“Brilliant” start to James’ fundraising challenge
Adventurous Convention volunteer James Adams has started his 470-mile walking challenge in aid of the Derwent Project.
The 79-year-old will be tackling the famous Santiago de Compostela, which starts in Saint Jean Pied, in France, and will end in Santiago, in Spain.
Speaking about his official start on the walk, James said: “It has been a day of high wind, rain, hail, mist and snow. But it has been brilliant. I walked 21.85 miles, climbed 6,077 feet, 53, 793 steps and I enjoyed every one of them!”
His journey has led him onto Pamplona and onto further destinations including Fuenta La Reina. He said: “I’m meeting some wonderful people.”
James has previously shared his reasons for completing the walk: “First and foremost, it is a pilgrimage and as such I want to commune with God and to find out what He has in store for me on the next stage of my life. Second, I hope and pray that people will respond in a positive way to raise funds for the Derwent Project.”