*Updated* – Dates for my photography presentation “Coast17 – Walking the Coast of Britain”, starting with Steyning on 31st January
Author Archive for: scottk
About Ken Scott
This author has yet to write their bio.Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Ken Scott contributed a whooping 141 entries.
Entries by Ken Scott
Before setting out on my Coast17 walk, I set out my Principles of Adventure – who would enforce rules anyway? Least of all me, it seems. How did I do?
A huge thank you to Steve Smith and the crew of Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station for allowing me the privilege of being out on the Tamar class ALB with them for their regular training exercises last Wednesday night.
Make a diary date now for 31st January 2018, the premiere lecture for the Coast17 walk, Steyning, West Sussex
A humorous and philosophical pseudo interview with Ken Scott, reflecting on his 2017 attempt to walk around the coast of Britain.
At the conclusion of my Coast17 walk, I’d like to extend a warm and heartfelt thanks to everyone, friends old and new, and campsite proprietors who put me up overnight and often fed me out of their own generosity.
Summary Stats for Coast17 – a few interesting snippets from a first cut of looking at walking and weather data
The finish line, drifting into Shoreham with friends and family under an apocalyptic orange sky
A day of easy company with friends and a little luxuriating in Brighton. One half day to go.
Eastbourne to Seaford over Beachy Head and Seven Sisters, among the finest coastal walking anywhere
Cliff walking through Hastings Country Park followed by a long trudge along the prom through Hastings and Bexhill
Finally back into Sussex, first, last and home county, via Rye and the desert of Dungeness
All along a concrete sea wall for several hours into a strong headwind and Dungeness doesn’t look any closer
A simple but long haul from Sandwich to Folkestone via white cliffs and France, or was it America?
A convivial day of meeting friends and overnight hospitality in Ramsgate and Sandwich
Back on foot through Whitstable and Herne Bay to the delightfully named Plum Pudding Island
A final day of cycling in Kent, mixed with great people, towns both strange and picturesque, a new castle and lovely hospitality
Crossing the Thames by Tower Bridge, Coast17 returns to London and the southeast
A walk from Shoeburyness to Leigh on Sea makes up for wind-cancelled cycling and another out-of-season ferry
Riding into strong headwinds to Maldon and meeting up with a special friend for the evening, a day of contrasts
Loads of estuaries and loads of ferries but only one actually running and even then the Harwich ferry nearly didn’t go