One of seven Official Guides to the Wales Coast Path
New Edition – wholly rewalked and update 2018
Walking the North Wales Coast will surprise and delight. The coast has been justifiably popular with holidaymakers old and young since Victorian times. It is one of the most accessible stretches of the Wales Coast Path, and includes long stretches of flat promenade with plenty of seats, suitable for the less active visitor, including wheelchair users and young families with buggies. There is also excellent public transport along the whole route, with train stations at regular intervals and frequent bus services.
The Wales Coast Path begins at the Welsh border on the River Dee a couple of miles outside the historic City of Chester, then follows the river into the widening estuary, passing expanses of mudflats that are feeding grounds for thousands of wildfowl and waders. From the mouth of the estuary by Talacre lighthouse, the path leads along the beach and through the dunes at Gronant, then along promenades through a string of Victorian seaside resorts. The route then climbs the Little Orme, before following the sweeping promenade of elegant Llandudno to the magnificent Great Orme. Here the path follows Marine Drive, built as a Victorian carriage route, then continues along the coast to the Medieval walled town of Conwy. At Conwy there is a choice of routes to Llanfairechan: the more challenging upland route over the heather-clad moorland of Conwy Mountain, or a more gentle walk hugging the coast around Morfa Conwy and Penmaenmawr, with the mountains as a backdrop. From Llanfairfechan, the peaceful path stays close to the water’s edge with superb views across the Menai Strait, eventually following a disused railway line into Bangor.
This Official Guide splits the route into 8 convenient day sections, each of about 9-12 miles / 14-20 kilometres. It contains everything local and long-distance walkers need to enjoy the path.
What they say …
“These excellent guides lay the whole Wales Coast Path at your feet — mixing practical information with the history, heritage and wildlife you will meet as you walk.”
— Country Walking magazine
|Publisher||Northern Eye Books|
|Series||Northern Eye - Wales|
|Dimensions||120 x 190 x 21mm|
|Item weight||0.31 Kg|
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