Walk this way to the new Wales Coastal Path
On Saturday 5, May from 11am Cardiff will host a celebratory event in Roald Dahl Plass, Cardiff Bay to mark the opening of the longest continual coastal path around the country.
The 870 mile path will provide a walking route around the whole of Wales from the outskirts of Chester in the north to Chepstow in the south.
It will encourage and enable more people to enjoy physical recreation at the coast and will help Cardiff and the rest of the country to become an active and healthy nation.
It will also allow both locals and visitors to enjoy the coastal path whilst exploring and discovering the stunning coastline of Wales.
The path has something to offer everyone, from those looking for a short stroll, a diverse running route or those wishing to undertake the whole route in one trip.
Walking has several health benefits including achieving weight loss, improving lung capacity and lowering cholesterol, blood pressure and stress.
It is also great for maintaining an active lifestyle which in turn promotes health and wellbeing.
It can be done alone or with company and best of all, is free!
The celebration day will showcase Cardiff stretch of the Welsh Coast and local businesses, food producers and community groups are all encouraged to take part.
Local dance groups, poets, choirs, entertainers and community groups will be in attendance to be a part of this special day.
People from local communities and visitors to the area and encouraged to come down and walk, run, cycle, hop, skip or jump along the route to mark this exciting project.
For more information about the Wales Coast Path please visit www.walescoastpath.gov.uk