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  • Official Guide: Wales Coast Path: North Wales Coast Official Guide: Wales Coast Path: North Wales Coast

    Official Guide: Wales Coast Path: North Wales Coast

    Chester to Bangor

    by Lorna Jenner One of seven Official Guides to the Wales Coast Path The 80 mile/125km long North Wales Coast section of the Wales Coast Path between Chester and Bangor runs alongside the broad Dee Estuary and traditional seaside towns past Conwy Castle, the Great Orme, Penmaenmawr and Conwy Mountain to the university town of Bangor on the Menai Strait. This Official Guide splits the route into 8 convenient day sections, each of about 9-12 miles / 14-20 kilometres. It contains everything local and long-distance walkers need to enjoy the path.
  • Official Guide: Walking the Isle of Anglesey Wales Coastal Path Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path Official Guide

    Official Guide: Isle of Anglesey/ Ynys Mon Coastal Path

    Clockwise circuit of Anglesey from Holyhead

    by Carl Rogers The 125 mile/200km long Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path passes through some of the grandest coastal scenery in Wales — wide sandy bays and estuaries, intimate coves, dramatic cliffs and rocky islets, sand dunes and forests—much of it designated ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This Official Guide has been designed to provide all the information needed to plan and walk the coastal path and includes: Information on accommodation, public transport, seasonal closures and tidal restrictions Twelve day-walk chapter sections with detailed route descriptions and full Ordnance Survey mapping Fascinating notes on points of interest
  • Official Guide: Wales Coast Path: Llyn Peninsula Official Guide: Wales Coast Path: Llyn Peninsula

    Official Guide: Wales Coast Path: Llyn Peninsula

    Bangor to Porthmadog

    by Carl Rogers and Tony Bowerman One of seven Official Guides to the Wales Coast Path This Official Guide to the Llŷn Peninsula section of the Wales Coast Path contains everything local and long-distance walkers need. The Llŷn offers some of the finest coastal walking in North Wales. Its distinctive landscape is characterised by traditional farms, compact villages and volcanic hills encircled by the ever-present sea. Along the way, you'll pass Iron Age hillforts, pilgrims' churches, medieval castles, a hidden valley, a pub on the beach, tiny coves, sandy bays and Bardsey island balanced at the tip of this ancient 'Land's End of Wales'. Keep an eye out, too, for seabirds, wild goats, choughs, seals, dolphins, wildflowers and butterflies. The Llŷn coast path really is a walkers' paradise.
  • Official Guide: Wales Coast Path: Snowdonia & Ceredigion Coast Official Guide to the Snowdonia & Ceredigion Coast

    Official Guide: Wales Coast Path: Snowdonia & Ceredigion Coast

    Porthmadog to Cardigan

    by Vivienne Crow One of seven Official Guides to the Wales Coast Path The Snowdonia & Ceredigion Coast section of the Wales Coast Path runs for 132 miles / 213 kilometres between Porthmadog in Gwynedd in the north and the town of Cardigan close to the Pembrokeshire border in the south. This guide splits the route into 11 convenient day sections, each of about 6-18 miles / 10-29 kilometres. Day Sections six and seven also provide route descriptions for the complete Ceredigion Coast Path (which, for a few kilometres north of Borth, doesn’t coincide with the Wales Coast Path.) This Official Guide to the Snowdonia & Ceredigion Coast section of the Wales Coast Path contains everything local and long-distance walkers need. COMING SOON
  • Official Guide: Wales Coast Path: Pembrokeshire Official Guide: Wales Coast Path: Pembrokeshire

