A hungover college student, Barney Rule had set out to to go on a walk to clear his head after deciding to drop out from the University of Edinburgh on the 20th of September.

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Source: Ladbible

But what makes this story interesting is that the 20-year-old ended up 500 miles/800 km away in the South of France.

Barney Rule
Source: Ladbible

According to Ladbible, the former history and political science student had started the walk in the early hours after leaving a bar. He then decided that he didn't want to stop.

Barney, who has now been ambling in the South of France for about a month now and plans to travel to Spain.

I had always wanted to walk to Spain but it wasn't until I got drunk with friends last month that I actually began walking... It was only by the time I got to the second night, when I reached around 13 miles, that I realised - I was actually walking, actually doing it with no turning back.
Barney Rule
Source: Ladbible

He added:

I wasn't sure it was legal, but I knew I needed to clear my head. I started off just sleeping rough, but I've picked up a tent and a few other things along the way but time alone on the road seems to be good for me.

Rule claims that he only walks about 20 miles/32 km everyday and says that he trip has been entirely self-funded.

A lot of people assumed that I was going through a bit of a crisis type thing, where I'd rely on the bank of mum and dad but I haven't. It's entirely self funded from the part time work that I did at a bar, and the academic scholarships that I've achieved.
Barney Rule
Source: Metro

Barney's eventual destination is Valencia in Spain. His plan is to come back as far as Paris and write about all he's learnt through his journey.