A recent national charity walk focusing on coastal paths involved hundreds of participants, including members of Brawdy Young Farmers Club and supporters.

The organiser, WaterAid, has a vision of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation.

Clean water is essential for life, yet 884 million people in the world (roughly one in eight of the world’s population) does not have access to it.

The charity’s work (highlighted in the Western Telegraph earlier in the year) is to enable the world’s poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.

These basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods and form the first, essential step in overcoming poverty.

As the YFC members walked from Porthclais harbour at St Davids to Solva the coast looked magnificent.

All around the UK some 154 teams walked along 73 path sections – a total of 620 people including teams from water companies, the Environment Agency, the NHS, scouts, Rotarians, church groups, families, walking groups, MPs, MDs, a camel, dogs and even the Welsh minister for the environment.

It is anticipated that the total amount raised could approach £80,000 to enable WaterAid to help almost 5,500 people in developing countries.