The Wales Coast Path is the longest continuous coastal path around a country, winding its way through 870 miles of stunning coastal landscape from the outskirts of Chester in the north to Chepstow in the south east. The route will take walkers from the mouth of the River Dee, along the north Wales coast with its seaside towns, over the Menai Strait onto the Isle of Anglesey, from the Llyn Peninsula down the majestic sweep of Cardigan Bay, through Britain’s only coastal National Park in Pembrokeshire, along miles of golden sand, via Gower with its stunning scenery, along the waterfront of Cardiff Bay and Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, to the market town of Chepstow.
5th May 2012 will see the official launch of this monumental project and events will continue throughout the summer as communities take the opportunity to hold their own celebrations; listings will be available on a Wales Coast Path website to be launched in early 2012. Big Welsh Coastal Walks will be organised by Ramblers Cymru. These will be a series of led walks, suitable for all levels of fitness, along the Path in what is expected to be one of the largest mass participation events ever seen in Wales.The whole path will be accessible to walkers and, where practical, some sections will also be suitable for cyclists, families with pushchairs, people with restricted mobility and horse riders.
It’s tipped by Lonely Planet as one of the World’s top ten destinations for 2012 – www.lonelyplanet.com/europe/travel-tips-and-articles/76854.
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