A disabled sailor from Titchfield has completed his ambitious challenge of circumnavigating Britain by boat after four weeks at sea.

Arriving back at London's St Katherine’s Dock, Geoff Holt's 1,800-mile journey took in stops at 19 accessible ports nationwide.

His goal: to raise funds for the Wetwheels Foundation, a charity committed to making sea adventures accessible for disabled people.

Wetwheels with Geoff waving flagWetwheels with Geoff waving flag (Image: Supplied)The MBE recipient also aimed to inspire more disabled individuals to embrace water-based activities.

The quadriplegic seafarer said: "This year I marked 40 years in a wheelchair after being paralysed from the chest down.

"The sea has always been my salvation since my accident, and somewhere I can forget about my disability.

"That’s why I have spent my life sharing this passion and proving to other profoundly disabled people that barrier free boating is possible for them too.

"I’d like to thank all the incredible ports, people and places who helped us on this massive journey and urge all those interested to check out finishingthedream.co.uk page where you can find out more about our voyage and help support this incredible cause."

The ports included in the challenge were: St Katharine’s Dock in London; Dover; Portsmouth; Torbay; Falmouth; Dale; Holyhead; Belfast; Tobermory; Stornoway; Scrabster; Peterhead; Edinburgh; North Shields; Whitby; Lowestoft and then back to London.

The Wetwheels Foundation's activities extend to offering unique opportunities for individuals of all ages and with varying types of impairments to participate actively in boating on vessels custom-designed for wheelchair access.

Throughout his voyages, Holt was supported by a selection of guests, one of those being a family who regularly engages in Wetwheels experiences at their UK ports.

The funds raised will be allocated towards the construction of four new Wetwheels boats, each of which will bolster the foundation's capacity to provide life-enriching experiences for an additional 5,000 disabled persons per year.

Geoff was paralysed in a swimming accident in 1984 and has spent 40 years in a wheelchair.

In 2007 he became the first severely disabled person to sail single-handed around Great Britain, and in 2009 he was the first quadriplegic to sail across the Atlantic Ocean unassisted.

His life's work also sees him aiming to further expand the Wetwheels fleet.

Currently consisting of eight vessels, Holt hopes to add another four as a result of his challenge.