A long-distance walker who had to abort her 20,000 mile coastal trek in Shetland due to the Covid-19 pandemic will re-start her journey next month.
Karen Penny, 54, is undertaking the marathon around the UK and Ireland to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK.
She had covered 6,405 miles from her home in the Gower, South Wales, since January 2019 before the pandemic forced her to return home in March.
Mrs Penny has not rested on her laurels while under lockdown back home.
She said: “As well as helping out with deliveries to vulnerable or shielding people in my community, I have put together a calendar with some of the beautiful images that I took on the 13 months of my journey so far, which I will shortly be putting on sale for Alzheimer’s Research UK.”
Karen had already walked the entire coast of the island of Ireland, the whole of the Welsh coastal path, and more than 20 Scottish islands, and starts again on August 10.
She has raised almost £62,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Ian Wilson of Alzheimer’s Research UK said: “We rely on public donations to fund our crucial research and it’s thanks to the commitment of people like Karen that we are able to increase the profile of dementia research and continue our important work.”