Eddie will dog walk from coast to coast following the World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall, past Roman settlements and forts to raise much needed funds to help lost dogs.
Starting at Sededunum Roman fort in Wallsend, going through the empty landscapes of Northumberland and then on to Cumbria, he will finish at the mouth of the River Solway amidst the outstanding natural beauty of the Solway Firth. He is a five year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier who will be discovering the history and landscapes of Hadrian’s Wall, a world heritage site as he takes in the 85 miles to help his friends.
Dog walking to raise funds for Merseyside Dogs Home for lost dogs, who need a heating system for winter.
Day 1: Start at Sededunum Roman fort in Wallsend to Heddon: 15m Day 2: Walk to Chollerford/Wall: 15m
Day 3: Walk to Once Brewed: 13m Day 4: Walk to Lanercost: 13.5m
Day 5: Walk to Carlisle: 13.5m Day 6: Finish at Kings Arms pub Bowness on Solway 15m.
National Trail Summer Passport
As a record of Eddies progress in walking the trail, he will be purchasing the National Trail Summer Passport. There are seven stamps he will be collecting. Once he has collected all seven stamps he will receive a completion Badge and Certificate.
Handed in to a Police station in East Sussex as a stray on the 9th October 2011 his plight started. After spending three nights in Police custody he was collected by the Hasting Borough Council Dog Warden and placed into the Council pound.
Unwanted and not loved he remained there looking for a new home for three months. As part of an exchange programme to get more dogs rehomed he was exchanged with dogs from Manchester and spend a further ten week seeking a new home.
Visited and seen by our General Manager Paul, he took him home for rest bite in April 2012.
He has remained with Paul ever since, acting as an ambassador for Merseyside Dogs Home, Eddie visits schools and fete’s promoting responsible dog ownership.