Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last updated 23 September 2020

The path is open

The entire path is open in line with Welsh Government guidance and regulations. 

Localised lockdown areas that affect the path

Due to recent increased in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and to control the spread of it here in Wales, localised lockdowns have been announced.

From 22 September 2020 6pm (GMT), the following authority areas on the Wales Coast Path are on local lockdown:
Newport City Council
Bridgend County Borough Council

Local lockdown restrictions are in place for those living in these authority areas. 

The Wales Coast Path in these areas is still open. However, please do not travel to or from these authority areas to walk the path. If you intend to visit from outside an affected area, please come back later when it is safe to do so and continue to follow Public Health Wales coronavirus latest information on keeping yourself and others safe.

We will update this page as and when necessary

Visiting the path safely

Please follow our guidance for a great time walking whilst keeping yourself and others safe.

Plan Ahead

Follow the Countryside Code whilst walking the path

Respect other people

  • consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors
  • park carefully so access to gateways and driveways are clear
  • leave gates and property as you find them
  • follow paths but give way to others where it's narrow

Protect the natural environment

  • leave no trace of your visit, take all your litter home
  • be careful with BBQs, and don’t light fires
  • keep dogs under effective control
  • dog poo - bag it and bin it, or take it with you

Enjoy the outdoors

  • plan ahead, check what facilities are open, be prepared
  • follow advice and local signs and obey social distancing measures

Download a summary of the Countryside Code to print