North Devon man set to kayak round the south of England for charity

PUBLISHED: 14:00 06 August 2014

Simon will be paddling solo covering upwards of 850 miles

Simon will be paddling solo covering upwards of 850 miles


A kayaker from Westward Ho! is preparing himself for a British adventure round the south of England in a trip that will see him visit Lands End, the Thames Estuary and the Kennet and Avon Canal.

Google maps highlights Simon's planned courseGoogle maps highlights Simon's planned course

Simon Luck 35, a senior instructor at the Skern Lodge Outdoor Actvity Centre, will be embarking on his solo, self-supported paddle on 15th August from Falmouth and is raising money for the Marine Conservation Society (MCS).

“I’ll be heading firstly around Lands End and then travelling up the coast to Bristol, where I’ll be saying goodbye to the ocean and going cross country on Kennet and Avon canal to Reading. Here I’ll join the Thames and paddle eastwards out of the Thames Estuary around onto the South Coast and back to my start point in Falmouth. The whole trip will take around about 30 days and cover upwards of 850 miles,” says Simon.

A charity that is very close to his heart, Simon supports MCS’s campaign for clean seas and beaches, sustainable fisheries, and protection of marine life.

MCS Community Events Fundraising Officer, Tori Williams, says: “We’re thrilled he’s chosen to raise funds for MCS. We’ll be keeping up to date with Simon’s adventure via our social media feeds.”

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