2016 is officially the Year of Adventure here in Wales! The landscape of this beautiful and rugged country is the perfect place to start your own adventure.
But where shall we start?
On the 870 mile / 1,400 km long Wales Coast Path of course!
This unique path hugs the entire Welsh coastline - it isn’t all about steep hills and stunning coastal views (although there’s quite a few of them along the way!). We’ve picked 5 of the best family adventure walks on the Wales Coast Path which are perfect for little (or big) adventurers amongst you! There’s plenty of art, history and legends along the way. Who says walking is boring?!
Click on the links to find out about your nearest walk:
• Holywell to Flint walk (North Wales and the Dee Estuary area)
This 8 mile linear walk begins in Holywell and will take you through Greenfield Valley Heritage Park with a fascinating industrial past and along the banks of the Dee Estuary ending with Flint Castle.
• Constitution Hill, Aberystwyth (Ceredigion area)
Take an adventurous 3.5 mile / 6km coast and woodland walk or take a leisurely ride up one of Britain’s longest funicular railway on this iconic hill in the university town of Aberystwyth.
• St Govan’s Chapel, Pembrokeshire (Pembrokeshire area)
Explore this tiny chapel nestled down in the rocky cliffs of South Pembrokeshire with the amazing coastal views. Challenge the legend of whether the number of steps to the chapel is never the same going down as it is going back up!
• Cardiff Bay trail, Cardiff Bay (South Wales Coast and Severn Estuary area)
The home of the Welsh Parliament, this five mile walk around Cardiff Bay is a family friendly walk soaking up the diverse history and culture of Wales’ capital city.
• Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve, Newport (South Wales Coast and Severn Estuary area)
With a four mile network of wheelchair friendly paths, this haven of wildlife will keep your little adventurers on their toes with looking out for the wild birds and animals that make this special place their home.
All these walks are on the Wales Coast Path – follow the waymarkers that bear our official dragon shell logo and you’re on your way to your own mini adventure!
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