Bear Grylls, Songs of Praise and the Wales Coast Path
Wales Cottage Holidays visitors may well be aware that last year Wales became the first country in the world to offer visitors a formal trail right around the coast. The Wales Coast Path offers 870 miles of glorious coastal walking and recently the BBC’s Songs of Praise celebrated the Path’s first anniversary when the programme was presented by adventurer Bear Grylls. Bear Grylls and family live part of the time on the island of St Tudwals’s west off the Lleyn Peninsula and he said that the special programme was a chance to celebrate the splendour of the stunning path.
The Path runs from Queensferry in north-east Wales, along to Bangor and across to Anglesey, where it follows the coast all the way around and then back to the mainland and round the Lleyn Peninsula. The route continues south towards picturesque Aberdyfi on the North Cambrian coast. It then follows the Dyfi estuary either side of Machynlleth and on to the university town of Aberystwyth and popular West Wales villages such as New Quay and Aberaeron. Heading south through Cardigan to stunning Pembrokeshire, it continues east along the Carmarthenshire coast and on to Swansea and Gower.