LONG distance walker, Beth Wilkes, called into the RNLI lifeboat station earlier this week during her marathon journey around the UK coastline.

Beth, from the West Midlands, started her trek at Tower Lifeboat Station on the River Thames on October 3 last year.

She plans to visit all the RNLI premises during the year while raising money for the charity and Association of Lowland Search and Rescue charities.

Beth aims to ten miles a day, staying with supporters along the way, and she has already managed to trek 500 miles of her 6,000-mile target.

She walked from Charmouth to Seaton and stopped off at the lifeboat station before carrying on her journey through the Undercliffs to Seaton.

She was welcomed in Lyme Regis by Nick Marks, lifeboat operations manager, who said: “I never cease to be amazed by the efforts of people supporting the RNLI in our efforts to save lives at sea.

“I was Beth every success in her mammoth undertaking.”

Keep up-to-date with Beth’s progress by following her on twitter, @BethFootForward