Intrepid hiker stays at Morecambe art deco hotel during Guinness World Record bid for solo trek

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An intrepid hiker aiming to set a new Guinness World Record lands in Lancashire this week as Lindsey Bell and her LinziWalks challenge continues its progress into the north west.

Staying in St Anne’s on Sea and Morecambe courtesy of The Inn Collection Group at Offshore and the Midland Hotel respectively, Lindsey is raising funds for Mind and National Trails.

She is aiming to become the first solo female to complete the thru trek of the coast of mainland Britain and success will see Lindsey circumnavigate the 7,178.7 miles in just 306 days.

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With rest days taken off, Lindsey will undertake her challenge in an incredible 276 days, equating to covering a marathon distance per 24 hours, with ascents of Yr Wyddfa, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis providing an added “why not” factor.

Lindsey Bell stays at Morecambe's Midland hotel during Guinness World Record bid for solo trek.Lindsey Bell stays at Morecambe's Midland hotel during Guinness World Record bid for solo trek.
Lindsey Bell stays at Morecambe's Midland hotel during Guinness World Record bid for solo trek.

Beginning on March 1 from Greenwich Park, Lindsey’s epic thru-hike is already making its way around the Fylde coast, with a break at the recently re-opened Offshore in St Anne’s on Sea the first with The Inn Collection Group.

The art deco grandeur of Morecambe’s Midland Hotel will be the second and final stop with the group in the West before acquaintances are renewed in the autumn when the challenge enters The Inn Collection Group’s heartlands.

Aiming to raise £26,000 through her efforts, Lindsey hopes that setting a new world record will also help in the fight for support and respect for mental health and secure a sustainable future for every National Trail in the UK.

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“My love of the outdoors began the day I could walk but rocketed when Covid hit and hiking with nature has taught me, ‘I am only limited by the limits I place upon myself’.

Lindsey Bell is aiming to become the first solo female to complete the thru trek of the coast of mainland Britain.Lindsey Bell is aiming to become the first solo female to complete the thru trek of the coast of mainland Britain.
Lindsey Bell is aiming to become the first solo female to complete the thru trek of the coast of mainland Britain.

“The moment I discovered the outdoors life and its inspiring community I became part of something far greater than me and that is what inspired me to attempt this record.

“I aim to be the first solo woman thru hiker to complete the journey and if I can help one person smile a bigger smile by sharing my daily hiking experiences, encounters and learnings on this epic adventure then my purpose in life is being fulfilled.

“I’m eternally grateful to The Inn Collection Group and the wider hospitality sector who have gifted me multiple night stays to make this challenge possible and am looking forward to my stays with them at their beautiful inns.”

PR and communications manager for The Inn Collection Group, Andrew Robson said: “When Lindsey introduced her world record attempt we instantly thought as the home of the Walk Inn Breaks and with so many of our inns on her route, that we should look to support her challenge as much as possible.

“We’re delighted to have been able to offer her accommodation on the West and East coasts and look forward to helping Lindsey unwind and recharge at the end of some intense days throughout the challenge.”

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