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North Wales – Chester to Menai Bridge

North Wales – Chester to Menai Bridge

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North Wales – Chester to Menai Bridge

The Wales Coast Path officially starts somewhere in the middle of nowhere, on the England/Wales border but you need to set off from Chester in order to get there. So as far as we’re concerned, the start of this route is in the middle of historic Chester.

The North Wales section of the Wales Coast Path can be divided into six manageable sections as outlined below and is around 154km in length.

You could see this as an opportunity to get some really long walks in. A daily distance of 40km should be doable for a fit walker on this kind of terrain and you can cover the six sections in 4 days. If you’re planning on walking the Anglesey Coast Path straight afterwards, then this makes the perfect warm up!

These sections provide some really easy coastal walking – with it being mostly flat and with long sections tarmacked – and makes it suitable for all abilities to set off on a short out and back walk.

This first section from Chester to the Menai Straits is one that you may well choose to tackle in a different manner. It starts off along a cycle track, and most of the section as far as Colwyn Bay is ideal for cycling. We’d go as far as saying that it’s better that way! Another alternative, is to run this in sections, though you’d need to be running a fair old distance or be using it as your weekly longer run. This makes the North Wales stretch of the Coastal Path a truly multi-use route.


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