WBro Mark Davis APGM and Bro’s Thomas Daniel and Elliot Jervis set out the 4-night, 85-mile trek following Hadrian’s Wall path from Bowness in Solway to Wallsend Newcastle.
Speaking with Thomas – “It was clear from the very first few miles that this was not going to be easy. Hadrian’s Wall path is a well-trodden route, but of all the dozens of people we met along the way absolutely nobody was carrying anything near what we were carrying or doing the daily mileage that we were.
The second day was tough. Really tough. 19 miles, this time over much more challenging terrain, and already tired from the previous days walking. As the day went on, the wet weather set in, and even something as simple as finding somewhere to camp for the night, or finding clean water became a challenge. There were some testing moments, and often long periods without any of us saying a word to each other but no one ever lost sight of the goal, and we never lost our sense of teamwork and camaraderie. Always making sure we were each ok, comfortable with the pace or just helping each other with their packs or waterproofs.
The final 15 miles, on the morning of the 22nd of August, were mercifully flat and though still tough underfoot, the end was finally in sight.