One man and his dog take on epic walk around UK for charity

A man from Westbury and his dog are on a 7,500 walk around the coast of England, Scotland and Wales to raise money for charity.

Chris McQuillan, a contracts manager at local housing association Aster Group, began his epic journey with his pet dog, Moose in 2018 from the coastal town of Portishead in North Somerset, walking 'anticlockwise' around Britain. Chris and rescue dog Moose have now completed the second phase of their walk from Berwick upon Tweed to Aberdeen, a total of 315 miles despite Chris suffering from broken ribs, incurred while packing for the trip.

Their walk has taken them through five counties along the Scottish coastline including Berwickshire, East Lothian, Fife, Angus, and Aberdeenshire raising over £10,000 for a number of charities including Scottish wellbeing charity The Thistle Foundation, Bath Cats and Dogs Home (in honour of Moose), and Bras Not Bombs - a charity that supplies underwear, sanitary products and dignity packs for women and girls fleeing war and violence.

Chris said: “It’s been an ongoing project for a few years now and something Aster has supported me with by allowing me to take sabbaticals to complete the challenge and providing match funding. So far, we’ve walked 2,700 miles and I can’t thank everyone who has supported us enough. It’s been amazing.”

The pair are now taking a well-earned rest before embarking on phase three in April 2022. They will be joined on the journey by Karina, Chris’s wife and will be heading up to the most northerly point in Britain, and then back down along the Scottish Isles into England and Wales.

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