Wales Coast Path Launches
Full 870-mile route around the Welsh coastline goes live complete with handy web site.
The Wales Coast Path was officially launched on Saturday becoming the first official long distance trail to cover the coastline of an entire country the size of Wales, all 870 miles of it, with the occasion marked with a series of walks along the coast organised by Ramblers Cymru.
The path runs all the way from the outskirts of Chester in the north down to Chepstow in the south via some of the most stunning coastal scenery in the UK with highlights including Anglesey, Cardigan Bay, the stunning Gower Peninsular and Britain's only coastal National Park in Pembrokeshire. Not only that, the existence of the Offa's Dike path means it's now possible to walk around the whole of Wales covering 1030 miles in the process.
In development by the Welsh government since 2007, improvements to the path will continue into 2013 to make sure the route follows the coastline as closely as is safely practical and there are also plans to develop a series of circular walks along its length to link the coastal route with inland towns and villages.
The good news if you're a tad overwhelmed by the prospect of walking almost 900 miles, is that the new path has its own rather good web site which, along with a lot of handy background information plus an image gallery also has a bunch of suggested walks both long and short, complete with detailed instructions in pdf format.
You've got to love it when a plan comes together... Full details at www.walescoastpath.gov.uk.
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And my friend has just completed it, along with the Offa's Dyke, to be the first person to walk to entire perimeter of Wales.
Posted: 08/05/2012 at 13:13