Off the Beaten Path

Running 630 miles along the longest marked path in the England

With IGO Adventures

With British Exploring Society


Alex Ledger


South West Coast Path, UK



Over the summer, from 10th June to 18th July, Alex Ledger MD of SkySchool and I ran the length South West Coast Path, England's longest National Trail.

We aim to complete the 630-mile route in just over a month, starting in Minehead, Somerset on 10th June and finishing in Poole Harbour, Dorset on the 18th of July. In doing so, we will ascend 35,000m or 4 times up and down Mt. Everest.

We will be supported by a couple of campervans packed full of paramotors and other adventure sports equipment, allowing us to stop off to take advantage of whatever the weather throws at us.

We raised £16,000 for three charities whilst embarking on a homegrown adventure. Firstly, the Brains Trust because George's friend is suffering from a brain tumour, SSAFA because we believe that the outdoors plays a key role in trauma recovery and The South West Coast Path who look after the path.

Everyone was invited to get involved for some socially distanced adventuring, whether that's to run, fly or just to say hi. The only request is a donation to the charities we are raising money for.

“Meet me there, where the sea meets the sky, lost but finally free.”

- Raynor Winn, author of The Salt Path

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