Sunset, Achmelvich

Reflections on Walking the Coast of Britain - A Pseudo Interview

A humorous and philosophical pseudo interview with Ken Scott, reflecting on his 2017 attempt to walk around the coast of Britain.

Day 107 - Brighton to Shoreham-bySea

The finish line, drifting into Shoreham with friends and family under an apocalyptic orange sky
Gavin and Liam at Brighton Pier

Day 106 - Seaford to Brighton

A day of easy company with friends and a little luxuriating in Brighton. One half day to go.
Seven Sisters from Birling Gap

Day 105 - Normans Bay to Seaford

Eastbourne to Seaford over Beachy Head and Seven Sisters, among the finest coastal walking anywhere

Day 104 - Winchelsea Beach to Normans Bay

Cliff walking through Hastings Country Park followed by a long trudge along the prom through Hastings and Bexhill
Across the Denge Flats desert, Dungeness

Day 103 - New Romney to Winchelsea Beach

Finally back into Sussex, first, last and home county, via Rye and the desert of Dungeness
Sea wall Hythe to New Romne

Day 102 - Folkestone to New Romney

All along a concrete sea wall for several hours into a strong headwind and Dungeness doesn't look any closer
Dover Harbour

Day 101 - Sandwich to Folkestone

A simple but long haul from Sandwich to Folkestone via white cliffs and France, or was it America?
Beach huts near Skegness

Day 100 - Birchington to Sandwich

A convivial day of meeting friends and overnight hospitality in Ramsgate and Sandwich
Sunset at Plumpudding Island

Day 99 - Whitstable to Birchington

Back on foot through Whitstable and Herne Bay to the delightfully named Plum Pudding Island

Day 98 - Hoo to Whitstable

A final day of cycling in Kent, mixed with great people, towns both strange and picturesque, a new castle and lovely hospitality

Day 97 - East Tilbury to Hoo

Crossing the Thames by Tower Bridge, Coast17 returns to London and the southeast
Crabs from Leigh on Sea

Day 96 - Maldon to East Tilbury

A walk from Shoeburyness to Leigh on Sea makes up for wind-cancelled cycling and another out-of-season ferry
Carolyn and Caz

Day 95 - East Mersea to Maldon

Riding into strong headwinds to Maldon and meeting up with a special friend for the evening, a day of contrasts
Felixstowe container port

Day 94 - Minsmere to East Mersea

Loads of estuaries and loads of ferries but only one actually running and even then the Harwich ferry nearly didn't go
Beach huts near Skegness

Day 93 - Southwold to Minsmere

Rest, coffee with friends in Southwold, and a gentle stroll to Minsmere
Carolyn wondering why I have a bag of crisps on my left ear

Day 92 - Kessingland to Southwold

Wind, rain and sand-blasted into Southwold on our wedding anniversary
Horsey Mill

Day 91 - Cromer to Kessingland

Easy cycling from Cromer to Lowestoft and England's most easterly point
Walking the wide expanses of Holkham sands

Day 90 - Burnham Deepdale to East Runton

Feeling a little unwell for the first time on the journey through Wells to Cromer along the beautiful north Norfolk coast
Carolyn with a swimming pool sized gin and tonic

Day 89 - Boston to Burnham Deepdale

Time to catch up with Carolyn and make a leisurely transition into East Anglia and Norfolk
Beach huts near Skegness

Day 88 - Cleethorpes to Skegness

A first day of cycling across England's eastern flatlands