Fundraiser arrives in Guernsey as part of her British Isles walking challenge

Karen Penny walking a strech of the British Isles coastal path
Karen Penny walking a stretch of the UK coastal path Credit: ITV Wales

A fundraiser from Wales has arrived in Guernsey to complete the Channel Islands section of her walk around the British Isles.

Karen Penny from Swansea started her walking challenge back in January 2019 and has now covered over 9400 miles of the British and Irish coastal path.

She hopes to reach the finish line on the Shetland Islands in the autumn.

Karen Penny looking at her map on the coastal path Credit: ITV Wales

The 55-year-old is completing the challenge following the loss of two close family members to Alzheimer's.

She has already raised more than £86,000 for Alzheimer's research to help find a cure for the disease.

The key dates on her walking schedule are:

  • Tuesday 6 July - Cobo via Chouet and Bordeaux to St Peter Port to catch the ferry to Alderney

  • Wednesday 7 July - Walk around Alderney and return to Guernsey

  • Thursday 8 July - St Peter Port via Jerbourg via Le Gouffre

  • Friday 9 July - Le Gouffre to Cobo via Pleinmont Guernsey

  • Sunday 11 July - Walk Herm

  • Tuesday 13 July - Walk Sark

  • Thursday 15 July - St Helier via Longbeach to St Catherine's

  • Friday 16 July - St Catherine's via White Rock and Piere De La Fatelle to Les Fontaines

  • Saturday 17 July - Les Fontaines Via Devil's Hole, Greve de Lecq, Grosnez to Le Braye

  • Sunday 18 July - Le Braye via Beauport, Noirmont, St Aubin to St Helier

  • Monday 19 July - Return to the mainland to continue the walk around the British Isles