All Wales Coastal Path

20 February 2017

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 WarrenNewton Burrows and Trecco Bay, while the replacement of 14 access structures with kissing gates and bridleway gates has improved accessibility along the coast for all users.

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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