I had a set of guiding principles about the journey - the basics are very simple; I had to walk the entire 11000 mile distance, I used bridges or in roads where crossing points dictated, I navigated by OS map, GPS & the stars. I headed clockwise from North Norfolk so really just kept the sea on my left.
I documented my experiences as I went wherever connection allowed & I’d forage for food as well as taking food donations along the way.
I have three amazing children of my own and I want to inspire them and others to always push their limits and help others. I’ve chosen Children in need because they support so many children and young people organisations reaching every corner of the UK.
This is a challenge that will test me both physically and mentally. Long periods of walking alone in all weathers, I’ll walk for as long as I can each day. I will mainly sleep outdoors in a sleeping bag and bivvy. I hope to be offered a bed, sofa or shed occasionally but otherwise I’m surviving day to day on what I can carry.
I’ll blog about my full kit list and what that looks like, I’m really only taking a small backpack in order to keep weight down.
I have been strict in my approach to what is essential and what is not, if an item doesn’t have more than one use it doesn’t come with me. I will beg, borrow and forage when it comes to food, making my priority water and miles.
I’m currently researching walking other coastlines around the world and collecting scientific data on Edna & microplastics to help our understanding of the environment and the impact we’re having in it.
If you’d like to help or be involved in some way please get in touch to discuss opportunities.