John Howcroft

My Activity Tracking


My target 1000 kms

I’m fundraising for The Duke of Edinburgh walking 1000KM - 621Miles

Every little helps… over August and September I am walking - 1000KM - 621Miles to support the Duke of Edinburgh any helps toward my fund-raising for the charity is greatly appreciated. 

For more than six decades, the DofE has empowered young people to develop skills for work and life, to become more confident and resilient, to make new friends and give back to others. The DofE was set up to support young people as nations rebuilt and reinvented themselves in the decade after the second world war. Now, the world is about to do the same again following the coronavirus pandemic. The charity has predicted a £5 million deficit this year as a result of Covid-19 so I’m taking my own DofE Adventure to help transform the prospects of the COVID generation and support the DofE at a crucial time. With hundreds of thousands of young people doing their DofE across the UK, the charity has a critical role to play in this crisis and beyond; to be there for young people who need it most when they need us most. There has never been a more important time to support young people in the UK.

My Achievements

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Reached distance goal

Reached goal

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My Updates

1120km (695 miles) walk completed

Wednesday 30th Sep
Thank you all for the support and kind fundraising donations over the last two months, I have managed to exceed my fundraising goal and my 1000km walking target. I have completed two National Trails, been blessed with nice weather and great views.

Over 900 KM

Saturday 19th Sep
Giving it a push over the last two days and competed the National Trail the Peddars Way day 1 was a massive 51KM the furthest I have ever walked in a day. So I am feeling accomplished.

500KM done 500KM to go

Tuesday 1st Sep
Wow, thanks to all the sponsors towards the DofE 2020 challenge, we have reached the end of August and I have  got to the halfway mark only another 500KM to go. 

My favourite walk in August was a two day hike with my son, its the times like that you remember and I hope he continues to works towards his Bronze Award.  

Thank you to my Sponsors


Dawn Howcroft


Old Walking Partner

Well done mate, I knew you could do it you stubborn old goat.


Terry Burt

Those boots are made for walking!


Rachel Brown

Good luck with your challenge (and thanks for finding my coat!!)



Keep on walking mate.


John Howcroft



Good luck, good cause



Good luck!


Caroline Howcroft


Gary Hougham


Sarita Mangan

Well done John on your achievements so far, keep going.

Supporting young people every step of the way