Representatives of Ramblers Worldwide Holidays celebrated the launch of the Wales Coast Path on Saturday, 5th May.
Joint Managing Director Kathy Cook and Marketing Manager Tony Maniscalco attended the launch at Deeside, North Wales, where a tape-cutting ceremony was performed by the local Alyn & Deeside MP, Mark Tami.
The opening of the 870-mile trail commemorated the connection of the entire length of the Welsh coast. The path also links with Offa’s Dyke National Trail to create a 1,030 mile continuous walking route around the whole of Wales.
MP Mark Tami (back row, far left) stands next to Ceri Thomas from Ramblers Cymru. (Front row): Town Councillor Elwyn Jones stands between Janice Jones Deeside Ramblers secretary and David Jones, Chairman of Deeside Ramblers
Tony Maniscalco, Marketing Manager at Ramblers Worldwide Holidays said that the path will allow walkers to enjoy the beauty that Wales and its stunning coastline has to offer.
“The path will give thousands of ramblers the chance to experience the beautiful Welsh coast and hospitality. We are very happy to be part of the opening celebrations.”
Joint Managing Director, Kathy Cook, from Ramblers Worldwide Holidays offers advice on walking holidays at the launch of the Wales Coast Path at the Corus Sports & Social Club in Shotton, Deeside
The 870-mile track starts from outskirts of Chester and meanders to Chepstow, making it the world’s only complete coastal path to span the length of a country.
The celebrations, organised by Deeside Ramblers and backed with funding from Ramblers Cymru, arranged four varying walks for hikers to take part in starting from Shotton, where Ramblers Worldwide Holidays offered information about their new walking routes in Wales.
“We have commemorated the opening of the Wales Coast Path with a new walking holiday along Offa’s Dyke – a 56-mile walk from Prestatyn to Chirk,” said Tony. “We also offer a wide range of walking holidays in Wales including its coastline.
The new walking holiday along Offa’s Dyke will start in September 2012.
Ramblers Worldwide Holidays gave away a three-night, four-day walking break for two people at Hassness Country House in the Lake District at the launch event of the Wales Coast Path.