...By Alan Peterson for TDPel Media.
Outdoor adventure experts Go Outdoors have named four coastal treks in Wales among the best in the UK based on distance, time, and grade.
The four routes include Anglesey, Gower, Ceredigion, and Pembrokeshire, all of which are part of the 15 different coastal routes in Wales.
Coastal walks are not only relaxing but also offer a nice break from mountains and hills. According to Georgina Eastabrook, Go Outdoors’ senior content executive, walking on the coast is said to make people sleep longer, feel more relaxed, and enjoy stunning views that are hard to beat.
Anglesey’s Holyhead ranks fourth on the list, with its open coastal terrain, moderate distance, and approximate time of 4.20 hours.
Go Outdoors said that Anglesey is a wealth of walks and things to do, with a 125-mile coastal path around the edge that can be broken down into a number of routes. The walk from Holyhead to Trearddur Bay is their favorite, which is arguably the prettiest section of the coastal path.
In ninth place is Three Cliffs Bay in the Gower, a relatively shorter route compared to Holyhead. The 3.35km walk from Penmaen to Three Cliffs
Bay only takes approximately one hour ten minutes and is a route that everybody can enjoy. The walk offers fantastic views of Three Cliffs Bay, church ruins, Pennard Castle, and long stretches of sandy beaches.
Ceredigion’s Borth to Aberystwyth route comes in at number 12, with its 11.35km walk that’ll take up to 3:50 hours. The route offers tremendous views over Cardigan Bay and even, on a clear day, views of Snowdonia.
It will take walkers past Wallog (an old mansion), the popular Clarach Bay, and Constitution Hill on the way to Aberystwyth.
Lastly, the rocky and flora-rich route from Stack Rocks to St Govan’s in Pembrokeshire is ranked 14th on the list. It is filled with opportunities for the perfect picture as it takes hikers along the Castlemartin Range, passing by several bays as they reach the 14th-century St Govan’s church.
The untouched nature of the area means that it’s teeming with wildlife at varying times of the year, so it’s worth bringing your binoculars, according to the outdoor experts at Go Outdoors.