Liam, Zack and Brown training for the challenge

The Challenge

Start at Bude

Set off from Bude initially heading north to Crooklets to pay respects to Jays Aim at one of their special places, then south to Padstow. Approx. 30 miles

Leave Padstow along the camel trail to Wenford Bridge then onto St Breward on bikes then on foot to Brown Willy and return. Approx. 56miles

Leave Padstow heading south heading for Carbis Bay/ St Ives (layover). Approx. 40miles. Continue on next tide to Sennen Cove. Approx. 22 miles (the boat is recovered here)

Leave Sennen Cove on the costal footpath heading for Lands End and then onto Penzance, Porthleven, Lizard, Cadgwith, and finally Coverack. All on foot. Approx. 56 miles (boat put back in at Coverack)

Leave Coverack heading for Fowey (layover) Approx. 35 miles. Fowey to Plymouth. Approx. 30 miles

Bike to the Dartmoor Inn at Lydford, don the running trainers and proceed to High Willhays over the moors and then down to Meldon reservoir and get back on the bikes and return to Plymouth. Approx. 67 miles

Mid point at Plymouth

Leave Plymouth and head for Dartmouth (layover) approx. 43 miles. Dartmouth to Exmouth (layover) approx. 25 miles. Exmouth to Lyme Regis. Approx. 25 miles. (Boat recovered)

Leaving Lyme Regis on bikes heading north following the Devon border all the way up to Exmoor and to the highest peak Dunkery Beacon then descending down to Porlock although in Somerset! Approx. 67 miles. (Boat put back in water)Clovelly back to Bude. Approx. 17 miles.

Back to Bude

Porlock to Ilfracombe. Approx. 25 miles (possible layover) Ilfracombe to Clovelly. Approx. 23 miles (layover) the final leg,

Visual Route

A visual map of the challenge
Early hours of the morning training


On land 246 miles. At sea 315 miles. Total = 561

The route incorporates significant points of interest/ meaning to the crew and charities.

We are raising money for 2 charities, Cancer Research and Local charity Jays Aim. Money will be split 50/50 after expenses. We shall also be raising awareness for plastic in our ocean, which in turn should highlight, recycling, single use plastics, beach cleans etc.

Mat training in action
Mat training in action
Preparing the boat