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Four years ago I started dating my partner Steve, a keen walker. Not having walked long distances myself, he suggested we attempt a walking project together and came up with the Wales Coast Path. Slightly taken aback, the walk was over 800 miles, we set off from Chester in the summer of 2014. Being tied to school holidays, we would drive to Wales from Leeds, at first for two to three days and then for a week at a time. On 14th August this year, we finally completed the entire Wales Coast Path – 870 miles over a total of 85 days. The photo shows us celebrating at the end of the path in Chepstow.
I had only been to Wales once before! Our journey took us to some of the best and remote parts of Wales and I fell in love with Anglesey with its fabulous beaches, lighthouse at South Stack and Holyhead Mountain with views for miles around. The highlight of our journey was Pembrokeshire – the beaches, some remote golden sands which we had to ourselves, watching seals swimming below us whilst we ate lunch on a cliffside and views that took your breath away. Carmarthenshire and Gower didn’t disappoint either, especially the splendid Rhossili Bay.
Our walks ranged in distance from a short 7 miles to an average 12, and over four years we stayed in some great B&Bs, lodges, hotels and cottages, met some wonderfully friendly people along the way and we couldn’t have asked for better weather (it doesn’t always rain in Wales!). We will have some very treasured memories and I can honestly say that I am a walking convert! Helen Robinson, Aberford, West Yorkshire