Paul, 71, to walk 900-miles barefoot in world record bid

A man who is walking barefoot from Lands End to John O'Groats got a warm welcome when he arrived in Lancashire.

Monday, 18th July 2016, 12:50 pm
Updated Monday, 18th July 2016, 2:54 pm
Long-distance charity walker Paul Ucheck with Bay View park manager Angela Boult

Long-distance charity walker Paul Ucheck, who lives in South Africa, is undertaking the amazing challenge for Cancer Research UK.

He was met at Bay View Caravan Park, near Carnforth, where they provided a comfy camping ‘pod’ to give him a good night’s sleep.

Paul, 71, is walking the 900-mile length of Britain – a feat he is undertaking without any kind of footwear in a bid to create a new Guinness World Record.

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On route, Paul is raising money for Cancer Research UK after losing his wife to breast cancer, and then discovering that his daughter had contracted the same illness.

His epic journey began on May 1 – and around seven weeks later, Paul reached borders of Lancashire where he contacted Bay View in Bolton-le-Sands.

Park owner Michael Holgate said: “We though he deserved more than just a patch of grass for the night, and offered him one of our luxury timber pods with heating, soft carpets and sheep’s wool insulation.

“He also ate very well in our park restaurant, and I hope we provided a memorable experience for Paul at the half-way point in his courageous journey.”

Paul was born in Britain but now lives in Cape Town.

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