Long distance fundraiser coming to Essex!

A fundraiser who is walking around the coast of Great Britain is now in East Anglia and is hoping to cross into Essex in the next few weeks.

Beth Wickes started her epic journey in October 2018 at Tower Lifeboat Station in London and has been walking around the coast in a clockwise direction (plus taking a few inland detours) ever since. So far she has covered over 3,000 miles. She is aiming to raise £20,000 to help fund the work of Lowland Rescue (of which EssexSAR is part), Mountain Rescue, and the RNLI.

Essex will be one of the last stops on her journey, and (depending on how you measure it!) has either the longest or second longest coastline in Great Britain, so we think she’s saved the best until last. EssexSAR will be walking with her for some of it, and will be helping with accomodation, transport, and anything else we can.

Beth has her own website at through which you can follow her trek, offer practical assistance, and donate. We know she’d be very grateful for any support you can give.