Welsh Valentine’s Day gives couples chance to explore Welsh
A notable date for Welsh couples is January
25, St Dwynwen’s Day or ‘Dydd Santes Dwynwen’ in Welsh, the day
that commemorates the patron saint of friendship and love. What
better way to enjoy some quality time with your loved one than to
enjoy a romantic walk along a part of the breathtaking Welsh
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The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path is a natural location for
celebrating St Dwynwen’s Day as it takes in her spiritual home: the
stunning Llanddwyn Island. Wrap up warm, grab a picnic as it is a
wonderful spot to explore.
If you fancy stretching your legs a bit more, why not try the
walk from Llyn Rhos Ddu to Aberffraw: at 13 miles it’s a bit of a
hike but worth it! The walk passes through a National Nature
Reserve, dunes, conifer forest and along huge expanses of beach and
takes in Llanddwyn Island.
The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path has been open since 2006 and
now takes its place as one of the Wales Coast Path gems. The Wales
Coast Path, which opens officially in its entirety on 5 May 2012,
will become the longest continual path covering the whole of a
country’s coastline – a World first. At over 870 miles long, the
Wales Coast Path when linked with Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail
creates a 1030 mile opportunity to walk the entire circuit of Wales
– but that’s just for the those who seek the ultimate
You don’t of course need to visit Anglesey for a romantic
celebration on the coast path this St Dwynwen’s Day. There are
other stretches of the Wales Coast Path that are now open and ready
to be explored in advance of the official opening on May 5th. Why
Llanfairfechan to Morfa Madryn (3
This circular walk takes you along the
Llanfairfechan promenade towards the Local Nature Reserve of Morfa
Madryn. This is a great spot to watch for oystercatchers, curlew
and other wildfowl and waders.
Porth Ysgaden to Porth Widlin (4.6 miles)
This section of the path winds its way through the coves of Porth
Ysgaden to Porth Colmon and on to the small cove at Porth Widlin.
The cliffs above are home to rare and interesting wildlife.
Llangrannog to Cwm Tydu (5.5
Arguably the most spectacular part of the
Ceredigion Coast Path, this section is Heritage Coast and includes
the iconic Ynys Lochtyn.
Deer Park to Marloes (3-4 miles)
Explore the Deer Park with its views across the Jack Sound to
Skomer Island and continue along this dramatic coast. A small
extension to this coast path walk will take you to the strikingly
beautiful Marloes beach.
Coygen to Delacourse (5 miles)
around the flatlands of the Ginst area and northwards to the
attractive town of Laugharne, with an option to add a 'loop' past
Dylan Thomas` Boathouse and his 'heron-priested shore'
Penmaen to Three Cliffs Bay (2.5 miles)
relatively easy walk with open stretches of sandy beaches and great
views of Three Cliffs Bay, a spot noted for its beauty. There are a
few rock scrambles if you wish to take them.
Glamorgan Heritage Coast (14 miles)
the Glamorgan Heritage Coast from Newton Burrows to Gileston. The
walk offers great views of spectacular and dramatic coastline
For more information please contact Rhiannon Jenkins Quadrant
email@example.com 02920 694888
NOTE: For further information on the Wales
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