* Blind dog Basil and Camber owner walk Coast to Coast for charity – Rye and Battle Observer

Source: Blind dog Basil and Camber owner walk Coast to Coast for charity – Rye and Battle Observer

Basil enjoys a few naps in his rucksack

A blind dog and his owner have raised almost £6,500 for charity after embarking on a 190-mile walk.

Basil, a 15-year-old fox terrier and Michael Carter, of Farm Lane, Camber, walked from the cliffs of St Bees on the Irish Sea to the fishing village of Robin Hoods Bay on the North Sea, in support of Dogs Trust.

Basil has a paddle in a shallow ford

Basil had both eyes removed after developing glaucoma and spent part of the journey being carried in a customised rucksack.

Michael said: “I was so moved by people’s generosity and support throughout the walk and astonished at how many people became emotionally attached to Basil. One super fan, Helen Jamieson, had followed Basil every day. She had recently lost her own beloved Westie, Ollie and was struggling to come to terms with his loss. Helen said she found great comfort in Basil’s unfolding story. Helen came up to Robin Hood’s Bay to welcome us back and it was a very special moment for both of us.

“We finished the walk in the 16 days I had planned. Though this is a little longer than is usual it gave Basil plenty of time to walk, sniff around or just sit and rest.

“I made sure I didn’t think of the walk as being about reaching the end but about the day we were in. It was important for me to experience the highs and lows and enjoy the moment.

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Robin Hoods Bay

Basil and Michael reach the end of the walk

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Source: Blind dog Basil and Camber owner walk Coast to Coast for charity – Rye and Battle Observer

2 thoughts on “* Blind dog Basil and Camber owner walk Coast to Coast for charity – Rye and Battle Observer

  1. Mione Morrison

    Hi To raise necessary funds for the charity I run – Glendrick Roost Animal Sanctuary ,Totally blind Frodo Baggins a black Labrador and his friend Sherlock who has no eyes did the West Highland Way and the Great Glen Way off lead . The following year they both and another blind dog Eragon did the Speyside Way off lead . The following year Frodo , Sherlock and another dog with no eyes Avatar did the Rob Roy Way off lead . Last year Frodo climbed his first Munro , Ben Lomond off lead. This year I am in the middle of walking the Clydewalkway with Frodo and another blind girl Arya who had her eyes out last month [ she was blind already] We will finish that and intend doing the John Muir Way over the summer /autumn . I run the Sanctuary so can only do the walks in sections over a period of time. Blind Dogs are AMAZING . Well done Basil xxxx

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