This section of the website contains
information about permanent and temporary changes to the route of
the Wales Coast Path.
Location: Kenfig Burrows, Bridgend
The bridleway previously used for the temporary route across
Kenfig Burrows is flooded and extremely difficult to negotiate on
foot. Due to this, and with regard to the safety and convenience of
those using the route, a new temporary route (shown in green on the
map) has been way-marked further south, passing the Nature Reserve
It is hoped that the permanent route (show in
red on the map) will open soon.
Location: Between St Clears and Llansteffan,
Parts of the originally promoted section of the Wales Coast Path
between Trefenty and Llandilo-abercowin are unacceptably wet for
the majority of the time. To avoid this, the official line of the
WCP has been diverted to run along the lanes as shown on the
Location: Conwy Morfa, Conwy
The route used for the Wales Coast Path upon opening on 5 May
2012 was a very unsatisfactory one, away from the coast and
alongside the A55 dual carriageway. However, following the
installation of a foot/cycle bridge across the railway line, the
route now runs via small sand dunes and the mouth of the Conwy
River, with excellent views of the Great Orme and Puffin Island.
This route passes one of construction sites of the portable
'Mulberry' harbours, which were hauled by tugs across the English
Channel to Normandy and used for offloading equipment during the
D-Day landings of 1944.
Location: Pembrey Country Park, Carmarthenshire
(supplied by Carmarthenshire County Council)
Due to serious flooding the Wales Coast Path route through
Pembrey Country Park, Carmarthenshire, has been closed. An
alternative route is in place.
Location: Foryd, Kinmel Bay, Conwy
Dates: Until further notice
Due to ongoing works at Foryd Harbour, which are likely to
continue into 2013, the Wales Coast Path has been temporarily
closed at the Horton's Nose. The closure starts where the A548
Wellington Road meets Horton's Nose Lane and continues to the
viewing platform in the sand dunes.
There are two possible diversions on foot; the
first, along the existing North Wales Path route down Southlands
Road and through the kissing gate across the field and back to the
Alternatively, head down Southlands Road and
turn left onto Bryn Avenue. At the end of Bryn Avenue, turn right
onto Betws Avenue and continue through the Kimnel Dunes nature
reserve to rejoin the path.
Access to the viewing platform is still open.
Location: Morfa Mawddach to Fairbourne, Gwynedd
Dates: March to September 2013
The embankment footpath between Morfa Mawddach and Fairbourne is
closed for improvement work to the sea defences. The temporary
diversion shown on the map has been signposted on the ground.
Location: between Jersey Marine and Port Tennant (Neath
Port Talbot & Swansea)
April to October 2013
- Map (supplied
by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council)
There is a temporary path closure between Jersey Marine and Port
Tennant on the south coast to allow maintenance works on some
overhead lines. A temporary path will be in place until the works
are completed (which is likely to be by the end of October). Please
see attachments in the resource section below for further
information. Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, the City and
County of Swansea and the National Grid would like to apologise for
any inconvenience caused.