IT’S not taken the impressive Jim Morton long to get his walking boots back on - and this time he’s travelling to France to take on his new challenge.

The 63-year-old dad-of-three from Penistone set off in a motorhome with his wife Sue and dogs Shona and Maisie on April 12, 2021 - the day the Covid lockdown ended to undertake his walk of a lifetime.

He spent 537 days on his trek around the entire British coastline to fulfil a life-long dream and to raise money for the Ghurka Welfare Trust which provides aid to Ghurka veterans, their families and communities.

Jim managed to raise just over £40,000 but didn’t reach his target of £50,000.

To help reach his goal, Jim will travel to Normandy later this month to walk the entire Normandy D-Day beaches.

He told the Chronicle: “After walking the coast-to-coast I’ve now decided on my next adventure.

“I’m going to set off in our motorhome on May 17 to walk the entirety of the Normandy D-Day beaches - Gold, Utah, Juno, Omaha and Sword.

“I’m intending to finish it on June 6 - the same day of the D-Day operation.

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“When I did the coast-to-coast I aimed to raise £50,000 and after the book sales I’m just over £40,000.

“I’m hoping that this will help me reach my target.”

To follow Jim’s journey and to donate, follow his Facebook page ‘I May Be Gone A While’.