The new path hugs the coast near Llangoed on Anglesey. Photo: Eric Jones CC-BY-SA-2.0

The new path hugs the coast near Llangoed on Anglesey. Photo: Eric Jones CC-BY-SA-2.0

A new two-mile stretch of coastal footpath has been created on Anglesey to give walkers improved sea views.

The section of the Wales Coast Path between Byrn Offa near Llanddona and Fedw Fawr, north of Llangoed hugs the rugged coastline rather than crossing fields further inland.

The project was a joint venture between Natural Resources Wales and Anglesey County Council, with the co-operation of local landowners in the East of the island. From Fedw Fawr, the path then continues south to Glan-yr-Afon.

Sioned Jones, coastal path officer for the Isle of Anglesey County Council, said: “This new section of the Anglesey’s coastline is a truly wonderful addition to the Wales Coast Path.

“It opens up a whole new part of the island while also reducing the amount of road walking along the route, which is something we’re constantly aiming to improve.”

Gruffudd Owen, NRW Wales Coast Path officer, said: “It is a new opportunity to discover a remote, previously difficult-to-get-to beach. There are fantastic views over towards Point Lynas on the northeast side of the island and even across to Liverpool Bay.

“The pathway will also take you through wet heath, dry heath, coastal grasslands and small wetlands, a site of special scientific interest, which is a real treat for nature lovers.

“We hope more people will use the path to enjoy the views and make the most of the health and wellbeing benefits of being active outdoors.”

Each year until March 2021, £900,000 will be invested by the Welsh Government into maintaining and developing the Wales Coast Path.

The Wales Coast Path is a partnership between NRW, 16 coastal authorities and two national parks.

It is estimated it contributes £84.7m to the Welsh economy and supports 1,000 jobs, while encouraging residents and visitors to enjoy the nation’s outdoor spaces.

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