Wales Coast Path for Gower, Pembrokeshire, West Wales and Anglesey walkers
The one year old Wales Coast Path has attracted over 3 million visitors in 12 months – and that includes a good many Wales Holidays cottage visitors!
The Coast Path stretches 870 miles from the River Dee in North East Wales to Chepstow in the south and now a study commissioned by Natural Resources Wales estimates that there were 2.82 million visits to the path in the year to September 2013. The overwhelming majority of these (94%) were walking for leisure, with 38% of them using it as part of a longer holiday, and cyclists making up 4%. Bridgend near Cardiff & Swansea had the greatest number of visitors at 666,000 followed by Flintshire at 419,000.
The creation of the path has undoubtedly greatly boosted walking as an attraction to the coastal areas of Anglesey and the Lleyn Peninsula, the Cambrian coast from Harlech to Aberystwyth and, of course, Pembrokeshire & West Wales. Tourism experts say that the Coast Path is helping to put Wales on the map, not just for the walking but because it's so unique (we’re the only country to have one). It doesn’t matter about the weather – get your boots on get walking! A great way to improve your health and well being while enjoying some of the best of what Wales has to offer.