In August 2021, the Kayak 4 Heroes team will set off from Sennen Cove in Cornwall and will be taking on 1,400 kilometres of the United Kingdom’s most challenging waters before arriving at John O’ Groats in Scotland. Hoping to utilise the prevailing south-westerly winds at this time of year, the decision was made to tackle the challenge from South to North in order to maximise the team’s chance of success.
The route also features two inland sections covering approximately 400 kilometres of the total distance. The first of these two passageways will lead the team inland through the Bristol Channel before heading up the River Severn and canal networks of the West Midlands. The second section will pass through Scotland’s famous Caledonian Canal which passes through Loch Linnhe, Loch Lochy and Loch Ness (150 kilometres).