Starting in January 2019, I will be embarking upon the adventure of a lifetime; a continuous walk circumnavigating the 19,000 miles of the British and Irish Coastline, and 20 of the largest islands. My journey will take about 3 and a half to 4 years. A feat never achieved by a woman, least of all by one on the wrong side of 50!
I set out from Southgate in the Gower, to walk the Welsh coastline heading to Fishguard and then crossing to Rosslare, Ireland. I intend to walk in a clockwise direction around Ireland finishing my Irish leg of the journey in the autumn of 2019.
From Rosslare, I will take a ferry back to Fishguard and then head North along the Welsh coastline and thereafter clockwise around mainland UK. En route I will walk at least 20 of the largest islands.
I live on the Gower peninsula in South Wales, and I am married with one son. After working for 3 decades in the legal profession, I am now retired. I work as a volunteer for many local causes: National Trust, working as a volunteer ranger to help safeguard the Gower Peninsula, I am a trustee of a local charity which has helped to raise nearly £40,000 to save our local library, and as a school governor at our local primary school where pupils will be engaging in a project to follow my four year trip.
In my spare time I am a keen Parkrun runner, member of Lliswerry Runners, Newport, and regularly help with productions for The Bishopston Amateur Dramatic Society.
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