Wales is set to become the only country in the world to have a path around its entire coast. The path will start in nearby Deeside and end in Chepstow, a distance of 870-miles. And while it won’t come through Wrexham, the pathway will join up with Offa’s Dyke at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct making a complete outline of the nation.
Sian Lloyd will officially open the pathway on 5th May in Flint, and there’ll be lots of events to mark the occasion on the way. Ramblers Cymru are holding a Big Welsh Coastal Walk made up of over 100 walks, to encourage walkers of all abilities to get out and try the routes for themselves.
The Welsh government conceived the idea back in 2007, with the aim of improving tourism and health. They invested £2m into the project but are confident that it will be a huge boost for Welsh tourism and the economy.
That’s great news for Wrexham as we’re only 6-miles from Offa’s Dyke. B&B and guesthouses, country pubs and restaurants will benefit from the extra holiday-makers and hikers, and the extra footfall will have a positive on our shops and tourist attractions. Think about it, our town’s perfectly placed and equipped to welcome the visitors to our beautiful country. There’s accommodation from self-catering cottages to 5-star hotels, restaurants serving cuisines from around the world, spectacular architecture and world-class attractions. And for those who come here specifically for the walking, they’ll experience not only the Aqueduct; they’ll also see the Llangollen railway, Plas Newydd House and Chirk Castle. Not to mention the stunning scenery.
So let’s celebrate Wales’ new coastal path. Wrexham can welcome walkers from all over the world, and show them what our wonderful town’s got to offer.