The Wales Coast Path is an 870-mile route to/from Chepstow to/from Chester. There is an excellent website at www.walescoastpath.gov.uk
I have now completed the walk and solved my blister problems 😀
I have written about the experience in 4 blogs posts and will update this page later with more practical advice in the coming weeks.
The diversity of landscape and seascape is remarkable, but more than anything, the people I have met have been fantastic – it really is a friendly, life affirming path to walk.
Highlights so far:
- Wildlife – dolphins, porpoises, skylarks, gannets, kingfishers, harriers, kestrels and choughs and a dawn chorus that made sure I never slept in
- Long beach walks – up to 4-miles avoiding beached jellyfish
- Rugged coastal scenery, hard walking at times, but very rewarding
- A contrast between industrial Wales and unspoilt coastline, one minute a power station or steel works, the next glorious dunes and gently breaking waves
- So many people who walked with me and chatted
- Wild weather that makes you feel insignificant and exposed
- Huge static caravan parks – empty out of season
- Villages which are now blighted by second homes, look for the Masterkey boxes
- High tides meaning awkward inland routes to follow
- Blisters until that problem was solved!!!