Anybody with two legs can walk, can’t they? You just put one foot in front of the other.
Well, my first walk was far too long and I ended up crippled with blisters. But since then I have learnt a tremendous amount, and had a great deal of help from some wonderful fellow walkers. I now consider myself to be a fairly experienced middle-distance coastal walker.
And I am not alone. There are a whole group of us walking the coastline around mainland Britain. Some of us do it in one go, most of us do it in stages. Some of us walk in groups, most of us do it on our own. We keep in touch via our blogs, via Twitter, via Facebook.
You will find links to other coastal walkers in the right hand column of this blog.
[Please let me know if you are walking the coast and have a blog you would like linked here.]
The most useful web site I discovered is by David Cotton, who did the coastal walk – in one go – during 2002/2003. See his site for details. I don’t think I would have started my trek if I hadn’t visited his pages and been given the confidence that this walk was possible.
This page used to contain some elementary descriptions of my walking kit. (The comments below relate to these earlier discussions.) Now, with the wisdom gained from experience, I have revamped this section of my blog.