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Adventurer plans to walk entire coastline of Britain

Posted 24 January 2013
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Adventurer Tommy Brabham is seeking to raise funds for Sussex Air Ambulance service with a sponsored walk - but he is planning no ordinary trek.

The freelance graphic designer will be getting good use from his walking boots as he sets off on a 7,000 mile walk around the entire coastline of Britain, a distance Grough noted to be the equivalent of walking from London to Beijing.

He was quoted by the news provider as saying: "I am passionate about the great outdoors and although I am not expecting to break any records on the trip, I hope that through sharing my experiences I can inspire more people to get outdoors and appreciate our beautiful country, as well as raise as much money along the way for the Sussex Air Ambulance service."

The trek will start at Eastbourne pier on February 5th, where Mr Brabham hopes to be back at ten months later, having passed round points like the White Cliffs of Dover, John O'Groats, Cape Wrath, the Great Orme and Land's End along the way, as well as many tourist haunts.

Mr Brabham will be heading clockwise - starting off in an easterly direction - and as well as the British mainland, he will also walk around Anglesey.

The island, which is connected to the mainland by two bridges across the Menai Straits, was incorporated into the Welsh Coastal Path when it was established last May, the first such national path in the world.

Scotland does not have a coastal path, but England is in the process of getting one, with Natural England establishing the section around Weymouth Bay in time for last year's Olympics, when walkers could catch a view of the sailing events. Public consultations have been taking place over the proposed routes along many other stretches.

The most recent development came in the north-east in December, when final proposals were published for the improvement of coastal access for the section of the path covering the 55km between Hartlepool and Sunderland.ADNFCR-2803-ID-801527827-ADNFCR