Wales Coast Path: Information and Advice

Southbound Start: Chester, North Dee Cyclepath Finish: Old Wye Bridge, Chepstow Distance: 870 miles (1,400km) Total ascent: 100,414ft (30,606m) North Wales Coast (78 miles)Anglesey (133 miles)Llyn Peninsula (123 miles)Meirionnydd Coast (57 miles)Ceredigion Coast (71 miles)Pembrokeshire Coast (175 miles)Carmarthenshire Coast (62 miles)Gower (64 miles)South Wales Coast (114 miles) What is the Trail Like? The Wales Coast … Continue reading Wales Coast Path: Information and Advice

South Wales: Barry – Chepstow

4th -7th February 2022 Image from the Hiiker app Day 66 Barry - Cardiff 12 miles/821 ft total ascent Saint Cadoc, the sixth century Abbot of Llancarfan, was a notable and highly respected man of God with an entourage of keenly pious men. Whilst these men might have shared the devotions of faith, some were … Continue reading South Wales: Barry – Chepstow

South Wales: Swansea – Barry

31st January - 3rd February 2022 Image from the Hiiker app Day 62 Swansea - Margam 16 miles/525 ft total ascent Swansea Bay was beautiful in the morning sun, with orange skies over the softly waving grasses sliding down to the sands. Wind turbines on the far horizon gently spun their turbines and, if you … Continue reading South Wales: Swansea – Barry

Gower: Landimore – Swansea

28th - 30th January 2022 Image from the Hiiker app Day 59 Landimore - Pitton 16 miles/1644 ft total ascent Whilst I don't believe that even summer could improve the coast path experience in Carmarthenshire, rain and fog definitely changed the vibe in Gower. The backdrop of the castle up on the hill was now … Continue reading Gower: Landimore – Swansea

Carmarthenshire Coast: Saundersfoot – Landimore

23rd - 27th January 2022 Image from the Hiiker app Day 54 Saundersfoot - Laugharne 14 miles/2366 ft total ascent Great, deep tunnels cut their way through the rock of the cliffs out of Saundersfoot, lit on the floor by small red lights. Walking through them, aiming towards the pinprick of light the other end, … Continue reading Carmarthenshire Coast: Saundersfoot – Landimore

Meirionnydd Coast: Porthmadog – Clarach

27th - 31st December 2021 Image from the Hiiker app Day 27 Porthmadog - Harlech 12 miles/2027959 ft total ascent I could see the dunes of Harlech sands as a rumpled clutch of hazy shadows across the Glaslyn estuary. This would be the estuary that began my hatred of the coast path estuaries. Where previously … Continue reading Meirionnydd Coast: Porthmadog – Clarach

Llyn Peninsula: Aberdaron – Porthmadog

22nd - 26th December 2021 Image from the Hiiker app Day 22 Aberdaron - Cilan 15 miles/2027 ft total ascent Each day would now gain another two minutes of daylight, It doesn't sound like a lot in isolation, but it meant that in a month's time, when I would inevitably still be on trail, I'd … Continue reading Llyn Peninsula: Aberdaron – Porthmadog

Llyn Peninsula: Y Felinheli – Aberdaron

17th - 21st December 2021 Image from the Hiiker app Day 17 Y Felinheli - Dinas Dinlle 11 miles/410 ft total ascent I had looked at today's route on the map last night and become concerned that it was ending somewhere relatively exposed with enough houses, caravans and minor roads to make wildcamping difficult. I … Continue reading Llyn Peninsula: Y Felinheli – Aberdaron

Anglesey: Church Bay – Y Felinheli

17th - 21st December 2021 Image from the Hiiker app Day 12 Church Bay - Holyhead 16 miles/941 ft total ascent I slept like I'd been poisoned and it was so nice to sleep hearing the sounds of the sea again rather than the howling of the wind. The Landlady made me up a brew … Continue reading Anglesey: Church Bay – Y Felinheli

Anglesey: Beaumaris – Church Bay

5th - 11th December 2021 Image from the Hiiker app Day 6 Beaumaris - Benllech 16 miles/1819 ft total ascent Grassy paths took me away from Beaumaris in the early light; the daunting slumber of the mountains across the strait a crooked, high silhouette. Where the sky was blue over there, but for the morning … Continue reading Anglesey: Beaumaris – Church Bay