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Tom Davies

Tom Davies grew up in a close farming family in Presteigne, developing a love for nature and the great outdoors. While at Bangor University studying Primary Education, he joined the Mountain Walking Club, becoming treasurer and a leader, and spent most weekends taking groups into Snowdonia. After graduating, he spent four years teaching. During this period, his maternal grandmother developed Alzheimer's and while in the middle stages of the disease, passed away very suddenly. Two years later, his maternal grandfather was diagnosed with vascular dementia. Seeing two people he loved very dearly afflicted by such a personal and confusing illness inspired Tom to begin fundraising for Alzheimer's Society. The combination of all these factors brought about the idea of his challenge: to circumnavigate his home country in one go, carrying everything he needed to survive on his back. 1,100 miles, 9 weeks away from home, a £1,100 sponsorship target and a blog that would become far bigger than he ever dreamed possible. He is now combining his love for teaching and the great outdoors by working as an outdoor activities instructor.


A Welsh Wander

- Tom Davies