Sophie and Dave are about to become the first pair of stand up paddlers to paddle the length of mainland Britain from Land's End to John O'Groats.
The expedition is titled SUP It & Sea and the pair are trying to raise £24,000 for the RNLI, Wilderness Foundation and Frontline Children. They are almost at the finish line, so we will keep in contact with the pair to find out more about their trip.
“SUP It & Sea” have decided to take a 1600km route that combines both coastal and inland paddling – a mix of about 30% canals/rivers to 70% at sea.
Throughout the journey we want to highlight all the fantastic elements that the UK has to offer – pretty villages, beautiful rivers and coast, courageous everyday people.
The route is divided into four stages:-
- Land’s End (Cornwall) to the River Severn – 350km (approx. 2 weeks)
- Canals from Sharpness to Blackpool – 350km (approx. 2 weeks)
- Blackpool to Scotland – 200km (approx. 1 week)
- West Coast Scotland, Caledonian Canal and Inverness to John o’Groats – 700km (approx. 4 weeks)
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