Ex-serviceman’s Help For Heroes walk

Doug Hamilton-Cox and Athina Beckett walk  the Buckingham Arm of theGrand Union Canal
Doug Hamilton-Cox and Athina Beckett walk the Buckingham Arm of theGrand Union Canal

A man who is walking the entire UK canal network in aid of charity was greeted by a local canal enthusiast when he came through this area.

Doug Hamilton-Cox, aged 71, has been walking the canal network since 2012 to raise money for Help Fro Heroes.

by the end of his year, the ex-sapper will have completed the entire system, and raised £100,00 for the charity.

Doug was accompanied along the Buckingham Arm of the Grand Union Canal by Buckingham Canal Society trustee, Athina Beckett.

Mrs Beckett showed Mr Hamilton-Cox around the Buckingham section of the canal, which the society recently restored, as well as Cosgrove and the Old Stratford Arm.

Find out more about Doug at www.dougwalking.co.uk