Coast Walkers, Runners & Cyclists UK & Ireland


Update 20th December 2020

Coastal Cyclists, Runners and Walkers added as I hear of them. I have met Quintin Lake, Karen Penny, Jonathan Camfield and Chris Lewis as they walked past Morecambe.

Let me know if you find other people, or if something needs amending. Will try to keep it going for a while.  @EnglandCoastal and @UKAround Twitter for Coastal Travellers

Chris Coates @ChrisJCoates


@TheCoastWalker Chris Howard

New *** Barney Lee. Walking coastline of Mainland Britain. Charity HNPP
New *** Leigh Corrie Feb 2020
New *** Met on 4th OCT 2019 Jonathan Camfield. Walking
New *** Lewis Stephens Cycling

New ***Terry Marsh-Dementia Coastal Walk UK June 6/7 2020


New ***Jen Crossingham @JenCrossingham Doing Coast In stages since 2013

New ***Chris Elliott. Has completed much of UK Coast

New ***April 2019 Mary Hickey. Cycling around Ireland for 2nd time,

New *** Gerry O’Boyle running around the Coast of Ireland in Stages

NEW *** Martin and Maureen Shipley Starting Robin Hoods Bay 14th Feb 2019 Charity for @thrombosisUK On Facebook not Twitter

NEW *** Jozef Jupiter Started June 2018 Walking around England Coast Path 2800 Miles. Started from Kent. Last walk 2 of 2 Deal to Dover. Not on Facebook or twitter

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On Facebook 12th Feb 2020

How OS Maps rescued stuck charity walker from knee-deep mud


Jonathan Camfield. Walking Clockwise but not sure if UK or Britain Mainland. Has been walking coast in stages for 5 years and has completed 45%. Not posting on social media. Walking for the enjoyment. Just randomly met him on Heysham Beach. Heading up to Levens in Cumbria on the 5th October 2019





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Lewis Stephens.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. Our goal is a life less miserable for you, your friends, your family and for all men.



Link to Just Giving for Alzheimer’s

Terry Marsh Facebook



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Mary Hickey at @RNLILapofTheMap

Donate Donations to RNLI

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Donations to Clifton Special School Donations

Facebook of Clifton Coast Run Facebook of Clifton Coast run whose aim is to run around Ireland

Blog of Clifton Coast Run

Facebook Facebook of Clifton Special School Bangor

Picture of Gerry in the centre with Rachel and Simon of Simon and Rachel who are finishing their Ireland Coast Run in March 2019 after doing 2600 miles for Ecologia Youth Trust




Jozef Jupiter

Going to do the 2800 miles England Coast Path. Has a website Coast Path England

Excellent blog with facts and quality photos.







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Kevin Moran

Kevin’s Walk 1000 miles in 2019

I am walking 1000 miles in 2019 to raise money for Parkinson’s UK because funds are needed to help in the search for a cure

Parkinson’s UK

We offer support and fund research to find a cure for Parkinson’s

Charity Registration No. 258197 and Scotland SC037554


Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I am walking 1,000 miles again in 2019 the walking boots are going back on… This will be my 4th year doing this challenge and I’m actually aiming to beat 1,243 as that was last year’s final total. Follow my progress this year at

I started this challenge originally in 2015 and walked 1,045 miles, which works out at roughly 20 miles every week, this might not sound like a massive target but it was the “EVERY week” which was hard. Just having the time to do it was a big  challenge, along with our lovely UK weather. My initial reasons for doing this were mainly health based, though I like walking it gets hard sometimes to motivate yourself to put your boots on after a busy day in the office when it’s pouring down outside, I was hoping that by having this target I wouldn’t let the exercise slip.

The challenge became harder when my hips deteriorated and I was diagnosed with severe arthritis in both hips,  I had to grit my teeth a bit to get the challenge over the line and trekking poles were a big help. But I completed the 1,000 miles on Sunday 1st November 2015 at Grimwith Reservoir in the Yorkshire Dales. I also lost 5 stones into the bargain.

I had 2 total hip replacements in 2016 one in January, and the other in September, so unfortunately I only managed 613 Miles that year, despite walking up Ingleborough 6 weeks after the first hip replacement.

In 2017 I was on my way back and managed 1,030 Miles in the year.

Then in 2018 I achieved 1,243 Miles over the year.

Unfortunately we lost mum to Parkinson’s in 2018 but I am continuing to try raise some money for Parkinson’s UK in her memory.

My mum was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2003, so I have seen first hand the effects this has on somebody’s life, the restrictions it places on their personal freedom, constant pain, tiredness and mobility issues. At the moment there is no cure for Parkinson’s which is a progressive illness, i.e the symptoms get worse over time.

Parkinson’s UK ( help by supporting people who have this debilitating condition & their families, as well as funding research in the search for a cure. I am hoping to raise as much as possible to help with this, with this aim I am going to leave the fundraising page up until the end of the year.

