My name is Rich, welcome to my blog about walking coast paths and other trails.

I decided on a blog as a way of keeping focused on being more active by walking, hiking and exploring the great outdoors.

After a period of ill health, I became interested in the benefits of walking for improving health and an info sheet issued by the Wales Coast Path particularly caught my attention.

Walking for health

The Wales Coast Path opened in 2012 and covers 870 miles between Wales border in the North near Chester to Chepstow and the River Wye in South East Wales.  It’s a world first as a complete walking trail route around a nation’s coastline. 

Over the next couple of years I aim to discover more of the spectacular coastline of Wales by walking sections of the coast path and experiencing new places along the way. It provides a perfect way to stay active and to explore the ‘great outdoors’ as an ideal antidote to the working week. 

Near Manorbier on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path

With me every step of the way will be my partner Caroline, who shares my enthusiasm for the natural landscapes of Wales, coast walking and travelling.

We’ll be taking to the paths at a leisurely pace with no set time limits on progress. We plan to complete the 186 miles of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, but also venturing to other parts of Wales and trips further afield.

This blog will be a record of our experiences on memorable great walks, of spectacular scenery, incredible landscapes and places.

So why not come along on a virtual walk, following our progress on the blog posts. Cheers!

Photo credit Joanna Kelly.
IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW SLOWLY YOU GO, AS LONG AS YOU DO NOT STOP.                                                                                                    at Murramarang National Park,               New South Wales 2016.                                                                     Photo credit Joanna Kelly.