Ramblers Cymru is a charity campaigning for better and more accessible rights of way as well as many other countryside issues. Wales has 20,750 miles of public rights of way cross agricultural land, which accounts for almost 90% of land use in Wales.
Campaigning for agricultural support payments to be linked to good quality public access has been uppermost recently with Brexit looming. Ramblers Cymru has been listened to with the Welsh Government recognising countryside access as an important benefit and including it into one of the schemes outlined in the consultation.
Ramblers Cymru cannot do this alone and wish to thank those of you who lent their voice to the cause and responded to the Welsh Government to ensure access is given the place it deserves within any new post-Brexit Agricultural Policy.
So Ramblers Cymru is celebrating one of the best known paths in Wales the Welsh Coast Path. Did you know that 2019 marks seven years since the 870 miles of Wales Coast Path was opened? To celebrate, Wale Coast Path are hosting a festival with walks led by Ramblers groups, Let’s Walk Cymru and Keep Wales Tidy to put on a programme of inspiring walks over the first three weekends in May this year.
2019 is the ‘Year of Discovery’ for Wales and you’ll be surprised and amazed at what you might find along the coast path – from the rare sighting of a red squirrel or dolphin to smugglers coves, slate quarries, chapels and ship-wrecks. And that’s not to mention the outstanding beauty of cliffs, dunes and golden beaches.
The first weekend of the Ramblers Cymru festival will take place in North Wales, starting on Saturday May 4th in Llandudno, Sunday 5th in Anglesey and Monday 6th in Porthmadog. The following weekend, we’ll be exploring the west coast around New Quay and Cwm Tydu, then Saundersfoot on May 11th and 12th. We’ll move south the following weekend to take in Llanelli and Burry Port on the Saturday, ending around Cardiff, Newport and the Vale of Glamorgan on Sunday 19th.
Most walks are free and there’s something for everyone ranging from short accessible walks and gentle strolls, to longer routes for those that like a challenge.
Find out more from the Ramblers Cymru website:
Tel: 0203 961 3310
“This project has received funding via the Regional Tourism Engagement Fund (RTEF) 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.”
Images courtesy of Mother Goose Films