A massive thanks to all sponsors and everyone who has supported me so far, and to my wife Nicola and family for putting up with me vanishing off to the dales at every opportunity.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the Parkinson’s UK. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.




Facebook link Facebook






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Kate and family doing the Coast of Britain in stages. Last stage was at Pembroke, South Wales. ‘Walking in a Circle’

Great Blog Link to blog

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@Lynnewixonukcoastaltour Lynne has been walking around the Coast of England at intervals. She is looking for inspiration for her art.




Craig is attempting World Record for a Solo Circumnavigation of the UK Coast using A and B roads closest to the Coast.

Setting off May/June 2019

He is raising money for 2 Charities @SASCampaigns and DMRC Benevolent Fund @DMRC_benfund

Link to Virgin Money to Donate 😀Virgin Money Donation Link

Facebook ABSEA2019 Facebook

ON STRAVA Absea2019





Charles Compton has just completed his 6100 Mile walk 

He has raised £16,000

Instagram Instagram

Website of Charles Walk

Facebook Charles Facebook

Donations Donations to Mental Health Foundation


Ryan Anderton @recycle_urself

4802 miles in 42 days 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

Ryan recently finished cycling around the coast of Britain for @mindcharity

Newspaper article

Just Giving for donations to Mind Charity

Kenny Smith @KSUK50

Kenny is cycling around the UK in 50 days starting onJune 12th 2019

Just giving for Multiple Sclerosis

About the challenge and Multiple Sclerosis


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Go Fund me Charity Link Charity link Go Fund Me. Donations

Ecologia Youth Trust


Supporting disadvantaged youth in Scotland, Russia, Georgia, Uganda, Kenya & Myanmar. Our aim: to enable marginalised young people to realise their potential.

Here he goes again!

In March 2016, one of Ecologia’s locally-based supporters, Simon Clark, set off on an incredible journey to run 5,000+ miles around the coastline of mainland Britain in a bid to raise money for the work we do. 15 months later, he returned, having raised almost £26,000, well over twice his initial target!

Now, just over a year since his homecoming, he’s off again! Missing the freedom of the road and spurred on by the achievement of his first 5,000 miles, Simon will soon set off to add another 2,000 to his belt by running the coastline of Ireland. In the process, he’s hoping to raise even more money to support and empower the children and young people at our projects across the world.


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Lap of my Mind Facebook

Just completed Relay Race in December 2018 fo Mental Health Charities Mind and Calm

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Pan Celtic Race @PanCelticRace

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Website of Pan Celtic Race

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I am so excited about my next challenge.

In May 2019, I’m going to cycle 6700km around the coast of the UK in 2019. After breaking the Atlantic world record, you might expect I’d be out for another however my challenge here is not to be the fastest but to build a community of action around the problem of ocean plastics.

Over 3 months I’ll cycle the coast of the UK, joined on each of the 12 stages by volunteer riders from sponsor organisations. At the end of each day, we’ll meet with a local school and do a beach clean together. I am so excited to do a challenge where I am with people – especially since my recent Wadi Rum Ultra Team Like A Girl challenge. Read on for more ways to get involved…

Website with information

Kiko Facebook


Danny and Amy Maher

Walking every year since 2013 for Parkinsons UK

@GoingCoastalUK – Terry Pratchett fans😀

Going Coastal Just Giving

There is a website but it seems to have lapsed

They are on Instagram

Sam Doyle


Walking 7500 miles for PTSD Resolution but nothing posted since Post from West Coast Scotland May 2018

Just giving with details of walk

Blackpool newspaper article

Claire Joicey


Has walked 1500 miles but has had ‘severe injury’

Blog on WordPress

Ian West



Currently at St Mawes. Walking 7000 Miles around the coast of Britain for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Wonderful with all yourcontributions so farI am on £2,200 so many thanks to you all.What a great day today,Hail storm sunshine and rain, what contrasting weather. Beautiful place a place called St Mawes, it was cloudy didn’t see much at first . Then the weather broke it was fab

Link f.or Donations Donate to Guide Dogs for the Blind


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Chris Young @ChrisWalksUK

Has Walked 5,500 miles and is still walking. He started in April 2017 and is known for wearing his Kilt. He is promoting Borderline Personality Disorder awareness.

Currently in the Portmerion area of Wales

Newspaper article in which he mentions that he contracted Lyme Disease from Ticks at Cromarty, in Scotland

Chris Facebook

Donations Donations

Newspaper Article

Chris has written a book

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Anthony Ball

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On day 79 and is starting again April 2019

Website Website of Anthony

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Brian Burnie  (73) of  ‘Daft as a Brush Bluebell Bus’ is walking 7000 miles around the coastal path of Britain and Ireland. They are hoping to raise £4 Million to take the charity Nationsied and have raised £440,000 so far.

