During his UK row, Morris, 48, has battled a range of adverse weather and water conditions, including rivers and canals that have burst their banks, floods, storms, gales and torrential rain.
His 200-mile route from the west coast of Britain to London, began in Clevedon, North Somerset on Saturday, July 7 and took him up the Bristol Channel, through inland waterways including the Kennet and Avon canal, and the River Thames.
He made the journey in his ocean-going rowing boat, Bojangles, which is 23ft long and 6ft wide and is manufactured from lightweight Carbon-Kevlar.
Along the way, he was waved on by crowds of well-wishers as he passed through cities, towns and villages including Bath, Bradford on Avon, Devizes, Pewsey, Hungerford, Newbury, Aldermaston, Reading, Henley, Bray and Twickenham.
He was also given daily encouragement and support by teams of volunteers from The Amber Foundation, a residential charity that offers a fresh start to homeless unemployed young adults and helps them gain employment and accommodation.
Andrew Morris said today: “The foul British weather has made this row tougher than expected but I just forged ahead. The weather has been the worst in my memory. The rivers have been running at 5-6 knots and the River Thames still has red flag warnings up.
“Despite the Atlantic set-back, I was determined to finish on a high and to honour our pledge to raise funds for the next generation of British rowers and adventurers.
“Rowing has a great history in Britain and some of our greatest Olympic moments have been due to our success in the sport. So, this is our way of leaving a legacy to be remembered long after the OAR Project rowing challenge is over.
”I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers and members of the public who turned out to support me along the way.”
The trip has raised funds to buy rowing boats for able-bodied and disabled young people, part of the OAR Legacy, which is aimed at encouraging young people to get out on the water and broaden their horizons. The OAR Legacy fund is being administered by The Rowing Foundation, a registered charity whose purpose is to promote the participation in rowing of young people (those under 18 or still in full-time education) and the disabled of all ages.
The North Atlantic row was called off after Canadian ice experts warned about the scale of local ice movements. This followed an event two years ago in which a large chunk of ice, calculated by scientists to be 40 metres thick, broke away from the glacier in Greenland.
The 251-square-kilometre “ice island”, which separated from Greenland’s north-western coast, was the largest iceberg to form in the Arctic since 1962. Recent weather conditions have worsened the ice break-up.