Christmas coast path charity walk

09:27 25 December 2012

David Jones and Rex pictured on Croyde Beach with Sarah Hampton of the Neurone Disease Association.

David Jones and Rex pictured on Croyde Beach with Sarah Hampton of the Neurone Disease Association.

Archant

Walker plans to travel entire South West coast path during festive season.

A CHARITY coast path walker has been making his way through North Devon as part of a festive ‘yomp’ along all 630 miles of the South West network.

David Jones, co-owner of the Manna from Devon Cooking School, set off on Sunday, December 16 on his walk to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

On Tuesday of last week, joined by his dog Rex he travelled from Woolacombe to Croyde and Saunton, before heading inland to Barnstaple and onwards to Instow.

On Wednesday he continued towards Westward Ho! and along the Torridge coastline.

“The North Devon coastline is simply stunning,” he said.

“The walk is giving me a complete comprehension of the beauty of the region. I’m now looking forward to discovering more new places along the way.”

David’s wife Holly is shadowing his route with their other dog Poppy aboard a Fiat Tribute camper van from South West Camper Hire and meets him each evening at his over night stop over point.

Today (Christmas Day) David will be stopping briefly for Christmas dinner where he and Holly are meeting friends beside Pendeen Lighthouse in Cornwall.

Motor neurone disease is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord.

The Manna from Devon Cooking School is on the River Dart at Kingswear.

Anyone who would like to sponsor David can make a donation on his JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/SWCP25x25

0 comments

Other News Stories

Police are warning residents about rogue traders after a Woodbury Salterton pensioner was conned out of £2,000.

Read more
14:09

Voters will be going to the polls next week to choose the next Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall.

Read more
18:30
St John's school's new director of music Clive Salmon is pictured with year four students this week. Ref shs 15-16SH 0405. Picture: Simon Horn

A keyboardist who performed on a charity recording of a David Bowie classic has taken the top music job at St John’s School.

Read more
18:06
North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple

700-word response says there are ‘no red lines’ to reviewing services but ‘will not add to speculation’

Read more
17:30
The new cooker at Twyford House that is expected to cook over 500 meals a month. Ref shs 16-16SH 1438. Picture: Simon Horn

A new cooker, which will allow a ‘lifeline’ charity to continue its popular lunch club, was installed this week, thanks to donations from the community.

Read more

One lane of the A361 from Braunton to Barnstaple is currently closed following the single vehicle collision today (Thursday).

Read more
16:25
Sidmouth Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group committee. Ref shs 15-16SH 0741. Picture: Simon Horn

Views needed to help shape Neighbourhood Plan according to community values

Read more

Three cars have been involved in collision near Newton Poppleford.

Read more
15:00
Paul Crabb, the 2016-17 Mayor of Ilfracombe

The Gazette caught up with Councillor Paul Crabb for his views on what will happen in the coming year

Read more
15:00

The Rotary Club of Lyme Regis has donated £500 to Autism Wessex.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 3°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Place a family notice

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Find a job in Devon



Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

FFind planning applications