30 April 2012
Last updated at 17:19
Former assembly Environment Minister Jane Davidson is travelling around Wales' coastal path for Radio Wales's Country Focus programme. On Bangor Pier, she met Quentin Grimley, from the Countryside Council Wales, who has worked for the past five years on developing the 870-mile (1,400km) route.
On the Great Orme at Llandudno, Ms Davidson learnt about the area's history and geology, including the Bronze Age copper mines which are now a tourist attraction. Nick Jowett, of The Great Orme Ancient Mines explains what visitors can expect to see underground.
The coastal path aims to have wide access wherever possible. On the Little Orme, Conwy Access Forum and Conwy council members joined in the walk towards Angel Bay.
The 30 turbines of North Hoyle Wind Farm can be seen off the shore at Prestatyn, Denbighshire.
Prestatyn is where the Offa's Dyke trail, marked here with the statue Beginning and End, begins (or ends) as it crosses the new all-Wales coastal path. Ron Williams, of Ramblers Cymru, met Jane here.
The Duke of Lancaster, a former passenger ferry, has been beached on the banks of Flintshire's Dee Estuary since 1979. Ashley Gardner, of the Duke of Lancaster Appreciation Society, explains why the vessel is not an eyesore and should be preserved.
Flint Castle, on the Dee Estuary, is one of the locations where the official opening of the coastal path on 5 May will take place. This is only a section of the castle's ruins managed by Wales' heritage body, Cadw.
Jane Davidson finished her exploration of the path at Chester, on the Wales-England border. But, as the Welcome to Wales sign suggests, it can also be the beginning of a journey around Wales' coast.