Wales Coast Path
The Wales Coast Path was opened in 2012; the world's first continuous path around an entire national coastline. The total distance, including the circuit of Anglesey, is 861 miles (1,386kms)
In 2017 Footpath Holidays will be offering two further stretches of the Wales Coast Path. The first stretch will be Gupton Burrows to Carmarthen from a base in Tenby and the second stretch will be Carmarthen to Oxwich using Carmarthen as the base. Taken together the two holidays will provide 137 miles (220kms) of excellent walking, but either section is a worthwhile walk in its own right.
The dates in early June should see the coastal flora at its very best, with carpets of pink thrift on the clifftops.
Wales Coast Path (Gupton Burrows to Carmarthen)
Total distance covered; 77 miles (124kms)
6 days walking, based in Tenby
This 67 mile (108km) section of the Wales Coast Path starts in on the western edge of the Castlemartin ranges and finishes at Carmarthen Castle above the River Towy. This first three days follow the Pembrokeshire Coast Path through the beautiful Pembrokeshire National Park (Britain's only coastal national park), whilst for the latter three stages the route is pushed inland on occasion by restricted access (military ranges and industrial complexes) or safe walking (tidal salt marshes) right beside the coast.
Highlights of the holiday include the Green Bridge of Wales (massive sea arch), the tranquil beauty of the Bosherston lillyponds and Barafundle Bay, the little café overlooking Stackpole Quay, the massive castles at Manobier, Laugharne, Llansteffan and Carmarthen, the colour-washed jumble of houses above the harbour at Tenby, and the view along the impressive seven mile sweep of Pendine Sands where Malcolm Campbell set his land speed record in 'Bluebird' in 1924 and pioneer aviators Amy Johnson and her husband took off for their crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in 1933.
Wales Coast Path (Carmarthen to Oxwich)
Total distance covered; 67 miles (108kms)
6 days walking, based at Carmarthen
This 70 mile (112km) section of the Wales Coast Path starts with a crossing of the River Towy at Carmarthen and finishes in the village of Oxwich on the Gower Peninsula. The first two stages are, again, pushed away from the coast by military ranges and marshland, but day four sees the crossing onto the Gower Peninsula, Britain’s first designated AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).
Day 1: Gupton Burrows to Freshwater East 13 mls (21kms)
Day 2: Freshwater East to Tenby 11 mls (18kms)
Day 3: Tenby to Pendine 12 mls (19kms)
Day 4: Pendine to St Cleers 11 mls (18kms)
Day 5: St Cleers to Llansteffan 10 mls (16kms)
Day 6: Llansteffan to Carmarthen 10 mls (16kms)
Day 1: Carmarthen to Llansaint 11 mls (18kms)
Day 2: Llansaint to Burry Port 12 mls (19kms)
Day 3: Burry Port to Loughor Bridge 10 mls (16kms)
Day 4: Loughor Bridge to Landimore 13 mls (21kms)
Day 5: Landimore to Rhossili 12 mls (19kms)
Day 6: Rhossili to Oxwich 12 mls (19kms)
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