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.

You will know by now that I have been plagued by a recurring shin splints injury and have sat out two enforced recovery breaks. My two stints have taken me from Shoreham by Sea to Plymouth and from Minehead to Llanelli.

The original goal now looks out of reach, but I will be walking as much of the coast in this calendar year as I can. It will mean cherry-picking off the bits I really want to walk from here forwards, whilst remaining true to my Principles of Adventure, which are of the utmost importance. Please support my charities and tune in to follow my progress.

… Ken Scott
April 2017

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Sand Art

Coast17 Gallery - Week 5 - Wales Coast Path - Severn Bridge to Llanelli

Images from my first week in Wales on the Wales Coast Path from Severn Bridge to Llanelli via Cardiff, Heritage Coast, Swansea and Gower
Weston super Mare

Acceptance: Mindfully turning setbacks into opportunities

How acceptance of an expedition injury and being kind to myself have helped me to turn disappointment and setback into a positive opportunity
Reeds detail, river Parrett

Coast17 Gallery - Week 4 - Somerset and Avon - Minehead to Severn Bridge

Images from my restart week, from Minehead on the North Somerset coast to the Severn Bridge
Big Sky, Llanrhidian Marshes

Injury Recurrence Update - Shin Splints have Returned

Along the coast of north Gower my shin splints injury returned, not entirely unexpectedly, enforcing another injury timeout for Coast17

DAY 36 Update

DAY 36 Update Folks I have to report that what I feared might…

DAY 35 - Llangennith to Llanelli

DAY 35 - Llangennith to Llanelli A real shame to leave Gower…
Day34 - Worm's Head

DAY 34 - Port Eynon to Llangennith

DAY 34 - Port Eynon to Llangennith What an amazing first hour…
Day33 - Threecliff Bay

DAY 33 - Blackpill to Port Eynon

DAY 33 - Blackpill to Port Eynon Such a brilliant contrast to…
Port Talbot

DAY 32 - Porthcawl to Blackpill

Oh boy! That's a sigh. The kind of sigh that you give when you've…
Nash Point lighthouse and foghorn

Day 31 - Llantwit Major to Porthcawl

Stunning walking under warm blue skies on the Heritage Coast…
Barry Dock Offices

Day 30 - Cardiff to Llantwit Major

First night camping for a while and it rained all night. I was…

Day 29 - Newport to Cardiff

This morning I said bye to Carolyn for a few weeks. We've had…


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