Coast17 – Walking the Coast of Britain

Hi, I’m Ken Scott, photographer, adventurer and a few other things. In February 2017 I set off from home in West Sussex to attempt to walk around the British coast. All 5600 miles (9000 kms) of it. My latest adventure challenge.

It is a long and committing journey. Since it was first done in 1978 by the now-legendary John Merrill, perhaps only a few dozen people have made a complete circuit in one walk, though many have walked and are currently walking the coast in stages. I know people who have travelled to every continent but who have never explored our own wonderful island in any depth; this is my opportunity.

Please support my charities and tune in to follow my progress. Read more about the walk, about the challenge and my principles of adventure

… Ken Scott
February 2017

Latest News

Massage on the injured shin

Coast17 Restart Update

After a couple of weeks of recuperation, Coast17 is ready to restart, with a modified plan, on Friday 24th March
Berry Head lighthouse.

Coast17 Gallery - Week 3 - Southwest Coast Path - Starcross to Plymouth

Images from pivotal Week 3 on SWCP from Starcross to Plymouth
Day 10 - Durdle Door

Coast17 Gallery - Week 2 - Southwest Coast Path - Shell Bay to Starcross

Images from Week 2 – Southwest Coast Path (SWCP) from Shell Bay and Studland to Starcross on the Exe estuary
Day 8 - Walkers on the beach, Sandbanks

Coast17 Gallery - Week 1 - South Coast - Shoreham by Sea to Sandbanks

A selection of images from Week 1 on the South coast from Shoreham by Sea to Sandbanks
On the Cobb, Lyme Regis

Rest and Recuperation

After a few days of rest, recuperation and reflection, I can…

Day 21/22 - Plymouth to Nowhere in Particular

Well let me give you all an update on my 'rest' day yesterday. Unfortunately…

Day 20 - Newton Ferrers to Plymouth

Plymouth was always a milestone of sorts and I'm really pleased…

Day 19 - Thurlstone to Newton Ferrers

After yesterday's noisy weather today was altogether quieter…

Day 18 - Stoke Fleming to Thurlestone

Wild, spectacular, hideous at times in vicious showers. That…

Day 17 - Brixham to Stoke Fleming

A deliberate short hop in the face of a repeat of last night's…
Day 16 - Berry Head lighthouse.

Day 16 - Paignton to Brixham

Normally a low energy day and a bad weather day don't coincide…
Day 16 - Berry Head lighthouse.

Day 15 - Starcross to Paignton

So began week 3 with a delightful day's uphill and downcombe…


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