Join Us For a Charity Walk Along the Buckingham Canal

Doug Hamilton Cox is a 71 year old ex-Sapper who enlisted as a boy soldier when he was 15, serving his apprenticeship in the royal Engineers. Now retired he lives in Devon.

He began to attend the ceremonies at Wootton Bassett and felt he should do more to raise funds for Help for Heroes.

His answer was to raise money through long-distance walking, and in 2011 he walked from John O’Groats to Lands End. After that he wondered what to do next, so he chose to walk every canal in Great Britain, totalling some 2,500 miles! Beginning in January 2012, he has been working his way up and down the country and over the years has raised over £83,000 for charity.

So far, Doug has completed around 2,000 miles of canal. Inevitably, he made contact with the BCS. This was in March 2015 to discuss walking the Buckingham Canal.

I have arranged to meet Doug on Wednesday 27th May at 2pm in Burleigh Piece, Buckingham and walk from Bourton Meadow to Little Hill Farm, which takes in three of the sites where we are working at present. The walking will continue on Thursday 28th May, starting at the opposite end at Cosgrove Lock, where we plan to walk to the end of the Old Stratford Arm of the canal. This will take us up to the A5 after which we will then walk as much of the disused canal as possible around Old Stratford itself.

Anyone wishing to join us then please contact Athina Beckett, using her contact details here, or just simply turn up!