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Terra Nova, Extremities & Christian Around Britain

Posted on February 7th, 2013
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Christian Nock set out from his home in Blackpool on 8th August 2012 and will return 6,500 miles later after walking the entire coastline of Great  Britain.

The trip is expected to take between 18 months and 2 years to complete and during that time, the ex-serviceman is raising funds for the charity ‘Help For Heroes’.

He may not be the first to walk around Britain, but he’s the first to do so sleeping rough and camping out every night, choosing to spend the night in church doorways and bus shelters rather than opt for the luxury of a bed. Determined not to cut any corners, there are no ferry short-cuts on this trip. Christian is walking around every estuary.

Christian left home with his army kit, including his army sleeping bag and poncho.  When Terra Nova heard about his trip, we supported him, and provided him with one of our 4 season lightweight sleeping bags, a Gore-tex bivi bag, a 1 person backpacking tent, plus Extremities gloves, hat and socks.

Walking around the coastline of Great Britain this winter has been an endurance feat in itself – with rain, flooding, mud and sludge, gale-force winds, snow and freezing cold conditions to contend with.

Christian’s original fundraising target was £10,000, but 6 months into his walk he is already over halfway there and thinking about setting his sights a bit higher.

If you want to help Christian, and the ‘Help for Heroes’ charity, please visit his website http://www.bmycharity.com/ChristianNock . You can also follow ‘Christian Around Britain‘ on Facebook where he is posting regular photographs and updates along his journey.

 

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