Meet the photographer who walked the entire perimeter of Britain
- Credit: Archant
A Norfolk-born photographer has shared some breathtaking images of the region’s coastline after walking the perimeter of the country.
Professional photographer Quintin Lake, from Norwich, began his 7,000-mile journey on April 17, 2015, in the hope of learning more about our mysterious island nation.
Mr Lake started at St Paul’s Cathedral and followed the coast clockwise until finishing his journey on September 15, 2020, after going through seven pairs of shoes, tearing a tendon and taking almost 180,000 photos.
“I felt I got more than I wanted out of the trip,” He said. “I have such a wealth of material now and it’s been extraordinary.
“Each county is like a collection of clans and each one is so different.
You may also want to watch:
“It felt really meaningful coming back to Norfolk and the place where I was born.”
Mr Lake arrived at the border between Lincolnshire and Nelson’s county just before the UK went into national lockdown at the end of March.
- 1 Norfolk sees significant falls in Covid cases, figures show
- 2 'Rare' Norfolk vicarage goes up for sale for £1.1m
- 3 Jailed in Norfolk this week: a corrupt police officer and a domestic abuser
- 4 Man in 70s dies in A143 crash
- 5 Drunk man arrested after driving into water-filled dike
- 6 'There was a massive bang' - Fire outside Norwich coffee shop
- 7 Road remains closed after serious crash on A143
- 8 Search for woman, 64, missing from residential home
- 9 Six schools in Norwich area closed or partly shut due to Covid-19 cases
- 10 Man in 70s who died in crash identified after public help
“Everything became very quiet,” he said. “I stayed in a youth hostel in Wells and I was the only person there.
“I had a feeling of anxiety as I came through Sheringham and as things became a little more consuming I decided to go home and spend lockdown with my family.”
After returning home to Cheltenham for 17 weeks and walking around with a bag full of books to make sure he could return to his journey at full strength, Mr Lake came back to Sheringham on July 20.
“It was a lovely feeling going through north Norfolk, there was this incredible sense of sky, space and freedom. One of my first memories of the coast was Brancaster, so it was great to be back.
“I didn’t know King’s Lynn very well and was blown away by the checkered buildings. It was also amazing to see the seals at horsey and the thumb prints of the sea at Blakeney Point.”
See more of Quintin Lake’s photos and buy prints at theperimeter.uk