AN Australian man who is relying on Google Maps to navigate around Britain is walking along the Cumbria coast today.

Josh Hicks, 25, is trekking from Barrow to Millom this afternoon in the latest part of his 6,000 mile journey.

The dairy farmer, originally from Mount Compass, near Adelaide, has taken on the challenge of walking the entire length of Britain's coastline to raise money for two cancer charities after his friend was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

Josh Hicks takes a snap of Piel Island. Mr Hicks, who has been in the UK for 12 months and working on a farm in Cornwall, said: "It's become a way of life.

"I don't know where I'll end up each day. I just keep looking at Google Maps.

"The first three or four weeks were a real eye-opener. I struggled through blisters and locking knees.

"I've got a mate who had testicular cancer and through that he is now wheelchair-bound so I asked him for a charity to support."

The challenge, which Mr Hicks is promoting on social media as 'She's A Fair Hike', was supposed to start from Land's End on June 1 but due to having itchy feet, he kicked off the tour a day early.

He is so far averaging around 27 miles a day.
The statue of Laurel and Hardy in Ulverston.

While in South Cumbria, Mr Hicks has made sure to see some local sights, including Roy's Ices at Bardsea and the Laurel and Hardy statue in Ulverston.

For this leg of the journey, Mr Hicks hasn't just been using his phone to navigate, instead getting help from the handy travel guide, The Cumbrian Coastal Way .

You can follow Mr Hicks' quest on Instagram and Facebook .

You can donate to his chosen charities, Children with Cancer UK and The Canteen Australia by clicking here and here .