Wales Coast Path

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Statistics and Files
Start: Chester
Distance: 861 miles (1,385 km)
Grid Ref: SJ385655
Climbing: 27,000 metres
Walk time: N/A
Days: 50-80

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: Walk the Wales Coast Path/Llwybr Arfordir Cymru

Wales was the first country in the world with a continuous path around its entire coast. The Wales Coast Path (or Llwybr Arfordir Cymru, in Welsh) promises 870 miles of unbroken, often breathtakingly-beautiful, coastal walking around the entire Welsh coastline — making it very probably the best walk in Wales.

The path starts close to the walled city of Chester, in the north, before tracing every headland and inlet along the wild Welsh coast to arrive at Chepstow on the Severn estuary, in the south.

Since the Wales Coast Path‘s launch in 2012, quite a few hardy souls have walked, hiked, ridden or run the entire 870 miles non-stop. But most people tend to walk and savour this amazing coastal path in sections — bit by bit — in half day walks, day walks, on weekends and holidays.

Along the way you’ll experience the very best of Wales: stunning scenery, stirring history, Welsh culture, and wildlife in abundance.

If you tackle only one big walk in your life, make it this one.

Useful Links:
Wales Coast Path | Attractive, modern website for the Wales Coast Path. Interactive map, sections, highlights and stunning photo gallery.
Northern Eye Books | Inspiring, award-winning walking books, official guides and maps for the Wales Coast Path, South West Coast Path, UK National Parks and long-distance trails.

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