SALTWATER BRITAIN

Expedition to Circumnavigate the UK

My Mission


Our seas are at crisis point and facing a number of unprecedented threats from ocean warming to plastic pollution. I’m on a mission to teach people about the incredible marine wildlife on their doorstep, highlight the challenges it faces, but most importantly, equip people with the skills and knowledge to become guardians of our seas.

Summary


As I follow the salt path around Britain, I'll go in search of the best marine wildlife experiences and showcase the treasure trove of life above and below the waves. Through my adventures, I will highlight the challenges our oceans and wildlife face, and celebrate the people dedicating their lives to protect it. Going a step further than most expeditions, I will work with established groups and projects to deliver citizen science along the way. Engaging with communities I will teach them a wealth of skills, from how to sample and identify microplastics to completing wildlife surveys above and below water. In doing so I hope to empower people with the skills and knowledge to take an active role in monitoring and protecting their local underwater patch.

 

Why AM i Completing It In Three Different Ways?


Our coasts are a diverse landscape. From saltmarshes to towering cliffs, the topography of our coastal areas changes dramatically from one place to the next. To showcase this, I wanted to do something that meant I could experience it in lots of different ways. This I believe will make it a much more exciting adventure to follow and one which will appeal to lots of different people. Oh! And it has never been completed this way before - so that's something new!

How Is MY Journey Different To Others?


Unlike others, mine isn't about achieving a world first (although it will be!) or getting to the finish line as quickly as possible. It's about completing a low impact adventure and connecting with as many communities across the UK as possible. My goal is not to say I've completed a huge challenge, but to say I've championed meaningful and proactive change for our oceans. This trip also isn't just for me. I want to share it and get as many people as possible joining me to explore our coastlines. In doing so I hope that the core messages from this trip will travel far and wide, making waves in communities all across Britain.

WhAT I HOPE TO ACHIEVE:

Deliver citizen science training to communities around the UK.

Raise over >£20,000 for the Marine Conservation Society.

Produce a Vlog series

and feature film.

Collect data on state of UK seas.

my route:

I will start my journey in Bristol where I will set off on foot to walk the Welsh coastline. Once I reach Chester I will swap my boots for my bike and continue my journey cycling up through NW England. I will cycle through Scotland before heading down the NE coast to Norfolk. Here I will start the final leg of my journey by sea, kayaking the southern coast of England back to Bristol.

WhAT I HOPE TO ACHIEVE:

Deliver citizen science training to communities around the UK.

Raise over >£20,000 for the Marine Conservation Society.

Produce a Vlog series

and feature film.

Collect data on state of UK seas.

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