Berwick man motors across Hadrian’s Wall in three days

A Berwick man has raised nearly £3,000 for charity after walking the length of Hadrian’s Wall.

Thursday, 11th April 2019, 08:40 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 12:44 pm
Jonny Crowe

Jonny Crowe, who works at JS45 Motor Services on the Tweedside Trading Estate, completed the 84-mile walk in three days.

He has raised funds for Berwick & District Friends of Dementia and HospiceCare North Northumberland.

He said: “I set out to complete a challenge that was far away from the motor trade and make a slight difference.

“There were many ups and downs and it was a little harder than I thought it would be but very rewarding because of the pain and effort needed.

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“I think I should have done a bit less per day and possibly taken one more day because the last day was mega hard.

“The hard walking on a road section near Hexham just about got my feet burned out. This must be why we have motor vehicles, eh?”

He did the walk unaccompanied and with only a tent, camping stove and food for the journey.

Day one setting out from the west was wet and windy but at least it was a tailwind, helping him cover 32 miles.

Blisters began to have an impact with hilly terrain limiting him to 22 miles but a highlight of day two was reaching the iconic Sycamore Gap, near Crag Lough.

The final slog to the east coast was a very tough 29 miles.

Margaret Johnson, secretary of Berwick & District Friends of Dementia, said: “He said that he’s just an ordinary guy who didn’t do it for any recognition, he just wanted to do something to help people less fortunate than himself.

“He’s no ordinary guy and he certainly deserves recognition for his wonderful effort.

“He has just proved what a great lad he is.”

Donations can still be given to Jonny at JS45 Motor Services where there are sponsor forms.