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.


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


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