Since the last progress report I safely crossed the River Severn and started on the final leg of the journey meeting up with a friend and old Belmontian in Exeter for the night. It was then on to the South West Coastal Path which gave tremendous views and interesting walking with some steep gradients on much of the path. I had a rest day in Barnstaple and then stayed in a wonderful Bed and Breakfast just on the Cornish Border. In the end I wasn’t charged for the night and the couple were very friendly offering my tea, cake and newspaper on arrival and washing done ready to wear the next day!
It was a tremendous feeling to cross into Cornwall and on Wednesday, 18th June I clocked 1,000 miles. Saturday, 21st June dawned a wet, windy and misty morning, I put on my wet clothes from the previous day and started to walk the last 9 miles to Lands End. I arrived at 11.20 am to be greeted at the finish line by family and friends waving a banner and balloons – what an emotional moment it was to cross the finish.
Thank you everyone for the interest and support you have given me over the last 10 weeks, it really has been appreciated and hopefully I have managed to raise a good sum of money to go to my causes.
21st June, 2008