2,000 miles and counting for Brian

An intrepid walker has reached another key milestone as part of his epic 7,000-mile hike around the coast of Great Britain and Ireland.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 19th October 2018, 2:00 pm
Brian Burnie
Brian Burnie

Brian Burnie, 74, has clock up an impressive 2,000 miles, having reached the Scottish Highlands. The founder of Gosforth-based Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care has been trekking for seven months, after leaving Newcastle at the start of March.

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Brian, who sold Doxford Hall to set up the charity, is doing the walk to promote the concept of free cancer-patient care all over Great Britain and Ireland.

Brian, who has Parkinson’s Disease, said: “At times, it’s been harder than I thought. The stunning Highlands is rugged and remote and the constant rain has made it difficult to navigate, but I am thrilled to reach 2,000 miles.”