Charlie Head – paddling around England and Wales by SUP

| November 20, 2016

Charlie Head SUP

On June 27 2016, Charlie Head departed from London with only his board, a tent and some emergency supplies in an attempt to stand up paddleboard (SUP) England and Wales. He completed the 1000km Land’s End to London leg of the journey in 2012 and is now ready to explore the the rest of our coastline.

The trip will take between three and four months to complete, dependent upon conditions. This is a new challenge for Charlie and will test his physical and mental endurance. He’s also ‘supping for his supper’. With only limited food supplies that he can carry on his board, and no cash, Charlie will rely on the generosity of his supporters and the public to pay for most of the meals that will fuel his continued journey.

Leaving the coast better than he found it

A huge part of Charlie’s journey around the England and Wales is aimed at raising awareness of the detrimental effect of plastics on the ocean environment. Charlie will undertake beach cleans at many of the stops on his way, inviting local communities to join in. To learn more about ocean plastics, check out Plastic Oceans (website no longer live)

Follow his progress

The best way to follow what Charlie is up to is through his Facebook page – give the page a like and share some encouragement on the comments.

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I enjoy exploring the UK’s wild spaces, rivers & seas, especially in & around London. I promote kayaking, canoeing & SUP opportunities across London at and I walk away from the beaten track at - Ian Tokelove