walker calls in at Burnham on trek around UK coastline
A former soldier who is walking around Britain's coastline to
raise money for injured troops got a warm welcome in Burnham-On-Sea
Nock is walking around the whole country to raise funds for the
charity Help For Heroes. He began his trek on 8th August
in Blackpool and aims to walk the whole 7,000 miles over the course
of 18 months.
has taken his challenge a step further by choosing to sleep rough
every night and he is carrying all his clothes and equipment with
to Burnham-On-Sea.com on the town's seafront, where he visited
the pier, he said: "I chose to go anti-clockwise around the
coastline so that I spend the winter in the south of the country
and I should see Scotland at a beautiful time of the year."
am nearing 100 days of walking and I am now onto my sixth pair
of boots but I am having an amazing time. The people that I meet
and the places I visit keep me going. I try not to look too far
ahead at the map!"
spent his first night in our area at Brean and then stayed in
Burnham-On-Sea on Monday so that he could watch the carnival.
He ended up helping Burnham Lions with their fundraising float
and walked the route twice, helping to pick up coins which had
fallen onto the carnival route. To support Christian and follow
his progress or make a donation, see his website.