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British Coastline Walk 2023/24 (Help Needed!!!!)

Posted: 21 Jul 2022, 19:09
by Soup Dragon
For those of you who aren't facebook friends, I thought it would be a good idea to post here about a 6000 mile walk around the British Coastline.
I will be doing the walk with my wife Sally, and we plan to set off from Bude, Cornwall, on 15th May 2023. Walking clockwise, returning to Bude in May 2024. We will be raising money for a couple of charities along the way (details to be confirmed). We will use a motorhome for the majority of our accommodation needs but will require volunteer driver(s) each week to be our support crew. If you would like to join us for a week or two (or more) to help support and drive the motorhome, then don't be shy. In return you will get a free weeks accommodation and get to be part of our great adventure. The itinerary for the walk is still being planned, but as a rough guide should be as follows:

Week 1 (May) North Devon
Week 2 (May) Somerset
Week 3-9 (Jun-Jul) Wales
Week 10-13 (Jul-Aug) Lancashire & Cumbria
Week 13-25 (Aug-Oct) West Coast of Scotland
Week 26 (Nov) North Coast Scotland
Week 27-33 (Nov-Dec) East Coast Scotland
Week 34 (Jan) Northumberland, Tyne & Wear
Week 35-36 (Jan) Durham, Cleveland, N. Yorks & Humberside
Week 37 (Jan) Lincolnshire
Week 38 (Feb) Norfolk
Week 39 (Feb) Suffolk
Week 40-42 (Feb) Essex & London
Week 43-44 (Mar) Kent
Week 45-46 (Mar) East & West Sussex
Week 47 (Apr) Hampshire
Week 48 (Apr) Dorset
Week 49-50 (Apr) South Devon
Week 51-54 (May) Cornwall

Please message me if there are any weeks that you'd like to volunteer to drive the motorhome (anyone with a standard UK/EU car drivers licence will be able to drive). 😀
Driver changeover will be on Saturdays and where possible will be near a railway station and also near a parkrun (I aim to do parkruns whenever possible).

Cheers Antony

Re: British Coastline Walk 2023/24 (Help Needed!!!!)

Posted: 21 Jul 2022, 23:10
by Ally
North coast of Scotland in November? :shock:
Very brave, and the whole thing is super impressive - good luck!

Is there only spare room for one driver or can we come as a pair too?

Re: British Coastline Walk 2023/24 (Help Needed!!!!)

Posted: 22 Jul 2022, 20:35
by Soup Dragon
Ally wrote: 21 Jul 2022, 23:10 North coast of Scotland in November? :shock:
Very brave, and the whole thing is super impressive - good luck!

Is there only spare room for one driver or can we come as a pair too?
We are hoping to purchase (or blag :lol: ) either a 4 or 5 berth motorhome, so that a pair could join us.
We hope to get one with a configuration of two built-in bunks, and a double bed over the cab.
Scotland will be tough in the winter, but it was either that of suffering midges for 4 months.
There are lots of sections in Scotland that are long road walks, so hopefully we can make up time even if the weather is bad.
If you can help out that would be great :D

Re: British Coastline Walk 2023/24 (Help Needed!!!!)

Posted: 23 Jul 2022, 13:13
by Golf
a prestigious challenge and heck of logisitics needed i try and help where i can are we going to get daily reports im considering myself to take april 2023 to april 2024 off myself but to do all heritage train stations in a year i,m sure your run into me at some point parkrun or walking wise.

Re: British Coastline Walk 2023/24 (Help Needed!!!!)

Posted: 27 Jul 2022, 09:42
by Soup Dragon
Golf wrote: 23 Jul 2022, 13:13 a prestigious challenge and heck of logisitics needed i try and help where i can are we going to get daily reports im considering myself to take april 2023 to april 2024 off myself but to do all heritage train stations in a year i,m sure your run into me at some point parkrun or walking wise.
Yes I will be doing regular updates, I will try and do a daily update but this might prove difficult. I'm not sure what the best platform is to use for the updates.

Re: British Coastline Walk 2023/24 (Help Needed!!!!)

Posted: 27 Jul 2022, 12:48
by EastActionWoman
At the weekend I met a woman doing Land's End to John o'Groats. She's got her own website for doing updates: https://www.janesbigwalk.com/

Seem to be a few free blogging platforms available.

Re: British Coastline Walk 2023/24 (Help Needed!!!!)

Posted: 04 Aug 2022, 17:54
by Soup Dragon
EastActionWoman wrote: 27 Jul 2022, 12:48 At the weekend I met a woman doing Land's End to John o'Groats. She's got her own website for doing updates: https://www.janesbigwalk.com/

Seem to be a few free blogging platforms available.
Thanks fpor the link, that is a nice looking blog.