New all Wales footpath to boost Tourism in Wales

Published: Tuesday 22nd Feb 2011

Written by: Gareth Mahoney

On Monday Environment Minister Jane Davidson was performing the opening  on the linking of the Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion coastal paths at St Dogmaels. This was a big step towards an all-Wales coastal footpath takes place with the opening of a new half mile route (0.8km) linking a 250-mile section (400km).The new path links Amroth east of Tenby, to Ynyslas, north of Aberystwyth. The assembly government has confirmed they would like to  establish an 850 mile path (1,367km) running around Wales by the Summer of 2012.Ceredigion council leader, Keith Evans, said the opening of Ceredigion Coast Path in 2008 put the area “firmly on the walking map”. Mrs Davidson said: “I am confident that the coast path will attract more visitors to this stunning coastline and in doing so will provide a real boost to the local economy.”

Mrs Davidson said: “We know that the Pembrokeshire (Holiday Cottages in Pembrokeshire) Coast National Trail brings in thousands of visitors every year and over £14m extra to the local economy.“We know that the new Ceredigion (Holiday Cottages in Ceredigion) coastal path is bringing in 67,000 visitors to the Ceredigion coast and what was missing was an off-road footpath that linked the two trails.“We’re trying to create a fantastic experience here in Wales that will really attract many, many foreign visitors as well as everybody in every home in Wales,” she told BBC Radio Wales.Best of Wales provide self catering accommodation throughout Wales. For the latest offers on Holiday Cottages visit

Gareth Mahoney



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