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October 18, 2021

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Coasting through Wales

Six months ago, Lonely Planet released its list of the top 10 travel regions for 2012. At the top of the heap? Wales and its new 1400-kilometre-long Wales Coast Path (WCP) that starts north in Chester and continues south along the entire length of the country’s shoreline to Chepstow. Along the way, the five-year-in-the-making WCP links up with the already existing Offa’s Dyke Path making the walking and, at times, biking route that much longer at 1658 kilometres. It also (apparently) makes Wales “the only country in the world with a continuous coastal path.” When the entire path opens on May 5, the Countryside Council of Wales promises it’ll be “as near to the coast as legally and physically practicable,” which we’re interpreting as “this path isn’t for travellers with a fear of heights” and “the panoramic views will be stunning.” The WCP is divided into eight geographical regions many with lovely beaches, some with sweet, seaside fishing towns and others that offer glimpses of dolphins, seals and plenty of wading birds. For maps:

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