The Wales Coast Path

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The Wales Coast Path

The Wales Coast Path is an 870 mile (1,400 km) walking route that opened in 2012 and runs the whole length of the Welsh coastline from Chepstow in the south to Queensferry in the north. It has the honour of being the world’s first coastal path to cover an entire country.

The Wales Coast Path at Tenby
The Wales Coast Path at Tenby

The path covers the coastline of the following counties:

Pembrokeshire – 186 Miles (299 km)
Gwynedd – 171 Miles (275 km)
Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn) – 132 Miles (212 km)
Carmarthenshire – 68 Miles (109 km)
Ceredigion – 67 miles (108 km)
Swansea – 56 miles (90 km)
Vale of Glamorgan – 38 miles (61 km)
Conwy – 35 miles (56 km)
Flintshire – 27 miles (43 km)
Newport – 26 miles (42 km)
Neath Port Talbot – 16 miles (26 km)
Monmouthshire – 15 miles (24 km)
Bridgend – 12 miles (19 km)
Cardiff – 9 miles (14 km)
Denbighshire – 7 miles (11 km)
Powys – 5 miles (8 km)

The path also links with the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail which roughly follows the border with England. This creates a 1030 mile (1660 km) walking route around the edge of Wales (only missing out Flintshire and Wrexham).

The Wales Coast Path Along Cardigan Bay
The Wales Coast Path Along Cardigan Bay

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