All Wales Path

The Wales Coast Path officially opened on 5 May 2012 providing an uninterrupted 870 miles of coastline for walkers to enjoy. This, combined with the Offa’s Dyke Path at 177 miles, makes the All Wales Path – a circumnavigation of Wales totalling 1,047 miles.

The path encompasses two National Parks (Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire National Parks), and many National Nature Reserves.

The Wales Coastal Path has been developed by the Welsh government in conjunction with the Countryside Council for Wales, 16 local authorities and the two national park authorities. It is accessible to walkers, with some sections being suitable for cyclists, families, pushchairs, people with restricted mobility and horse riders.

In 2007 the Welsh Assembly minister Jane Davidson outlined her idea for a 870-mile coastal path and just 3 years later, on July 1st 2010, the first completed section of the Wales Coastal Path was opened at Saint Trillo’s Chapel, Rhos on Sea.

As it happened this first section, a 27.6 mile (44.4 km) stretch from Gronant Dunes, east of Prestatyn in Denbighshire, to the West Shore of Llandudno in Conwy, was my home turf and this website was born.

The All Wales Path was then formed by joining up the North Wales Path, the Anglesey Coastal Path, the Llyn Coastal Path, the Ceredigion Coastal Path and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, and by the time of the official opening in 2012 the Lonely Planet had chosen the Wales Coastal Path as the “Top region on the planet to visit in 2012”.