Frequently Asked Questions about the Wales Coast Path

Wales Coast Path Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the Wales Coast Path?

The Wales Coast Path is a 1,400km Long Distance Footpath. The longest continuous coastal path around a whole country, and the very first of it’s kind in the world!

Where is the Wales Coast Path?

The Wales Coast Path is in Wales, in the United Kingdom.

How long is the Wales Coast Path?

The path is 1,400km long – or if you want it in miles* – Conversion.

How long will it take me to walk the Wales Coast Path? 

Depends how fast you can walk!! If you’re walking 14km a day, you’ll take 100 days to walk it. You’d need to walk 47kms a day to complete it in a month. You’d need to run ultra distances of 100km a day to complete it in a fortnight! Run or walk a marathon a day and you’ll complete it in 33 1/3 days.

Which direction should we walk the Wales Coast Path?

We’ve described it North To South.

Where does the Wales Coast Path Start / End?

Depending on direction, it starts at the border near Chester and ends near Chepstow.

When did the Wales Coast Path Open?

May 5th, 2012.

Are there Distance Tables available?

Coming Soon….

What’s the fastest completion to date?

Any takers!

Can I cycle the Wales Coast Path?

Sections, yes. Not in its entirety.

Can I take my wheelchair on the Wales Coast Path?

Coming Soon….

Can I take my pram on the Wales Coast Path?

Coming Soon….

Can I take children on the Wales Coast Path?

Coming Soon….

Can I bring my dog?

Only if the dog wants to come. Seriously, yes – just follow common sense and ensure the dog is under control. Keep on a lead when notices demand as much of the coast path is along sheep country.

What should I wear to walk the Wales Coast Path?

Coming Soon….

Where can I stay along the Wales Coast Path?

Check out the Walk the Wales Coast Path directory, where we’re busy adding accommodation establishments.

(if you’re looking to be added to our business directory check out our Working with us page.)

Are there any circular walks on the Wales Coast Path?

Sure are! We’ll be looking to include a circular walks section in due course which will allow you to explore the coast and the wonders to be had inland. In the mean time you can find a selection of circular Wales Coast Path walks on our sister site Mud and Routes.

More Questions?

Please ask them at the free to use Walk the Wales Coast forum.

We’ve had so many requests via comments and email for advice, that we cannot respond to everybody and still get outside to produce all our lovely content! Asking on the forum means the advice is shared with everyone, as well as the opportunity for other experienced voices to chime in.

*Maps have been metric since the early 70s and it only makes sense to use metric when we refer to Ordnance Survey maps and navigation. Convert your units if you wish.