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Follow the Wales Coast Path

 

Wales is the first country in the world to establish a walk route right around it's boundaries - and the coastal section starts in Chepstow (indeed the land section ends in Chepstow with the Offa's Dyke Path).

The first section of the Wales Coast Path isn't a cliff walk over hidden coves; instead it's a route along a defensive structure first built by the Romans to create a flat, rich agricultural land. As you walk this section you can visit peaceful farming communities, discover ancient fishing techniques and see a diverse selection of flora and fauna, especially at the Newport Wetlands Centre. As you approach Newport, industry replaces agriculture, and this culminates with the Newport Transporter Bridge which is part of the path - either swinging along on the gondola or climbing the 270 steps to cross high up.

Continuing along you'll path through the lands of the Morgans, who lived at Tredegar House and Park, and pass the West Usk Lighthouse, now a delightful guesthouse.

 

 

Wales Coast Path

Walk the Wales Coast Path in 2020

Newport Wetlands Centre

Discover nature at Newport Wetlands Centre

Black Rock Lave Fishermen

Keeping a tradition alive - Black Rock Lave Fishermen

Newport Transporter Bridge

Dare to climb over the Newport Transporter Bridge

West Usk Lighthouse

A delightful place to stay on the Coastal path - West Usk Lighthouse

Blog of walking the Coast Path

Join Charles Hawes as he walks the Wales Coast Path starting in Chepstow

Circular walks around the Coast Path

1. Black Rock

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2. Bulwark & Chepstow

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3. Mathern & St Pierre

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4. Mathern & Wyelands

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Videos

Lave Net Fishermen at Black Rock

Foraging on the Wales Coast Path

View the Coast from the Sky

Newport Transporter Bridge

Your pictures

This project has received funding via the Regional Tourism Engagement Fund (RTEF) and supported through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Welsh Government, the Fund to improve the visitor experience and create stronger destinations by working together.