I’ve walked to another Country!

So, a quick update. I am now well on the way to Selkirk having already visited 21 Branches of The Samaritans. The welcome that I have received has been nothing short of amazing with people coming out to meet and walk with me, organising welcoming committee’s, organising shifts around me, feeding me and even accommodating me. You are all wonderful.

I have completed 562 miles since leaving Doncaster on the 14th April and I am now in a different Country. I have walked to another Country! I have already worn through one pair of shoes and I’m now well into my second pair (thank you H for the shoes donation). I have been interviewed by a number of radio stations which is great because it publicises the walk and in doing so, raises awareness of The Samaritans and what they do.

I am meeting hundreds and hundreds of people along the way. And I have to say reader, please don’t think you are alone and that all around is hatred, sadness and a lack of hope. I am finding the exact opposite. People are fantastic. From the campsites that are giving me pitches, to the eateries providing meals, to the complete strangers that are thrusting donations into my hand.

But as will always be the case, it is the stories shared that are having a real impact on me. Strangers sharing the loss of loved ones, to the general struggle to get through the day. But also dreams and aspirations that we all have. It is indeed the listening walk…and all the better for being so.

Onward, ever onward. Hello Scotland, Country of my home, show me your beauty…and tell me your stories.

2 comments
  1. You will finish this walk Bob with such a wealth of experiences, way beyond anything most of us can ever expect to have. I check in every day to read your latest ones.
    Stay safe and STOP speeding.
    regards
    taylor

  2. You are truly the Good Samaritan, you are a brilliant man and an inspiration to us all. Wishing you good health and lots of energy with the rest of your journey…. I’ll just sign off with my usual signature 💚👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🙌🙌💚

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