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Walking the Wales Coast Path

Llwybr Arfordir Cymru

A single guidebook to walking the whole Wales Coast Path - 1400km (870 miles) the length of Wales from Chester to Chepstow, including Anglesey, described in 57 stages. The route passes through the Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire National Parks and many AONBs and can be linked with the Offa's Dyke Path for a complete circuit of Wales.


In summer you'll get the best weather, and all services will be open. The route is feasible in spring and autumn but expect cooler and wetter weather, and some places will be closed. Not recommended in winter.


Chester, Llandudno, Bangor, Holyhead, Caernarfon, Pwllheli, Barmouth, Machynlleth, Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Fishguard, St David's, Pembroke, Tenby, Carmarthen, Swansea, Cardiff, Newport, Chepstow


Walkers need to be careful to cover comfortable distances, and not over-extend themselves. There are occasional rugged sections, sometimes featuring short steep ascents and descents, and some remote stretches with few facilities. It is necessary to be aware of the weather forecast, tides and the availability of accommodation and public transport.

Must See

The historic 'Iron Ring' castles; holiday resort towns including Llandudno, Barmouth and Tenby; wild cliffs, rocky coves, sandy beaches; parts of the Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire National Parks; numerous AONBs, Heritage Coasts and nature reserves; museums and visitor centres
27 Apr 2022
14 Jun 2024
17.20 x 11.60 x 2.00cm

A guidebook to walking the Wales Coast Path (Llwybr Arfordir Cymru) between Chester and Chepstow. Covering 1398km (869 miles), this long-distance trek passing through two national parks, Snowdonia (Eryri) and the Pembrokeshire Coast, takes around 2–3 months to hike.

The route is described from north to south in 57 stages between 16 and 30km (10–19 miles) in length. The stages are presented in 9 sections so the route can be easily broken down into shorter sections or day walks.

  • 1:100,000 maps included for each stage
  • GPX files available to download
  • Handy facilities table helps you plan your itinerary
  • Detailed information on public transport, refreshments and accommodation for each stage
  • Advice on planning and preparation

Table of Contents
Paddy Dillon Cicerone author DILLON

By Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer, with over 100 guidebooks to his name and contributions to 40 other titles. He has written for several outdoor magazines and other publications and has appeared on radio and television.Paddy uses a tablet computer to write as he walks. His descriptions are therefore precise, having been written at the very point at which the reader uses them.Paddy is an indefatigable long-distance walker who has walked all of Britain's National Trails and several European trails. He has also walked in Nepal, Tibet, Korea and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US.

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