A DEDICATED walker is enjoying a well-earned rest after completing a mammoth challenge.

Adam Lewis from Rodborough has completed a Land’s End to John O’Groats trek in aid of the World Land Trust.

So far he has raised nearly £4,000 for the charity which protects threatened habitats with his employer, Ecclesiastical Insurance, pledging to match donations up to £5,000.

"The scenery has been stunning with dramatic views of cliffs, shimmering seas and sunsets but the most memorable thing of all has been the people," said Adam.

"From the policeman who insisted on giving me groceries to the campsites staff who gave free accommodation, these reminders of humanity warmed my heart.

"Their generosity really lifts your day."

Adam admits that tackling the 1,200 mile route over 69 days was sometimes 'brutal ' - with infected insect bites and steep hills to contend with.

He carried all his equipment - a stove, food, tent, air mattress and water and didn't use any transport.

Occasionally, he treated himself to pasties and admits he found himself becoming slightly addicted to granola bars.

"I've never done anything like this before," he said.

"And I even wondered at the start if I'd make it at all.

"But as a committed environmentalist, I was determined to do something active and practical instead of turning into an armchair activist.

"Walking the land for the World Land Trust, which helps local communities to buy land and protect biodiversity really made sense.

"I'd like to say a massive thank you to Ecclesiastical Insurance and to everyone who has so generously been involved in so many ways."

The World Land Trust protects the world's most biologically significant and threatened habitats acre by acre.

A UK registered charity, it raises money to buy and protect environmentally-threatened land in Africa, Asia and Central and South America.

In 2018 it claimed to have raised more than £25 million and to have bought more than 3000 km² of land in about twenty different countries.

Sir David Attenborough is among its patrons.

Donate to Adam's trek appeal at bit.ly/3bYTvfZ