My name is Rich, welcome to my blog.
In 2018, keen to be more active I became interested in the benefits of walking for improving health and fitness. Walking regularly is now widely recommended as an important activity providing multiple health benefits, and an info sheet issued by the Wales Coast Path particularly caught my attention.
I live in South Wales, so this activity sparked my interest and provides a perfect reason to get active, get outdoors walking and exploring a spectacular environment.
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. As well as a means of keeping active, coast walking is an interesting and enjoyable way to spend leisure time and a perfect antidote to the working week. How far and where I go will be recorded on this site, my first blog.
With me every step of the way will be my partner Caroline, who shares with me an 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, while also venturing to other paths & parts of Wales and trips further afield.
This blog will be a record of our experiences on memorable great walks, of spectacular coastal scenery, incredible landscapes and places. So why not come along on a virtual walk, following this blog and our progress. Cheers!