Thursday, 5 July 2012

Celebration of the Wales Coast Path in Gwynedd

On Wednesday the 4th of July I attended the opening of the Gwynedd section of the Wales Coast Path that stretches from Machynlleth to Llanfairfechan - a stretch of 187 miles. There was a great lunch and a number of prominent people were there including Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas who said:

"It's great to see that the Llyn Coastal Path now extends around Wales, along with a link to the Offa's Dyke Path, meaning that it's possible to encircle the whole country by foot."

What struck me about the meeting was how the council officials and the farmers and the walking community were now singing from the same hymn sheet and jointly realise that the WCP is a new highway that could bring greater prosperity to the rural community AND provide a recreational resource to the local population. Good news!

Opera star Rhydian Roberts who is leading a sponsored walk for the Wales Air Ambulance.
The Moranedd Cafe on the seafront at Criccieth proved to be a good venue.
The distinctive logo of the Wales Coast Path. All the actual work on the ground was done by Gwynedd Council Countryside Services. Everyone working together.

1 comment:

  1. Great to know everyone's working together to make the most of our beautiful countryside.