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Enjoying the country Please note - A new body, Natural Resources Wales has taken over all functions and services previously carried out by Countryside Council for Wales. While the Natural Resources Wales website continues to be developed, some online services will continue to be provided on this web site.

Wales Coast Path

May 5 saw the opening of the 870 miles of the Wales Coast Path.

The path provides a continuous walking route around the whole of Wales – from the outskirts of Chester in the north to Chepstow in the south.

It is as near to the coast as legally and physically practicable, whilst fully taking into account the needs of health and safety, land management and conservation.

The Welsh Government’s commitment to delivering the Wales Coast Path has the following key objectives:

Talacre, Flintshire © Crown copyright (2011) Visit Wales

Llandudno © Crown copyright (2011) Visit Wales

Moelfre, Isle of Anglesey © Crown copyright (2011) Visit Wales

Aberdaron, Llŷn Peninsula, Gwynedd © Crown copyright (2011) Visit Wales

Mwnt, Ceredigion © Crown copyright (2011) Visit Wales

Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire © Crown copyright (2011) Visit Wales

Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire © Crown copyright (2011) Visit Wales

Three Cliffs Bay, Gower © Crown copyright (2011) Visit Wales

Glamorgan Heritage Coast © Crown copyright (2011) Visit Wales

Newport Wetlands © Crown copyright (2011) Visit Wales


1. To encourage and enable the public, both locals and visitors, to enjoy the coastline of Wales.

2. To encourage and enable more people to enjoy physical recreation at the coast, thus helping in efforts to become a fitter, healthier nation.

3. To make coastal access a 'flagship' tourism product, thus bringing economic benefit to coastal communities.

Delivery of the project is co-ordinated by the Countryside Council for Wales and delivered on the ground by the local authorities through which it passes. Funding is coming from the European Union, Welsh Government and local authorities.


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