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MAKING MEMORIES: Tring resident publishes new book about epic coastline journey

 Published on: 7th April 2024   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

Seventeen years after completing an epic fundraiser, a Tring resident has published his story of walking the British coastline in what he has described as an “amazing goodwill voyage”.

Accompanied by his former partner and their dog, Havoc, Paul Barber walked along the coast, starting from John O’Groats.

Eleven months and 5,000 miles later, the trio returned to the same spot, having raised £50,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

Now, Paul has released a book, Dunwalkin’ collated from his diaries and memories of the journey.

Paul recalls the experience of often being weighed down with donations given to them by people they had met on their journey. They had to make regular stops at Post Offices to drop off the money.

Despite traversing gorgeous scenery, Paul’s fondest memories centre around the people he met along the way.

He said: “The experience of meeting all sorts of people was incredible.”

Across the near year-long journey, the trio spent around a third of the time under canvas, a third of the time in houses, and a third of the time being put up by community groups.

All money raised from sales of the book will be donated to Guide Dogs for the Blind, a charity which had been chosen by Paul’s former partner.

Paul said: “I’m not looking to make anything out of this myself; I’m just pleased I’ve told the story!”

To purchase the book, get in touch with Paul at dunwalkinbook@outlook.com or call 07980 867788.

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