In 2014, a self-proclaimed 'relatively normal 50-year-old, overweight desk-jockey', took on the monumental task of attempting a 5,000-mile walk around the coast of mainland Britain in the name of two worthy charities. Developed and adapted from his award-winning blog, this is a journal documenting the highs and lows of his 42-week hike around Britain with only the support of his friends, family, the odd stranger or two and a trusty second-hand motorhome as a roving base camp. Peter Hill, the man behind the whimsical idea, never viewed the trek as a voyage of personal discovery and instead takes the reader on a truthful blisters-and-all journey with friendly enthusiasm, gentle humour, numerous trials, a few grumbles, the odd rant and many, many ice-creams. With added extracts from a driver's diary and fully illustrated with a selection of spectacular photographs, this book is only readable with a smile.
An enthusiastic non-pro landscape and nature photographer. On the 19th February 2014 I set out from Southampton to try to walk 5,000 around the coast of mainland Britain. On the 6th December 2014, some 5,045 miles later, I arrived back in Southampton. Job done! On the 7th December 2014 normal service resumed. Now you can read the book and enjoy the photos too. For more info - please see my website. www.gbcoastwalk.com