Ben Cook’s Unusual UK Round Trip

Ben Cook’s Unusual UK Round Trip
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What do you do after you’ve just walked the length of the UK from south to north? If you’re Ben Cook, you cycle back south with a bike, a pair of shorts and a helmet but nothing else — not even a pair of shoes. Cook, 25, planned to start a two-year, 12,000km walk across Africa when COVID-19 hit. So instead, he put the more exotic project on ice and decided to “reconnect with my homeland the best way I know how, by walking.” On June 21, he set off from Lands End, the most southern point of the UK, with his friend’s dog, Darcy, and started the 2,000km walk to John O’Groats, Scotland.   Cook and Darcy snaked their way up the UK, joining as many established footpaths as possible. “I can’t take credit for the route,” he admits,... .... Continue Reading at Explorers Web



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