Wales Coast Path

On May 5th the world's first National Coastal Path will open - from Chepstow right round the shores of Wales to the outskirts of Chester. This week from Llanelli to Cardigan....

Last updated: 08 April 2012

Country Focus - Sunday 8th April at 0700; presented by Jane Davidson and repeated Monday 9th April at 0530

Back in 2007 when Jane Davidson was a Minister with the Welsh Government she came up with an idea for the Labour party's manifesto for the May elections that year. Five years on the world's first National Coastal Path will officially be opened on May 1st.... a continuous stretch of 870 miles from the outskirts of Chester right round the shores of Wales to Chepstow.

In a special series of a Coastal Country Focus Jane explores different sections of the coastal path and how it's been achieved.

This week the journey begins at the Millenium Coastal Park in Llanelli where they're "giving the coast back to the people" and Jane proves the coastal path is not just about walking and gets on her bike . She explores one of the hidden gems visitors can discover with the Dylan Thomas birthday walk at Laugharne. On to the ranges at Castlemartin where the Pembrokeshire Coast National Trail is celebrating 40 years.

We're spotting wildlife on the "Dolphin coast" at Strumble Head with Sea Trust and discuss how Pembrokeshire's beauty has inspired artists. But while walkers will spend much of their time looking out to sea the coastal path also offers opportunities to try all sorts of sports - Jane takes to a Kayak out of Cwm yr Eglwys to get a different perspective on the path and discovers the idea of Geovation to promote the path in your area.

Jane's Journey in pictures

Twitter: @ruralfocus; @JaneBryngwyn


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