All Wales Coastal Path
22 July 2014
Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones has officially opened
the Bridgend County Borough stretch of the 870 mile All
Wales Coast Path at a special celebration event
held in Porthcawl.
Running for 11.5 miles along the picturesque
coastline of Merthyr Mawr, Porthcawl,
Sker and Kenfig, the route has been
transformed by Bridgend County Borough Council's Rights of Way Team
over the last six years at a cost of £1m.
Working in partnership with the Welsh Government, Welsh European
Funding Office, Countryside Council for Wales, the Bridgend Local
Access Forum, Porthcawl Town Council and Cornelly and Merthyr Mawr
community councils, the path has led to improved public rights of
access from Porthcawl up to and beyond Pink Bay, particularly for
those with mobility problems.
It's also created new access at Kenfig National Nature
Reserve, through Merthyr Mawr Warren,
Newton Burrows and Trecco Bay,
while the replacement of 14 access structures with kissing gates
and bridleway gates has improved accessibility along the coast for
Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones also became the first
person to load the "Dare to Discover" App which
directs people to explore the coast path towards things to
see, do and stay.
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