Despite Storm Ciara battering the UK and especially the South-West Coast region, Brian Burnie walked into Land’s End at 1pm, Monday 10th February 2020.

Accompanied by officers from the South-West Coast Path and with support from Natural England and brave well-wishers, Brian and Cheryl are delighted to celebrate 5,009 miles walked in almost 2 years.

The couple set-off on-board Bluebell the bus on 5th March 2018 to walk 7,000 miles around the coast of Great Britain and Ireland. Their dream is to take the work of Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care in the North East, nationwide.

Brian has met with many NHS Trusts to encourage the adoption of the free service; feedback to date has been exceptionally encouraging for the 75 year old who is dealing with Parkinson’s disease.
Brian is battling on through rough weather and tough walking conditions to host a ‘Pasty Party’ with Bluebell Bus on 5th March 2020 on Plymouth Hoe; this will mark exactly two years since leaving the North-East.

Walking with Natural England

Support from Natural England and delegates from the South West Coast Path

With around 2,000 miles still to walk, Brian estimates his return to the North East will be this Christmas 2020 and hopefully his goal to help establish ‘Daft as a Brush’ hubs all over the country will begin in earnest.

 “The weather here in Lands End is horrendous. And that’s an understatement.  Someone must have known we were coming! I’m thrilled to have reached this milestone and to have walked over 5,000 miles. There’s no chance I could have done this without the support of my dear wife, Cheryl. And I must say a huge thank you to everyone who has braved these ridiculous conditions to be with us today, they’re as daft as I am!” 

Walking the Coast of Cornwall into Lands End – 10th February 2020

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