Shelter charity trekker to live off the land

A MAN who lost his home suddenly will begin a six-month trek across Scotland with his dog today to raise money for charity.

Wayne Hall is to set off from Loch Morar, near Mallaig in the Scottish Highlands, with his German shepherd Jerry for company.

His journey will take in 25 lochs, and he expects to lose around 30lbs by “living off the land”, eating fish, berries and plants.

Mr Hall is embarking on the trip to raise awareness and money for housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland.

The tiler, from Staffordshire, had to leave his home of nine years when his landlord died and the property was sold.