The Welsh Coast Path, at 870 miles is the longest trail in Britain, tracing the coastline from Chester to Chepstow. This guidebook divides the entire coastal path into 9 geographical areas and 57 stages, ranging between 10 to 20 miles in length. However there is no need to stick rigidly to this schedule, as there are usually places where each stage can be broken early, or extended further.
Alongside detailed route descriptions and maps for each stage, the guidebook provides a range of practical information, whether you plan to walk the Wales Coast Path in full, in shorter sections, or as a series day-walks. Travel information, advice on accommodation and planning, as well as details on the history, wildlife and geology of the coast ensure that this is an ideal companion to uncovering the Welsh coast on foot.
Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer, with over 60 books to his name and contributions to 25 other books. He has walked in every county in the British Isles, and extensively across Europe. Paddy is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.
Map key Overview map Introduction Geology Brief history of Wales Scenery Wildlife Trees and flowers Nature reserves Transport to and from the route Transport along the route When to walk Accommodation Food and drink Money matters Communications Planning your schedule Time and tide wait for no man! What to pack Waymarking and access Maps of the route Emergencies Using this guide 1 North Wales Day 1 Chester to Flint Day 2 Flint to Prestatyn Day 3 Prestatyn to Colwyn Bay Day 4 Colwyn Bay to Conwy Day 5 Conwy to Bangor 2 Isle of Anglesey Day 6 Bangor to Glan-yr-afon Day 7 Glan-yr-afon to City Dulas Day 8 City Dulas to Cemaes Day 9 Cemaes to Llanfachraeth Day 10 Llanfachraeth to South Stack Day 11 South Stack to Fourmilebridge Day 12 Fourmilebridge to Aberffraw Day 13 Aberffraw to Dwyran Day 14 Dwyran to Menai Bridge 3 Ll?n Peninsula Day 15 Menai Bridge to Dinas Dinlle Day 16 Dinas Dinlle to Nefyn Day 17 Nefyn to Methlem Day 18 Methlem to Rhiw Day 19 Rhiw to Abersoch Day 20 Abersoch to Llanystumdwy Day 21 Llanystumdwy to Penrhyndeudraeth 4 Meirionnydd Day 22 Penrhyndeudraeth to Harlech Day 23 Harlech to Barmouth Day 24 Barmouth to Tywyn Day 25 Tywyn to Machynlleth 5 Ceredigion Day 26 Machynlleth to Borth Day 27 Borth to Llanrhystud Day 28 Llanrhystud to New Quay Day 29 New Quay to Aberporth Day 30 Aberporth to St Dogmaels 6 Pembrokeshire Day 31 St Dogmaels to Newpor Day 32 Newport to Goodwick Day 33 Goodwick to Abercastle Day 34 Abercastle to St Justinian Day 35 St Justinian to Newgale Day 36 Newgale to Martin's Haven Day 37 Martin's Haven to Sandy Haven Day 38 Sandy Haven to Pembroke Day 39 Pembroke to Freshwater West Day 40 Freshwater West to Freshwater East Day 41 Freshwater East to Saundersfoot 7 Carmarthenshire Day 42 Saundersfoot to Laugharne Day 43 Laugharne to Llansteffan Day 44 Llansteffan to Ferryside Day 45 Ferryside to Burry Port 8 The Gower Day 46 Burry Port to Pen-clawdd Day 47 Pen-clawdd to Rhossili Day 48 Rhossili to Penmaen Day 49 Penmaen to Swansea 9 South Wales Day 50 Swansea to Margam Day 51 Margam to Ogmore Day 52 Ogmore to Limpert Bay Day 53 Limpert Bay to Cadoxton Day 54 Cadoxton to Pengam Green Day 55 Pengam Green to Newport Day 56 Newport to Rogiet Day 57 Rogiet to Chepstow Appendices Appendix A Route summary table Appendix B Facilities along the route Appendix C Topographical glossary Appendix D Useful contacts