I am walking around the coast of Great Britain, starting at Tower Bridge in London (that well know coastal resort) on Monday 6th April 2015 and walking anti-clockwise. This isn’t a world first as other people have done it before, although with so many islands, estuaries and no defined coastal path the whole way round, it’s difficult to be precise about anything. I have reckoned on taking one year and covering approximately 6000 miles.
Why? Because I like this country, I like the coast, I’ve got the time and this is something I’ve wanted to do for a while (although I can’t remember when I first had the idea). I’ve finished work and I’m taking a gap year…if all these 18 year olds can have one why can’t I?
This is not a challenge, although I can actually hear everyone that knows me well laughing at this point. What I mean is that I have not set myself a challenge with any rules as this is meant to be a fun and once-in-a-lifetime experience and I want to be able to stop, come home or walk less on any given day because I fancy a dip in the sea.
This blog is intended as my personal diary of my experience.