As well as raising the funds for the Trust Sophie connected daily online with hundreds of people through social media, raising awareness of environmental issues and the importance of the work Cornwall Wildlife Trust does to protect Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places.
My Wild Life aims to raise the public’s awareness of the importance of their natural environment, and features local people talking about what nature means to them. The campaign was initially launched nationally by Sir David Attenborough and over the last few years in Cornwall has seen many local personalities share their wild lives and what connecting with nature means to them.
Sophie Pavelle returned to West Pentire Head, owned by the National Trust and a memorable part of her 300-mile route, for her photo shoot for the campaign with Cornish photographer Jack Johns at the start of July.
She made the solo trek, christened “Sophie’s Wild Cornwall” when she was a 22-year-old student studying towards an MSc in Science Communication with a passion for adventure in the outdoors and a love of wildlife.