The 5th May 2012 saw the official launch of the Wales Coastal Path in Cardiff, appropriately on the sea front, a stone’s throw away from Cardiff Bay.
The project links together all the various Welsh coastal paths and brings them all to the same standard as one official route, with way marking and a website to enable backpackers or walkers of all ages and ability to enjoy the 870 miles of glorious scenery.
The path also links with Offa’s Dyke path, which runs along the border of Wales and England, making it 1027 miles. The only path in the world to circumnavigate a country.
This podcast features interviews with those involved in the project, the first runner to complete the route and the first official backpacker to undertake the path after the official launch.
Sue Rice – Access Programs Manager with the Countryside Council for Wales
Full information regarding the path, activities, areas, accommodation and so much more can be found on www.walescoastpath.gov.uk
Dave Quarrell – www.walkwales1027.com Walking in aid of Cancer Research Wales
Dave is using Viewranger as my outdoors GPS, running on my HTC Desire smartphone. Tracking is based on the Viewranger BuddyBeacon, linked to Social Hiking to integrate all my Twitter and photo posts and voila, you can see where he is at anytime during his trip!
Tegryn Jones – Chief Exec Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority
Arry Beresford Webb – www.dragonrun1027.co.uk
The blog of her run and experiences can be found at http://dragonrun1027.wordpress.com/
James Hitchings – Operational Manager for the YHA in Wales
Map and YHA accommodation details www.yha.org.uk/places-to-stay/wales
Music: Paul Rose