Carnforth holiday park pampers long-distance walker Paul

When long-distance charity walker Paul Ucheck asked to pitch a tent at a Carnforth holiday park this month, he quickly realised that he'd landed on his feet.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 22nd July 2016, 3:00 pm

For Paul, who is walking barefoot from Land’s End to John O’Groats, was met at Bay View Caravan Park near Carnforth with a hero’s welcome.

He was told there was no need to flap about erecting a tent, for a luxury glamping pod had been arranged for his night’s stay – along with a slap-up meal in the park’s restaurant.

Paul, aged 71, is walking the 900-mile length of Britain – a feat he is undertaking without any kind of footwear in a bid to create a new Guinness World Record.

On route, Paul is raising money for Cancer Research UK after losing his wife to breast cancer, and then discovering that his daughter had contracted the same illness.

His epic journey began on 01 May – and around seven weeks later, Paul reached borders of Lancashire where he contacted Bay View in Bolton-le-Sands.

“We did a quick check, and found that Paul’s amazing trek was for real and that he had already raised thousands of pounds for charity,” said park owner Michael Holgate.

“We thought he deserved more than just a patch of grass for the night, and offered him one of our luxury timber pod.

“I hope we provided a memorable experience for Paul at the half-way point in his courageous journey.”