They say dogs are man’s best friend.

And Scott Andrews would be the first to agree as he and his trusty German Shepherd, Sam are embarking on a mission to walk the entire British coast over a year.

So far the dedicated duo have walked across Scotland and are currently in the north west taking in a jaw-dropping 1,802 miles before arriving at the Huddersfield store off Bradford Road on Sunday.

The pair started off in March and have raised £50,000 in donations already.

Scott’s aim is to raise £200,000 which will be split between The Children’s Society and County Durham-based animal Stray Aid.

Scott, 49, described the reaction so far as “incredible”, has been staying in hotels and bed and breakfasts during the trip’s first leg, paid for by his bosses at Asda.

“Asda have been absolutely brilliant, putting us up in hotels and organising raffles,” he said.

Asda have given ex-military Scott a career break, for which he is very thankful and he says he is already attracting the attention of the media, who hope to cover the mammoth walk next year.

And you can follow Scott and Sam’s progress on twitter thanks to PawTrax who have donated a GPS Pet tracker for Sam to wear on his collar.

This will enable all their supporters to be able to track them ‘Live’ on their walk.

TO donate online at or by text SCAS50 TO 70070 OR STA150 70070.