1,000 miles with a donkey

Hannah Engelkamp, from Aberystwyth, wanted to walk right around Wales, but didn't want to do it alone - so she bought a donkey to help her meet the challenge

Aberystwyth woman aims to walk 1,000 miles with donkey

It might not be everyone's idea of fun, but to a woman from Aberystwyth, it's an exciting adventure.

Hannah Engelkamp wanted to walk right around Wales but didn't want to do it alone - so she bought a donkey to help her meet the challenge.

Hannah and Chico the gelding have spent their summer ambling through 700 miles of Wales' coast and countryside.

They're due to finish their trek in mid November.

Hannah Thomas meets them.

Woman's 1,000 mile journey around Wales with donkey

Hannah and Chico the donkey have to mainly stick to grass on their route

Hannah Engelkamp, from Aberystwyth, wanted to walk right around Wales, but didn't want to do it alone - so she bought a donkey to help her meet the challenge.

"The Wales Coastal Path opened last year - last May - so that felt like a bit of a gauntlet" says Hannah.

"About a month later it occurred to me that if I took an animal with me, that would be a way of meeting people, someone to carry my bags and a companion for me, so that's how the story began to grow for me."

Hannah's partner Rhys has joined her for the current stage of the journey

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