The presenter of Coast, Nicholas Crane was born on 6 May, 1954 in Hastings, East Sussex and grew up in Norfolk. He studied geography at university and has always had an interest in exploring the world around us. He has embarked on many walks and expeditions over the course of his life, including locating the pole of inaccessibility for Eurasia land mass, which was the subject of the book Journey to the Centre of the Earth. He also won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award for Clear Waters Rising; an account of his 10,000km hike from Cape Finistere to Istanbul in 1997.
Nicholas has been married to Annabel Huxley since 1991 and now lives in North London with her and her three children. A journalist, cartographer and geographer, he has written several travel books and also contributed to the Telegraph, Sunday Times and Guardian.