A COUPLE walking the entire British coastline have reached Dorset as they near the end of their year walk. 

Antony and Sally Brown have reached Dorset in their 6,000 mile walk around the entire UK, which they started in May 2023. 

The couple has completed 229 marathons so far with roughly over 400 miles left and jokingly told Russ Cook, also known as the hardest geezer who just ran the length of Africa, to "move over".

Antony said: "It started in 2015 when we walked the entire coast of Cornwall and it had been a childhood ambition of mine from the age of 11. 

"We took two weeks to do it and thoroughly loved it and we both just said at the end, wouldn't it be nice to just keep on walking if we didn't have jobs and normal lives to go back to?" 

Leaving from Bude lifeboat station on May 15 2023, the couple hasn't returned home and has only taken a select few days off for their daughter's birthday and Christmas. 

Working clockwise, the couple has walked the entirety of the Welsh and Scottish coast while visiting RNLI stations. 

Antony said: "The best reception we've had out of all the stations was a place called Broughty Ferry near Dundee on New Year's Eve.

"The station manager said he wanted to make it memorable for us so he arranged for one of the crews, who was a bagpiper, to pipe us. It was a lovely touch."

Driving about in their trusty motorhome, Nancy, the couple have fundraised for both the RNLI and Parkrun. 

Alongside the walk, Antony has aimed to do a parkrun every Saturday.

He said: "Part of the plan was to try and be each Saturday near a parkrun. It's been a nice excuse for a park run tour because I do like different parks. 

"[Nancy] is our home now, these four walls have been more or less our home for the last year apart from the occasional night."

Both are excited get home and plan to finish in Bude on May 22.