Attempt To Circumnavigate Britain - The 'Wrong' Way Around

In a record year for the number of attempts to circumnavigate mainland Britain by kayak (and one in a tiny dinghy), these three guys stand out.

While everyone goes around clockwise around our island, this team is going anti-clockwise.

Good luck to Craig, Stuart and Lee.

Their website says they hope to be the first to do it in this direction and also the youngest.  My God, don't they look young...

Oh and they're going to take a shot at Marcus' current 80 day record.

Hence their website,

I'm delighted to say two of the lads (brothers) are from Newbiggin-by-the-Sea in Northumberland, where I grew up, and one is from North Seaton where my Grandad worked down the long-gone mine.

Their website is regularly updated with photos.  

They're Tweeting (well, Craig is) and they're on Facebook.  

They also have a tracker which shows them nearing Scotland's north coast where things will start to get a whole lot tougher.  

I'd love to paddle with the guys when they come near Ardnamuchan but we won't be here... that's another story.

Incidentally, if you want to listen to other people who have successfuly circumnavigated Britain there are Podcasts with Marcus Demuth, Nigel Dennis and Barry Shaw at

Huge thanks to Tom for letting me know of this attempt.

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