Started March 2018



Northern Echo Newspaper article Newspaper article

Website of Bluebell Bus Bluebell Bus

Facebook Facebook Link

Link for donations Virgin Money



Babs and Nancy

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Link to blog of Coastal Walk Blog of Babs and Nancy

Have walked 700 Miles so far

Recent Walk

Walk 62: Crackington Haven to Bude – 19th October 2018

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Bill Dockery and Joanna sometimes. The Scottish Vagabond

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They are hoping to walk the mainland coast of Great Britain in stages.

We have already walked just over one hundred and seventy stages or individual walks with a total mileage over two thousand, two hundred miles, including most recently finishing off the South West Coast Path.

Website of Bill and Joanna Blog of Bill and Joanna

Facebook of Bill and Joanna Facebook page

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Family walking the Coastal Path in Sections

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Coast of Britain Walk Total Distance Covered: 725.96 miles

Link to Blog on WordPress WordPress Blog

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Victory Walk 17-18 3825 Miles Walked

Jane Allen

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Link to Article Link to article

Link to another Article Link to Article 2

Link to Janes Website Janes Website

Link to Victory Walk on Facebook Link to Facebook

Jane Allens Fundraising Page Fundraising link

In 2017, the Naval Service celebrated the centenary of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS), formed in 1917, and recognised the vital contribution made by naval women over the last century.

To mark her close involvement with WRNS100, and her retirement from the Royal Naval Reserve, Commander Jane Allen decided to undertake a solo anti-clockwise charity walk around the coastline of mainland Britain. She estimates it will take over a year and cover approximately 5,500 miles.

Jane started from Admiral Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory, in Portsmouth on 21 October 2017, and plans to finish there in the first quarter of 2019 – hence the title Victory Walk.


Jim’s Coastal Path Walk around UK

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Facebook link for Jim Hawkins

I am a 70 years old gritty Yorkshireman from Hull. I am now more than 2,000 miles into my walk, but still have 3,000 to go. I have been held up by atrocious weather in Cornwall and had a two week break to have an early Christmas break visiting friends and loved ones. Today I resumed my walk from Lands End to Lamorna. I am now walking in an easterly direction towards the White Cliffs of Dover


Dan Tribe


Facebook Only Dan Tribe Facebook

#DanWalksTheCoast on twitter

Raising money of Mind Charity Go Fund Me link for Mind Charity

Currently in the Isle of Wight

Its International Mental health awareness day on October 10th and everybody is welcome to join me from Southwold pier!! I will be walking the entire coastline of the United Kingdom clockwise to raise awareness of mental health issues and money for the charity Mind. I personally have suffered with depression and anxiety for manys years and have found walking gives me great relief from my symptoms. Mind really can make a big difference to someone’s life so please support this great cause


Peter Mears

Not using @PetesCoastWalk Twitter now

Peter Mears, a 35-year old man from North-Yorkshire is walking the entire UK and Ireland Coastline in around 3 years, to raise funds for environmental charities – the RSPB, and Renewable World.

The Pale Blue Dot, Facebook with 4,500 followers

Donate via Virgin Money

Peter set off on Sunday, the 30th of April 2017 from Dunnet Head in Scotland – the northernmost point in mainland UK – and hasn’t stopped since. Peter is expecting the journey to be 3 years in total – due to walking as close to the sea as possible. Expected completion could be October 2020.

My name as many of you already know is Peter Mears and I am currently trekking approximately 14,000 ( could be as many as 21,000 no one really knows!😂) miles of the UK and Ireland coastline, whilst sleeping outdoors for the entire duration to raise Funds and awareness for 2 charities, the RSPB and Renewable World.

I am not smart enough to invent the magic technological breakthrough we likely require for a sustainable future nor am I able to focus intently on a subject so as to become a specialist in one of the equally important fields such as conservation or education… but it is my hope that I can still contribute to those efforts and perhaps even help them work together one day.

Article from Renewable World


Keiran Sandwell



Has raised £11,000 for British Heart Foundation and has the South Coast left to complete

Started 2/1/17 and has completed 4262 miles and is on Day 263. Has paused for a while due to health issues – read on for details on the website link

Website Website of Keiran


Just Giving British Heart Foundation




Shamus Westwood AKA ‘Gump Around the UK’

And the dogs



Facebook Shamus Facebook

Donations – Has raised £14,500 Donations for children with terminal cancergump


Wayne and his dog Koda



Veteran on  litterpicking Britain’s 8k+ miles of coastpaths/ beaches. Fundraising  & Litterhero Ambassador🚮

Has done over 2 years now.

