Karen after a day volunteering with the National Trust Rangers installing some new footpath steps at Lundy Bay.
As part of our Coastal Festival year celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Neptune Campaign, we’ve asked volunteers, staff and partners to share with us why the coast is so important to them. Here’s the first one from a Karen Barnard, one of our coastal volunteers who found the pull of the coast so strong she up sticks and moved her family here.
“The North Cornwall Coast has had a pull on me since I was a child and we came down here on holiday. Strangely, I don’t recall a particular stretch: it was always just the image in my mind of the craggy cliffs and the roar of the sea. It was such a strong pull that at 34 years old I moved down here on my own with two small sons and have built a very happy life here.