Walks And Walking – The Wales Coast Path With Saga Walking Holidays
If you are looking for a bracing few days walking then you can’t go too wrong with a visit to the Wales Coast Path where you can take in the lush rural landscapes, the dramatic coast, breathtaking mountains, secluded ancient forests and the rugged foothills of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Gower Peninsula and Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail.
I spent a week with the parents in South Wales a few years ago, where we walked a few sections of the Gower Peninsula and it was stunning, you can find them here Wales Walks. The Wales Coast Path officially opened earlier this year and you can see the whole 870 miles of the Wales Coast Path in a 5 minute video here Wales Coast Path video.
In addition to the award winning golden beaches the walking routes along the Gower Peninsula also include 5 unique conversation areas, places of historical interest such as ancient monuments, caves and castles and an impressive 24 wildlife trust reserves to visit. You can also explore the town of Laugharne where the legacy of Dylan Thomas lives on, not forgetting the impressive Laugharne Castle that has influenced so many other writers and artists to this day.
From June 2013 Saga Holidays will be introducing walking holidays in Llanelli, at the Stradey Park Hotel, so you can enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of the Wales Coast Path. This classic converted Edwardian mansion has plenty of character and benefits from its elevated position overlooking the town with sweeping panoramic views across Llanelli, Carmarthen Bay and the world famous Gower Peninsula.
From its Celtic roots, Llanelli grew in the eighteenth and nineteenth-centuries with the mining of coal and tin. Today, sport plays a key role in the town, which is the location of the famous rugby union ground. You can also explore the historic town of Llanelli overlooks the Gower Penisula and Carmarthenshire coast as well as the 13 mile long shoreline of the Loughor estuary, which has been transformed into the Millennium Coastal Park.
If you want to escape to sunnier climes (literally) this autumn/winter then Saga Holidays are currently offering walking holidays in the Costa Blanca from November. For more information on all Saga walking holidays you can visit Saga, use the drop down search menu and click on Walking. You can also chat with Saga Holidays on their facebook page here.