A woman has completed her 5,000-mile walk from Ukraine to Wales
Ursula Martin arrived back in slot Llanidloes, Powys, on Sunday - nearly three years after setting off from the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
The trek was to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, which she was diagnosed with 10 years ago.
At the time or her diagnosis, she was due to walk back to the UK after kayaking the length of the River Danube which runs from Germany to Romania.
"I ended up in Bulgaria about to walk back to Britain, and I got ovarian cancer," she said.
"I wasn't ready to go back and do the big tough journeys so I did a 3,500 mile walk in Wales which was very much a 'symptoms of ovarian cancer awareness raising journey'.
"Then I had this sense of 'where was I, what was I doing?', and I was about to walk across Europe - I just wanted to finish what I started."
Ms Martin decided to start from Ukraine, which she describes as "Europe plus one" as it is on the edge of the continent - but then the pandemic hit.
"It knocked me sideways.
"The immediate thing was 'wherever you are you need to go home and stay there', and when you haven't got a home and you're in a foreign country that was such a shock."
Ms Martin appealed for help from friends and family for places to stay.
"I wound up in a friend's sister's holiday home in the south of France for that first big lockdown last March, for about 90 days.