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Wales Coast Path Official Guide: North Wales Coast - Chester to Bangor

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Publication Type
Guidebook
Author
Lorna Jenner
ISBN
9780955962516
Date Published
2015
Size
190 x 115 mm
Number of Pages
168pp
Cost
Purchase Info
https://www.northerneyebooks.co.uk/product/official-guide-wales-coast-path-north-wales-coast/
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Supplier Info

Independent specialist publishers of award-winning walking and outdoors books for the Lake District, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, other National Parks, Wales Coast Path, Wales and Cheshire. They also publish walking books and guides under the Marabooks, Alyn Books and Wordplay Publishing imprints, reissue new editions of walking and climbing classics, and are closely associated with the popular Walking Wales Magazine/Cerdded Cymru Magazine.


Review:

Publisher's website 2018

Walking the North Wales Coast will surprise and delight. The coast has been justifiably popular with holidaymakers old and young since Victorian times. It is one of the most accessible stretches of the Wales Coast Path, and includes long stretches of flat promenade with plenty of seats, suitable for the less active visitor, including wheelchair users and young families with buggies. There is also excellent public transport along the whole route, with train stations at regular intervals and frequent bus services.

The Wales Coast Path begins at the Welsh border on the River Dee a couple of miles outside the historic City of Chester, then follows the river into the widening estuary, passing expanses of mudflats that are feeding grounds for thousands of wildfowl and waders. From the mouth of the estuary by Talacre lighthouse, the path leads along the beach and through the dunes at Gronant, then along promenades through a string of Victorian seaside resorts. The route then climbs the Little Orme, before following the sweeping promenade of elegant Llandudno to the magnificent Great Orme. Here the path follows Marine Drive, built as a Victorian carriage route, then continues along the coast to the Medieval walled town of Conwy. At Conwy there is a choice of routes to Llanfairechan: the more challenging upland route over the heather-clad moorland of Conwy Mountain, or a more gentle walk hugging the coast around Morfa Conwy and Penmaenmawr, with the mountains as a backdrop. From Llanfairfechan, the peaceful path stays close to the water’s edge with superb views across the Menai Strait, eventually following a disused railway line into Bangor.

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.

- An overview of the North Wales Coast with dedicated history and wildlife sections
- Eight 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.


Paths Covered by this Publication:

96 km / 60 miles
1386 km / 861 miles

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