Nick Bailey and friend Max Gearing will attempt the coast to coast ‘Wainwright’ walk, mapped out by British fell walker and guidebook author Alfred Wainwright in 1973.
The Tunbridge Wells duo will set off on August 7 when the adventurous pair aim to walk the popular route in just nine days as opposed to the usual 14 or 15 it normally takes.
The pair plan to walk from the Irish Sea at Bee’s Head through Northern England, 192 miles to the North Sea shoreline at Robin Hood’s Bay.
The walk passes through three different national parks including the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Alfred Wainwright published a book on his route in 1973, and encouraged others to devise their own long-distance walks.
Nick and Max’s GoFundMe for the walk aims to raise £2,000 for The Children’s Society, a UK-based charity which supports young people facing abuse, exploitation and neglect.
Those interested in donating should visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/coast-to-coast-childrens-society