6000-mile Trek brings explorer to the Moray coastline

Amongst the thousands of visitors to the sun-kissed Lossiemouth beach this week was one back-packer with a difference.

Adam Short arrived on the Moray coast having set out from his home in Southampton back in March – not even halfway through a stunning 6600 trek around the UK coastline in a bid to raise £50,000 for the RNLI and Save the Children.

Mr Short, 41, took on the challenge having been inspired by his friend Johanne Peters, who undertook a similar trek through Spain two years ago.

“So far I’ve faced a lot of obstacles,” he said, adding: “Who know what the next stage of the journey will throw at me.”

The next stage is to hike up the Caithness coast to Dunnet Head where he will mark just one third of his journey that he estimates will take around eight months to complete.

When he finally arrives back home to the south of England Mr Short aims to produce a documentary film for showing at the Banff Mountain Film Festival next year.

More information on Mr Short’s efforts can be found online.

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