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. 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 stints have taken me from Shoreham by Sea to Plymouth, from Minehead to the Severn Crossing, and Wales as far as Caernarfon – total 60 days, 1048 miles, 32671m ascent – not to mention a Scotland Road Trip.

The original goal is not possible now, 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
July 2017

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Sunrise over Mwnt

Coast 17 Gallery - Ceredigion and Gwynedd - Cardigan to Caernarfon

Images from Stage 7 of my Coast17 adventure, in Ceredigion and Gwynedd from Cardigan to Caernarfon, via Aberystwyth and Lleyn
Sunset, Bunacaimb beach, near Arisaig

Coast17 Gallery - Scotland Road Trip

Images from our Scotland Road Trip, following the northwest coast, north of the Great Glen, from Fort William to Durness
Shane on Constitution Hill, Aberystwyth

Shane Davis' 750 mile Charity Ride

Meeting Shane Davis, riding 750 miles to raise money for the hospital that saved his life. His story is an inspiration ...
A pint with Linda, John, Marion and Tervor at Caernarfon

Day 60 - Gwynedd - Dinas Dinlle to Caernarfon

Reaching Caernarfon, not the end of Wales but another break point. A two-week stint completed and another 200 miles under my feet.
Heading up onto Yr Eifl

Day 59 - Gwynedd - Nefyn to Dinas Dinlle

There was no visible sign of Yr Eifl; it hammered down, drenching me to the skin. Then I got to Trefor where I stood dripping in new sunlight.
Climbing the Wales Coast Path around Mynydd Mawr, Lleyn

Days 56/58 - Gwynedd - Pwllheli to Nefyn

A round of Lleyn, a time-distanced land where I walked on cliff paths, proper ones with plants and birds and rocks and things
John and Marion at Borth y Gest

Day 54 - Gwynedd - Llandecwyn to Abererch

Friends, coffee and new shoes in Porthmadog. Persistent rain, poor paths into Criccieth, and more tarmac towards Pwllheli and Llŷn
A wet start to Monday morning out of Barmouth

Day 53 - Gwynedd - Barmouth to Llandecwyn

Not a memorable day, save for 5km of great sand along Morfa Dyffryn. I tend to default to the shortest route when soaked.
With Helen on the Barmouth lifeboat

Day 52 - Gwynedd - Towyn to Barmouth

A warm welcome and hospitality from the Barmouth RNLI lifeboat station and a great stayover with Helen from the Barmouth lifeboat crew

Day 51 - Ceredigion - Llanrhystud to Towyn

A day of wildlife and wonderful walking to Aberystwyth and Borth, followed by a hop around the Dyfi estuary to Aberdyfi and Towyn
Colourful buildings in Aberaeron

Day 50 - Ceredigion - Cwmtydu to Llanrhystud

50 days out. A tough day, with all the climb early through New Quay to Aberaeron, then flat along a mucky beach to finish.
Sunrise over Mwnt

Day 48/49 - Ceredigion - Cardigan to Cwmtydu

The trials of being back on the trail - everything hurt today. A tough but spectacular day from Cardigan to Cwmtydu, including a paddle and the Path of Doom!


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Coast17 Progress-Map-July

Where’s Ken


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