FKT: Danielle Blackie - South West Coast Path (United Kingdom) - 2021-05-02

Route variation
Whole route - one way
Gender category
Start date
Finish date
Total time
18d 14h 42m 42s

This is an application for the first female solo FKT of the South West Coast Path, anti-clockwise from Minehead, Somerset to South Haven Point in Poole, covering the 630 miles of the path. I was supported via a motorhome each day by Matthew Jaquest who supplied a checkpoint equivalent every 5-15 miles, depending on the terrain. It was good weather for the most part but with strong winds around the Lizard. It started raining in Sidmouth and hailing in Lyme Regis. It rained again on the penultimate day around Moonfleet on the way to Portland.

A large amount of mileage was covered in the first few days over high ascent and difficult terrain, the distances decreased as it became more arduous.

The daily real time updates of the event can be found on the fb page "South West Coastal Challenge-Running for the save me trust" and Instagram "South West Coastal Challenge".


I have attached a screen shot of the Falmouth section, it won't generate a sharing link like all of the other files but is available via my login on suunto if required. I am waiting on the full gpx file from Geotracks and will send that across once I have received it.

Day 1 - Minehead-Croyde 55.79 miles

Day 2 - Croyde-Hartland Quay 55.59 miles

Day 3 - Hartland Quay-Boscastle 33.53 miles

Day 4 - Boscastle-Padstow 33.61 miles

Day 5 - Padstow-Porthtowan 38.17 miles

Day 6 -Pothtowan-Zennor 29.89 miles

Day 7 - Zennor-Porthcurno 24.06 miles

Day 8 - Porthcurno-Porthleven 26.38 miles

Day 9 - Portleven - Coverack 26.52 miles

Day 10 - Coverack-Portscatho 27.28 miles

Day 11 - Porthscatho-Porthpean 26.32 miles

Day 12 - Porthpean-Seaton 29.93 miles

Day 13 - Seaton- Wembury 32.63 miles

Day 14 - Wembury-Salcombe 32.55 miles

Day 15- Salcombe- Brixham 32.98 miles

Day 16 - Brixham-Exmouth 34.69 miles

Day 17-Exmouth-Charmouth 30.28 miles

Day 18 - Charmouth-Portland 40.08 miles

Day 19 (14hours and 42 minutes) -Portland-South Haven Point 43.70 miles

Total Mileage: 663.98 miles