The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority is encouraging people to blow away the Christmas cobwebs and begin the Year of Adventure with a walk in the National Park’s world-class landscape.
This comes as the number of stiles on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail reaches an all-time low of just 40, the figure falling from 540 in 1993 and 400 in October 2001.
There are more than 200 mapped out walking routes available to download from the National Park website, from easy access ‘Wheelchair walks’ to longer half-day hikes.
Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail Officer Theresa Nolan said: “There’s never been a better time to take advantage of the walking opportunities the Coast Path offers as it now has 500 fewer stiles than it did a little over 20 years ago and more than 130 stile-free miles. This makes the Path more accessible than ever.
As well as the 186-mile Coast Path, the National Park also boasts over 500 miles of inland paths and many award-winning beaches, which provide a wealth of ways to walk off any festive over-indulgences.
In the event of bad weather conditions, please check tide times before visiting beaches, take special care if using the Coast Path and try to choose more sheltered routes.
With 2016 set to be the Year of Adventure in Wales this is the ideal time to explore the Pembrokeshire Coast on foot."
As the winter weather can be unpredictable, planning your outing is extremely important. Please check the weather forecast and make sure you have suitable clothing and footwear.
For more information visit www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/walking or www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/nationaltrail.