I thought people might like to know how I got on with the challenge I set myself for Children in Need yesterday. The weather forecast was ok, not perfect so we decided to set off from Cocking (north of Goodwood) walking eastwards at 6.45am yesterday. By about 11.00 we had reached Amberley in the Arun Valley. The wind picking up all the time made things very tricky as the ground was very muddy as well. At about 3.30pm we made the Steyning and with only an hour or so of daylight we decided to push on just a bit further and we ended up walking up to Truli hill north of Shoreham in torrential rain, gusts of 60 mph in pitch darkness. We finally managed to get off the hill at 5.30pm in to the village of Edburton where we were picked up.
We walked for over 10 hours and covered a distance of 29 miles in what can only be the worst walking conditions I have ever experienced. I was a little bit mythed that the weather forecast did not mention the severe weather.
Thanks to everyone who has already kindly donated money and if anyone would like to it’s not to late, just click on this link and add your donation.
Here is a photo of me at the start of my rather long walk!
It is also worth mentioning that people often say that the South of England is over populated, I managed to walk for 29 miles between Chichester and Shoreham and only saw 4 people out apart from when we crossed major roads.
Thanks to everyone again.