5. Wales Coast Path

Ruth’s Coastal Walk: Wales Coast Path, October 2014 onwards
[Previous section Somerset and Severn Estuary]

South Wales

Stage Route Overview Miles Total
164 Chepstow to Mathern, to Severn Tunnel Junction River banks and inland diversions 11 1618
165 Severn Tunnel Junction to Goldcliff River bank 9 1627
166 Goldcliff to Newport Wetlands Mud and Nature Reserves 11.5 1638.5
167 Newport and to Peterstone Wentlooge City and riverbank 11 1649.5
168 Peterstone Wentlooge to Cardiff Bay River, rubbish tips and roads 10 1659.5
169 Cardiff Bay, to Barry Island Sculptures and seaside resorts 13 1672.5
170 Cardiff Bay to Llantwit Major Industry and coast 18.5 1691
171 Llantwit Major to Nash Point Cliffs and coves 7 1698
172 Nash Point to Ogmore Rocks and cliffs 7.5 1705.5
173 Ogmore to Porthcawl and Kenfig Dunes Estuary and sand 15.5 1721
174 Kenfig to Port Talbot Dunes and industry 14 1735
175 Port Talbot to Swansea Estuary and roads 8 1743
176 Swansea Bay Beach 8.5 1751.5
177 Mumbles to East Cliff and Oxwich Bay Cliffs and beaches 15 1766.5
178 Oxwich to Port-Eynon Quarries and cliffs 5.5 1772
179 Port-Eynon to Rhossili Rocky coast 10 1782
180 Rhossili beach and Whiteford Sands Beach and dunes 18 1800
181 Llanmadoc to Pen-clawdd Marshland 12 1812
182 Pen-clawdd via River Loughor to Llanelli Estuary and incident with a weasel 13.5 1825.5
183 Llanelli to Burry Port and Pembrey Parkland and railway line 13.5 1839
184 Pembrey to Kidwelly and Ferryside Beach, forest and roads 14 1853
185 Ferryside to Camarthan and Llangain Fields, tracks and mad dogs 14 1867
186 Llangain to Llansteffan Tracks and fields 6 1873
187 Llansteffan to St Clears Estuaries and cows 11 1884
188 St Clears, Laugharne, to Pendine Meadows, woods and poets 12 1896
189a Pendine to Amroth Cliffs and climbs cont

Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Stage Route Overview Miles Total
189b Amroth to Tenby Tunnels and woods 14.5 1910.5
190 Tenby to Manorbier Cliffs 9.5 1920
191 Manorbier to Stackpole Quay Beaches & views 11.5 1931.5
192 Stackpole Quay to Bosherston Cliffs & lily ponds 9 1940.5
193 Bosherston, Castlemartin to West Angle Bay Fields, beach and cliffs 14.5 1955
194 Angle to Pembroke Estuary 15 1970
195 Pembroke to Milford Haven Rivers and bridges 16 1986
196 Milford Haven to Dale Roads and wading 15 2001
197 Dale to Marloes Cliffs 13 2014
198 Marloes to Little Haven Rocky coves 12.5 2026.5
199 Little Haven to Newgale Rocks and beaches 8.5 2035
200 Newgale to St Davids Rocks and coves 11 2046
201 St Davids to Whitesands Bay Dramatic rocks and water 10 2056
202 St Davids Head to Porthgain Rocky scrambles 11 2067
203 Porthgain to Aber Mawr to Pwll Deri Rocks and ridges 12 2079
204 Pwll Deri to Fishguard Seals! 12 2091
205 Fishguard to Newport Winds and climbs 12 2103
206 Newport to Moylgrove Estuary to cliffs 10.5 2113.5
207 Moylgrove to Cardigan Cliffs and sands 11.5 2125

Cardigan Coast

Stage Route Overview Miles Total
208 Cardigan to Aberporth Diversions and climbs 14 2139
209 Aberporth to Llangrannog and to Cwmtydu Steep climbs and dolphins 11 2150
210 Cwmtydu, New Quay to Aberaeron High cliffs and coastal resorts 10 2160
211 Aberaeron to Llanrhystud Flatlands 8 2168

4 Responses to 5. Wales Coast Path

  1. chris says:

    Thank you very interesting. wanted to do this walk and then couldnt find the book it was meantioned in so you are a real lifesaver. sorry to hear about shingles. i myself have had a very small stroke. anything like this leaves you without the usual energy. i am pleased to find the details. i managed a 2 and a half mile walk so will build up to parkgate. keep up reporting as it does help others. many thanks Christine

    • Sorry to hear about your small stroke. Very wise to build up your walking distances slowly. Glad you found my blog posts helpful and hope you have some very enjoyable walks. 😊Best wishes, Ruth

  2. Nicholas (Nick) Metcalfe says:

    Ruth we love your blog and have been following you albeit slowly around the SWCP, then the Somerset Coast Path and now the Welsh Coast Path. Can you advise of any clockwise publications for the WCP? Everything I’ve looked at runs North to South (anticlockwise)

    • Hi Nick. How wonderful to have done the SWCP, and I know you will love Wales! The Wales Coast Path website claims it can be walked in either direction, but, like you, I found most descriptions were organised as if you were going anti-clockwise. I didn’t buy a route booklet, but I used the OS maps and the website. They do continue to make modifications to the path, so it’s best to check the maps on the website to get the most up-to-date information. Best wishes and happy walking!

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