The opening of the Wales Coast Path in May 2012 was a landmark event for walkers. The first path of its kind in the world to stretch around a country’s entire coastline, it offers an impressive 870 miles of walking to keep even the most ambitious hikers busy for days on end.
Stretching from Deeside in Flintshire to Chepstow in Monmouthshire, the path boasts a wealth of natural delights such as the Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks and the Isle of Anglesey and Gower Peninsula Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and many more besides including stretches of Heritage Coast and a number of National Nature Reserves.
One of the most notable features about the Wales Coast Path – and an unsurprising one considering its length – is the contrasts it offers with challenging cliff top sections and sedate estuary walking, flourishing fishing villages and bustling cities, industrial heritage and magnificent ancient buildings all wrapped up in this continuous path around the Welsh coast.
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We campaigned for the Wales Coast Path and helped launch it in May 2012 with a series of walks and events.
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