A man raising money for a prevention of suicide in the young charity in memory of his friend has come through yet-another gruelling challenging, walking Offa's Dyke.

James Manford, in his 20s, works at Moreton Hall outside Oswestry, and he's raising money for former sporting team-mate Sarah Powell, who took her own life in 2014.

Last month, James completed a walk along the ancient Welsh/English border, covering up to 30 miles a day from Chepstow before finishing in Prestatyn, but passed through Llanymynech on his to Llangollen.

He admits some days proved to be tougher than expected, but he occupied his time with plenty of pictures of landscapes, as well as trip into the sea.

"It was really good but it was very challenging, especially on day two when I didn't see a single soul all day," he said.

"It was good and I really enjoyed it but if I was to do it all again, I would definitely make it a bit more casual.

"On the two 30-mile days that I pencilled in, I was quite rigid about hitting the the checkpoints I set for myself to make sure I was where I needed to be by the end of the day.

"But I did really enjoy it though, despite my shoulders hurting from the straps of my rucksack, the prickly heat and the blisters.

"I just had my head down and ploughed through. I had a book that I was using as a guide and it gave some interesting places to see – whenever I had five minutes to myself I would get it out and read it.

"I also had my music as well, which helped.

"My main problem was that I had sunstroke from the first day so come day two, I was dealing with the aftermath of that which added to the negativity."

James is hoping to keep bringing funds in for his chosen charity PAPYRUS.

He added: "I've raised another £800 from this part of the challenge and that means I'm just £50 from my target for the year until March.

"But I want to absolutely smash through it."

To add to James' fundraising efforts so far, head to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Bucket-List