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The South West Coastal Route – A Sponsored Walk (and camp!)

Posted 30th June, 2022

All round angler and guide Julian Chidgey is setting off on the adventure of his life and it’s all in aid of our charity.

Leaving Minehead on July 29th and carrying all required camping equipment Julian will be looking to walk the 630 mile South West Coast Path, unaided, eventually arriving in Poole, Dorset. His target is to complete this mammoth task in 30 days!

Julian is undertaking this task to support Second Chance, having switched tactics after raising money to save his dog, who will now accompany him for some of this. This is a brilliant initiative and I take my hat off to Julian for putting in such a mammoth effort. With inflation and the war in Ukraine, fund raising is not straightforward at the moment but of course the children’s needs and opportunities still need catering for just the same. So this is an opportune moment to help our young people in a very real and positive way

With only a few weeks before the start of his hike Julian said ‘I’m so excited by the adventure ahead, 630 miles, 4 times the elevation of Everest and all in 30 days is going to be a huge effort. Angling has played a huge part in my own life and I’m proud to be able to give something back. I started my planning and training late last year I’m over the moon to be able to help such a life changing organisation’.

Follow his adventure on his Facebook page or his Instagram account of the trip You can send cheques to him, made payable to The Second Chance Childrens Charity at his home, which is 4 Irvine Close, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6UJ. or you can donate directly to us and we will let him know what has come through, cheque, credit card, direct transfer, CAF voucher etc.


JULIAN CHIDGEY The Picture here was taken at Great Hangman, the highest point on the whole coast path, during training. The 36litre rucksack is the actual one he will be using and has to house everything he takes with him! This is an ‘unsupported’ walk… proper stuff!