An intrepid fundraiser is set to walk from Cardiff to Conwy.

Gareth Hughes, 61, of Old Colwyn will be setting off from Cardiff Castle on Monday 20th May and over six days will walk the length of the country to arrive home at Conwy Castle, raising vital funds for our hospices.

Gareth, who owns Colwyn Interiors, said: “I’ve known of Tŷ Gobaith for many years and whilst I was doing this challenge wanted to try and raise some money for them.

“I’ll be going with two friends and we’re all really up for it.

“We’ll be doing around 25 miles a day but will bank more if we’re feeling good.”

Gareth Hughes who will be hiking the 165 mile route from Cardiff to Conwy Castle


Gareth has been completing training walks and even carrying his golf clubs around his local course instead of using a trolley.

He continued: “We’re not really nervous, but know it’s tough coming into North Wales as it gets hilly.

“We’ll be staying at local B&Bs along the way and have the first three nights planned but will arrange the rest on the road.

“My friend Roy is a cartographer (mapping specialist) so the route is well planned and hopefully we’ll have friends and family to greet us at Conwy when we finish.”

Team spirit

Gareth will be joined by his friends Mark McClinden and Roy Chape for the journey who will be raising money for Motor Neurone Disease and Cancer Research respectively.

Tŷ Gobaith fundraiser, Andy Everley, said: “We are so grateful to Gareth for taking on this challenge and to all the generous people who have sponsored him.

“Every penny he raises will go directly to supporting local children and families.

“We hope the weather is kind for his very tough walk and we will all be rooting for him every step of the way.”

Sponsor Gareth here