Official Guide: South Wales Coast

|Official Guide: South Wales Coast

Official Guide: South Wales Coast

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Official Guide: Wales Coast Path: South Wales Coast

Swansea to Chepstow

by Dennis & Jan Kelsall

One of seven Official Guides to the Wales Coast Path

The 115 mile/185km long South Wales Coast section of the Wales Coast Path runs through unexpectedly varied and dramatic coastal scenery. Along the way are four National Nature Reserves and some 14 miles of designated Heritage Coast, while the deserted salt marshes and mudflats bordering the later stages of the route alongside the mouth of the River Severn are a bird-watchers’ paradise.

This Official Guide splits the route into nine achievable day sections, each of about 10-17 miles / 16-27 kilometres. It contains everything local and long-distance walkers need to enjoy the path.

Description

Official Guide: Wales Coast Path: South Wales Coast

One of seven Official Guides to the Wales Coast Path

The 115 mile/185km long South Wales Coast section of the Wales Coast Path runs through unexpectedly varied and dramatic coastal scenery. Highlights of the route include the historic coastal cities of Swansea and Cardiff, vast sand dune systems at Merthyr Mawr and Kenfig Burrows, the stunning limestone scenery and fossil-rich cliffs of the 14-mile long Glamorgan Heritage Coast, the Newport Wetlands RSPB reserve, the open Wentlooge Levels, and of course pretty Chepstow itself.

This Official Guide splits the route into nine achievable day sections, each of about 10-17 miles / 16-27 kilometres, starting and ending at accessible towns and villages that offer places to stay, eat and drink. This guide contains everything local and long-distance walkers need to enjoy the path and includes:

  • An overview of the South Wales Coast with dedicated history and wildlife sections
  • Nine day-walk sections with detailed route descriptions and full, enhanced Ordnance Survey mapping
  • Distance charts, section overviews, background information and interpretation of places of interest
  • Stunning professional photographs throughout
  • Information on accommodation, public transport, local information, weather, and tidal links.

Contents

  • Wales Coast Path: Discover the shape of a nation
  • Wales Coast Path: An 870-mile coastal adventure
  • The Best of the South Wales Coast
  • South Wales Coast: Part of the Wales Coast Path
  • Walking the South Wales Coast – map and distance chart
  • Day Sections
  • A brief history of the South Wales Coast
  • Wildlife one the South Wales Coast
  • The South Wales Coast Path
  • Day Section 1: Swansea (River Tawe) to Port Talbot
  • Aberavon
  • Cwm Afan
  • Day Section 2: Port Talbot to Porthcawl
  • Port Talbot steel industry
  • Kenfig National Nature Reserve
  • Day Section 3: Porthcawl to Ogmore
  • Day Section 4: Ogmore to Llantwit Major
  • Glamorgan Heritage Coast
  • Nash Point lighthouses
  • Day Section 5: Llantwit Major to Barry Island
  • Day Section 6: Barry Island to Cardiff Barrage
  • Barry Docks
  • Day Section 7: Cardiff Barrage to Newport (Transporter Bridge)
  • Cardiff Bay
  • Welsh coal
  • Day Section 8: Newport (Transporter Bridge) to Redwick
  • Newport Wetlands RSPB Reserve
  • Day Section 9: Redwick to Chepstow
  • Welsh Coastal Place Names
  • Visitor Information

What they say …

These excellent guides lay the whole Wales Coast Path at your feet — mixing practical information with the history, heritage and wildlife you will meet as you walk.

Country Walking magazine