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8 May 2012

The world's first coastal path launches in Wales

The world's first ever coastal path has opened in Wales, giving people all the more reason to chose from the range of available walking holidays in Wales..

North Wales has been praised by many visitors for its tranquil atmosphere and eye-catching scenery, which this latest trail will allow people to see at its fullest.

Stretching 870 miles, the walk is expected to bring an additional 100,000 visitors to Wales every year. Not only will the trail offer spectacular views, but it will also boast a selection of fascinating historical monuments, including Caernarfon Castle and St Non's Chapel.

All these attractions will add to the list of things to do in North Wales, where people can enjoy some of the area's delicious local cuisine and explore many of the region's charming shops.

Speaking about the opening of the path, environment minister John Griffiths said: "I am delighted to be opening the path. This has been a five year project and is an example of how sustainability is an underlying principle of everything we do."

Mr Griffiths added that more than 130 miles of new path has been created since the project's launch in 2007, while 330 miles of existing pathway has been renovated.

He also spoke of how he got up close to the country's excellent scenery, noting: "Last month I cycled over 250 miles through Wales to raise awareness of cycling as a sustainable means of transport. I speak from experience when I say we can guarantee visitors some wonderful views and countryside."

With a high number of tourists about to enter the UK to view the Olympics, Mr Griffiths hopes that many will take the time to visit Wales and its fantastic coast.

Up to £2 million a year has been invested in the path by the Welsh Government since 2007, with this money also being supplemented by a £4 million package from the European Regional Development Fund.

The path gives people extra reason to visit Wales and, with summer on the horizon, will help tourists see the Wales landscape at its best.

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