorts, boots, ill-chosen North Face).

    2.   I'm also celebrating forthcoming entry into a New Decade of Life, recent minor knee surgery, and kids fleeing the nest.



I'd be grateful for any support you could give.

           Many thanks




John's Hadrian's Walk complete!

Start of the WalkEnd of the Walk

"Well I made it in the time I allowed (4 nights and 5 days), walking from Carlisle on the final day across to Bowness-on-Solway on the only wet day I experienced. Just off the main street in Bowness is a little wooden Roman-style porch, from where you can look out to Scotland over the Solway Firth - this marks the end of the 84 mile trek.

It was a remarkable few days walking - by the river Tyne at first, and the Eden at the end. In between, farmland, treacherous high rocks, lakes, reservoirs, moorland, occasional villages and small settlements, uphill, downhill, cows and sheep, and a lot of people going West with me, and some coming East, and all with their stories to tell. Grateful thanks to my friends Jill and David for all their help, and to all of you who have donated to OST in response to those painful blisters on the soles of my feet! 

The Justgiving page remains open should anyone wish to donate further. If anyone would like to know more about walking what is a (surprisingly) new full trekking route, then please do get in touch."

John Bunter, Treasurer, OST.