Former soldier completes 18-month coastline tour

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After more than 18 months of walking literally around Britain, Blackpool soldier Christian Nock has completed his coastline tour which started and ended in Blackpool.

Mr Nock, whol lives in the town, has walked around 8,000 miles since setting off in the resort in August 2012 and had raised an impressive £173,984 for Help For Heroes.

He has been sleeping rough throughout the his epic journey, which ended on Saturday morning on South Pier.

His journey is the equivalent of walking from John O’Groats to Lands End more than seven times.

See Monday’s Gazette for more.