    Official Guide: Wales Coast Path: Pembrokeshire

    Cardigan to Amroth

    by Vivienne Crow One of seven Official Guides to the Wales Coast Path The 186 mile/300km long Pembrokeshire section of the Wales Coast Path runs through some of Wales’ most varied and dramatic coastal scenery — high, rugged cliffs and long sandy bays, Pembroke Castle, St David’s cathedral and St Govan’s remote cliff-wrapped chapel, with several large offshore islands. Pembrokeshire is also Britain’s only coastal National Park. This Official Guide splits the route into 14 convenient day sections, each of about 10-17 miles / 16-27 kilometres. It contains everything local and long-distance walkers need to enjoy the path.
  • Wales Coast Path: Official Guide Carmarthen Bay and Gower

    Official Guide: Wales Coast Path: Carmarthen Bay & Gower

    Amroth to Swansea

    By Harri Garrod Roberts One of seven Official Guides to the Wales Coast Path The Carmarthen Bay and Gower section of the Wales Coast Path runs for 120 miles/193 kilometres between Amroth, on the eastern edge of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, to Swansea, on the landward side of the Gower Peninsula. This Official Guide splits the route into 12 convenient day sections, each of about 10-17 miles / 16-27 kilometres. It contains everything local and long-distance walkers need to enjoy the path.
  • Official Guide: Wales Coast Path: South Wales Coast Official Guide: Wales Coast Path: South Wales Coast

    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.
  • Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: North Wales Coast Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: North Wales Coast

    Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: North Wales Coast

    Circular walks along the Wales Coast Path

    by Tony Bowerman This handy little guide book gives you the ten very best short circular walks along the North Wales Coast section of the Wales Coast Path The North Wales Coast stretches for some 80 miles/125 kilometres from the Welsh border close to the walled city of Chester, to ancient Bangor on the Menai Strait. It takes in the northern mountains of the Snowdonia National Park, and runs through four Welsh counties: Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy and Gwynedd. For a while, the coast traces the broad, wildlife-rich Dee Estuary before heading past a string of traditional seaside towns, to Llandudno and the dramatic limestone headland of the Great Orme. Beyond Conwy and its medieval castle are heather and gorse-clad Conwy Mountain, Penmaenmawr and its stone circles, and the mighty Aber Falls. All in all, it’s a delightful coast with some unexpected but unmissable walks.
  • Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: Isle of Anglesey

    Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: Isle of Anglesey

    Circular walks along the Wales Coast Path

    by Carl Rogers This handy pocket size book will take you on ten of the best short circular walks around the coast of Anglesey. The Isle of Anglesey has some of the finest and most varied coastal scenery in the UK, from vast tidal estuaries and sandy bays to isolated coves and dramatic cliffs. Much of Anglesey is also an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (an AONB) and the island's rich heritage, vibrant wildlife and constant  views to the mountains of the mainland and the Llyn make coastal walking a delight. Unmissable.
  • Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: Llyn Peninsula Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: Llyn Peninsula

    Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: Llyn Peninsula

    Circular walks along the Wales Coast Path

    by Carl Rogers This handy little guide book gives you the ten very best short circular walks along the Llŷn peninsula section of the Wales Coast Path The Llŷn pushes 30 miles into the Irish Sea, tipped by the holy isle of Bardsey, or Ynys Enlli ­­— ‘the island of 20,000 saints’. This remote and unspoilt landscape is characterised by traditional farms and compact villages, punctuated by volcanic hills. Its relative isolation has made it a haven for the Welsh language and culture. Sea cliffs, offshore rocks and intimate coves dominate the northern coast, while the gentler southern coast promises sandy beaches and holiday towns like Abersoch and Pwllheli. But for sheer beauty, tranquillity and wildlife, the Llŷn is hard to beat.
  • Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: Cardigan Bay North Top 10 walks: Wales Coast Path: Snowdonia Coast

    Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: Cardigan Bay North

    Circular walks along the Wales Coast Path

    by Sioned Bannister This lovely little book contains the ten best short circular walks along the Snowdonia Coast, which lies at the northern end of Cardigan Bay, and is part of the Wales Coast Path Cardigan Bay embraces the dramatic sweep of the Welsh coastline, from Bardsey island on the tip of Lleyn, in the north, to Strumble Head in Pembrokeshire, in the south. It takes in parts of two National Parks: Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire, and three different counties, Gwynedd, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. The striking northern section between Porthmadog and Borth is as varied as it is beautiful. Characterised by vast beaches and rugged cliffs, the coast offers superb walking with ever-changing views and a wealth of wildlife.
  • Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: Cardigan Bay North Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: Ceredegion Coast

    Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: Ceredigion Coast Path

    Circular walks along the Wales Coast Path

    by Sioned Bannister This handy pocket size book will take you on ten of the best short circular walks along the Ceredigion coast. Cardigan Bay embraces the dramatic sweep of the Welsh coastline, from Bardsey Island on the tip of the Llŷn in the north, to Strumble Head in Pembrokeshire in the south. It takes in parts of two National Parks: Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire, and three different counties: Gwynedd, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. The southern half of Cardigan Bay covers the rugged coastline between Aberystwyth and Cardigan. The dramatic cliffs and hidden coves are part of the Ceredigion Coast Path: a 60 mile trail that promises stunning views and some of the best opportunities for walkers to spot maritime wildlife in Wales.
  • Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: Pembrokeshire North Top 10 Walks Pembrokeshire North

    Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: Pembrokeshire North

    Circular walks along the Wales Coast Path

    by Dennis Kelsall This photogenic book will take you on ten short circular walks along the northern part of the Pembrokeshire section of the Wales Coast Path. Pembrokeshire’s north coast has a rugged and remote quality, reflecting the wildness of the hills that rise behind. It was largely ignored during the Norman colonisation and even today beyond St Dogmael’s there are only a handful of coastal communities. Yet burial cairns, promontory forts and a pre-historic trackway across the Preseli Hills indicate widespread prehistoric settlement, and it was an important focus during the spread of Celtic Christianity. Fishing, farming and stock grazing were traditional ways of life, but the Industrial Revolution briefly opened coastal quarrying and the railway made Fishguard an important Irish port. Today, it is a relative backwater but the coast has an untamed beauty, its flowers, birds, seals and porpoises making it a truly special place.
  • Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: Pembrokeshire South Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: Pembrokeshire South

    Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: Pembrokeshire South

    Circular walks along the Wales Coast Path

    by Dennis Kelsall This lovely little book explores the ten best short circular walks along the southern part of the Pembrokeshire coast — itself part of the Wales Coast Path. The Pembrokeshire coast alters subtly from north to south. The southern rocks are far younger and the coast tends to be south-facing, too, creating a gentler hinterland. This influenced historical development and culture, for although the Norman advance extended throughout Pembrokeshire, settlement focused on the more fertile southern corner. It became known as ‘Little England’, with English rather than Welsh spoken, a tradition reflected in place names. Before reliable roads, trade and prosperity favoured the coast, and because the railways came late here, Pembrokeshire was largely ignored by the Industrial Revolution. Unspoiled and breathtakingly scenic, the coast is captivating every step of the way.
  • Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: Carmarthen Bay & Gower Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: Carmarthen Bay & Gower

    Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: Carmarthen Bay & Gower

    Circular walks along the Wales Coast Path

    by Harri Garrod Roberts This handy, pocket size book will take you on the ten best short circular walks along the Carmarthen Bay and Gower stretch of the Wales Coast Path. Carmarthen Bay embraces an area of Welsh coast stretching from south Pembrokeshire to the Gower Peninsula. Long, sandy beaches and wide, silty estuaries dominate much of the bay, though there are also high cliffs and rocky coves in places. The Gower Peninsula, at the eastern end of the bay, is a small but priceless gem. Britain’s first official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the peninsula contains an astonishing variety of landscapes: dunes, marshland, high cliffs, windswept downs, wooded valleys, picturesque villages and glorious sandy beaches — all linked by a superb footpath network.
  • Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: South Wales Coast Top Ten Walks: Wales Coast Path: South Wales Coast

    Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path: South Wales Coast

    Circular walks along the Wales Coast Path

    by Dennis Kelsall This handy little guide book gives you the ten very best short circular walks along the South Wales Coast section of the Wales Coast Path. The coast is one of extreme contrasts, ranging from great dune systems through sheer cliffs to miles of coastal salt marsh. Nowhere is far from a delightful stretch overlooking the sea, with fine views, nature and heritage all around. Far reaching views, a stunning diversity of landscape, and the richness of the area's ancient and industrial heritage are all explored in these ten short, circular walks.  
  • Top 10 Pembrokeshire Pub Walks Top 10 Walks: Pembrokeshire: Walks to the best pubs in Pembrokeshire - cover

    Top 10 Walks: Pembrokeshire: Pub Walks

    Walks to the best pubs in Pembrokeshire

    by Dennis Kelsall This attractive and good looking book will take you on ten short circular walks to some of the finest and most iconic pubs and inns in Pembrokeshire, in South Wales. Ever since rambling became a recognised pastime, country pubs have been magnets for walkers. Whether a lunchtime stop along the way or a final destination for the day, the promise of a thirst-quenching pint, bar snack or a hearty meal is for many, an integral part of the day. Many of Pembrokeshire’s coastal inns have origins in serving seafarers, while those inland lay beside routes to and from the coast or beside old droves along which livestock were herded to market. Today, all have a fine tradition of serving visitors who come for no other purpose than to enjoy the magnificent countryside. Those chosen here have long established reputations for their food or ale and have an individual quirkiness worth seeking out.
  • Pembrokeshire Tea Shop Walks Top 10 Walks: Pembrokeshire: Walks to Tea Shops

    Top 10 Walks: Pembrokeshire: Tea Shop Walks

    Walks to the best tea shops and cafes in Pembrokeshire

    by Dennis Kelsall Pembrokeshire’s Café Culture is booming and it’s not the big chains leading the way. Gone are the steamy fugs, greasy-spoon menus and chipped mugs; instead, there’s no shortage of bright and friendly venues serving speciality coffees and teas, home-made baking, and wonderful snacks and meals that capitalise on the best of local produce and culinary talent. Very often there’re take-away options too and sometimes interesting wines or Welsh-brewed beers and ciders. Many are open all day from breakfast and morning coffee to afternoon tea, with some venues running into the evening too with live music, poetry or storytelling. They’re great places to rest or meet up with friends, too; so go for a walk and see what you can find — you’ll not be disappointed.
  • Top 10 wales Coast Walks to Lighthouses Walks to Welsh Lighthouses cover

    Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast: Walks to Lighthouses

    Walks to spectacular Welsh lighthouses

    by Alf Alderson The ten walks featured here highlight the very best Welsh lighthouses and the huge variety of the coastline of Wales. From vast expanses of sand, sea and sky, such as at Whiteford Point and Llanddwyn Island, to rugged coastline where seabirds wheel and skrike and porpoise and seals slide through the waves, like Strumble Head and South Stack, these walks to lighthouses guarantee a dramatic, focussed day out. All are circular, and vary from short and easy, like the to Talacre lighthouse, to longer and more demanding, such as that to St. Ann’s Head lighthouse — but none are beyond any reasonably fit and enthusiastic walker. These are some of the best themed walks around today.
  • Understanding Welsh Place Names Understanding Welsh Place Names

    Understanding Welsh Place Names

    What they mean and how to say them

    by Gwili Gog Puzzled by Welsh place names but want to know what they mean and how to say them? This fascinating, easy-to-use guide means non-Welsh speakers can now easily translate and understand place names all over Wales — on the map, on road signs, and out in the countryside. Armed with this insider knowledge, you’ll discover there’s a whole exciting new dimension to the Welsh landscape. In fact, Wales will never be quite the same again ….