10 Trails That Should Be on Every Bucket List - Page 3
3. The Wales Coast Path
Photo by erwlas
The Wales Coast Path, opened in May 2012, is the world's first coastal path to cover an entire country. For 870 miles, it follows the entire Welsh coastline from Chepstow in the southeast to near Queensferry in the north. Cobbled together from already-established paths, the Coast Path winds along the north Wales coast and its seaside towns, over the Menai Strait onto the Isle of Anglesey, from the Llŷn Peninsula and down the sweep of Cardigan Bay, along miles of sand and waterfront. The entire path is accessible to travel on foot. It even links up to the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail to make a 1030-mile continuous route. Wales is beautiful at any time of year, but the soggy Welsh weather means that summer (June to August) is the busiest time for visitors.
Suggested by reader Patti Beauchesne and nearby South West Coast Path suggested by reader Chris Curry.
For more info:
- Wales Coast Path website
- Arry Beresford-Webb, on running the Wales Coast Path and Dyke Path National Trail