Posted by: Sian Musgrave | May 6, 2012

Wales Coast Path is now open!

Its official – the path around Wales’ wonderful coastline is now open!

After several years hard work and negotiation, the Wales Coast path runs completely around the coastline for all to enjoy.

The Trust owns around 200 miles of coastline in Wales and 26 miles of that are on Gower. So we were celebrating at the launch yesterday at Cardiff.  Colleagues were also at the other two events in Aberystwyth and Flint, and by all accounts had a great time.

We took some sand from Rhossili beach and made a sandcastle, complete with Welsh flag, which went down well with the children.  Everyone loved our amazing magnetic ‘Gower in your pocket’ maps and we gave away almost 200!  We also promoted our series of walks leaflets which are all on the coast path, and there was lots of interest in the events we’re running this year.

The sun shone and the atmosphere was buzzing thanks to the events on the stage and the childrens tent with magician and storyteller.  It was great to listen to a male voice choir, steel band and local indie band whilst chatting to everyone.

The minister officially opened the path and then welcomed Arry who had just completed the whole thing, running 39 marathons in 39 days all around the coast of Wales to raise money for Velindre – amazing!

All in all, by the time we packed up and left after a really busy but fun day, we had very little left – except a collapsed sandcastle and a bucket and spade!

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  1. Excellent blog Sian!

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