Wayne Dixon Facebook

Wayne Dixon Just Giving for Mind and The Northern Inuit Society

Newspaper Article


Elizabeth Wickes




1 woman walking the coastline of Britain, raising money for the Association of Lowland Search & Rescue and the RNLI

Newspaper Article

Beth Website


Chris and Moose (Chris McQuillan)

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Charity walk around the coast of England, Scotland and Wales. 7,500 miles

Donations via Donations

Chris Moose Facebook

Newspaper article

Having a break due to Moose not well but starting again December 29th and is setting off from Gravesend to Essex


Christian Lewis @WalksUk

Link for Donation

Has raised £52,000 for SSAFA so far. Chris has acquired  dog called Jet along the way

Currently in the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland as at 20th Dec 2018

Chris Facebook

Newspaper Article


Quintin Lake

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Photographer walking around Coast and compiling a Photographic record of his journey

Walking 10,000 km around Britains Coast

Quintin Website and treasure trove of photos

Quintin Facebook

Currently North West Scotland 64% completed


Karen Penny

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Started January, 2019

A continuous walk circumnavigating the entire coastline of Britain and Ireland. Walking 20,000 miles to raise £100,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) I might be gone some time…..

Sky News interview 2019

Karens Just Giving Page

Karen Instagram

Karen Facebook

Karen Newspaper Article

Karen In Morecambe August 2019


Ruth Livingstone

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Has walked most of coast of Britain and has published a book on how to do it.

Ruth Website which is the ‘Mother Lode’ for Coastal Walkers

Ruth Facebook

Has many blogs and great photographs

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Alan Palin










Not on Twitter or Facebook

Alan is from Wellington in Somerset. He has a top blog with thousands of views due to his comprehensive descriptions of each walk and his photography. The details are also posted on Scottish Hills website – details below.

Alan started by walking the Pembrokshire Coast Path and then just kept on going. Alan started in 2001 and is walking in stages.

Website Walking the coast of Great Britain

Scottish Hills website where photographs are larger

4435 Miles and walk 247 as at 11th December 2018


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A couple walking the UK Coast, their pictures are in the twitter feed and have only posted a few times. Fairly sure they are going around Great Britain and have sent tweet for further information.

Near Cardigan at the moment. They post the daily route and pictures on Twitter. Walking anti-clockwise around Great Britain if my map reading is correct. #UKCoastalPath #UKCoastalWalk


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Andy Phillips is amazing. He has just finished his 29 year Coastal Walk which he has done in stages . He has posted 1000s of photos on his previous twitter and has changed his twitter so as not to interfere with Charlton Athletic tweets and has the # of #GoingAroundTheUKCoastAgain

Good luck Andy.


Frances Mills



Jogging and Running 4500 miles around the coast over 3 winters.

Great Website

Website of Franny

Facebook of Franny


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Laurence Carter



From June 2018 to June 2019, I’m walking 3,500 miles around England and Wales. My challenge is in aid of Cancer Research UK. I am walking in memory of my wife Melitta, who died in 2015 from cervical cancer.

We can eradicate cervical cancer in just one generation! And save the lives of 250,000 women (daughters, wives, mothers, sisters, partners, friends…) who die each year. How?


Donations to Cancer Research UK



James Wearmouth



Walking the British Coastline in stages. James started in 2013 and is doing the coast in sections in no particular order.

Next section at Peterhead March 2019

The idea of doing a walk around the coastline of Britain wasn’t an instant one. I didn’t decide one day to go the nearest beach and go “Right this is it. I will now walk the entire coastline of Britain just for the sh*ts and giggles!”. No, rather it has been an idea that has been developing over a number of years, possibly from every time I’ve visited the coast and taking a little walk along the beach. Living in the Teesside area (I know how unfortunate!) I have pretty easy access to the coast, living only about 6 or 7 miles from it as the crow flies. I have spent many a day on the Costa del Teesside visiting the local coastal towns of Redcar, Saltburn and Seaton Carew and also further afield at Whitby in North Yorkshire too.

Has walked 534 miles and was last at Aberdeen

James writes a popular blog which has many useful links and also a list of other coastal walkers.

Blog of James Wearmouth


Phil Edwards and dog Midge

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Walking 7000 miles around the coast of Great Britain

Cant find any twitter or Facebook accounts

Raising money for St Margarets Hospice

There is a blog people can subscribe to Blog of Phil and Midge

St Margarets

Just Giving link for donations


Jane & Jen


@JaneMor 47334854

No other information available

Blog on WordPress. Starting around the year 2000 Jane has done 59 Walks with her daughter Jen and the last one was October 2018 in Essex. A very meticulous photographic blog is completed after every walk.

Janes blog

Great start at the blog – maybe a book coming….

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@theseaside100 ‘Just getting on with things’

Not much information due to no blog or Facebook but says next walk is Beer (where he had a Beer) to Sidmouth


Heysham Shore with views of Grange over Sands at the far side of Morecambe Bay. From here it is 5 miles of Promenade walking to Hest Bank past Morecambe

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