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As the world's longest coastal path around a country officially opens, we look at other stunning places in Britain worth going to for a walk
At 870 miles long, the Wales Coast Path may well be one of the more impressive walking routes, but its opening will also see the creation of the world's first coastal path covering an entire country.
This is because, stretching from the mouth of the River Dee in Flinshire to Chepstow, it also links in with the Offa's Dyke Path, meaning that the entire route will be 1,030 miles long around the whole of Wales.The project has taken five years to complete and cost £4m, but considering the route passes through two national parks, three areas of outstanding natural beauty and 11 nature reserves, we reckon that's pretty good value for money.
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Why do people go abroad when we have all this on our doorstep?
No airports, no docks, just a few minutes across the bridge and you are there.
The point of the article is about stunning countryside which the UK has plenty of, regardless of whether its in Scotland, Wales, England or Northern Ireland ;-)
Great Britain refers to the larger of the two islands forming the British isles.
Originally, the larger island was called 'greater britain' and it comprised of england, scotland and wales. It was called greater britain even when scotland was an independant country - great britain is a geographical area term, not a political one.
The 1707 act, the union of the crowns, formed the united kingdom ( uniting the kingdoms of england/wales and scotland ).
Also Roddy, it seems you really are epitomising a 'chip on the shoulder' mentality. I have no problem with being proud of your country, im very proud to be English as well as British, but you really shouldn't display and express your loyalty by being disrespectful to England..... Thats immature. If people have attitudes like that its counterproductive ......... There are ways of making your feelings known without putting another country down.
We don't want to end up with an attitude like Argentina do we?
oh for goodness sake Roddy - get a grip - you're sounding more than a little **** you know.
Take a deep breath and accept that it really doesn't matter. Your life won't be any different either way....
the point of this article is ...look at the lovely countryside which is now just a little more accessible.
When I get my tax rebate, I am off on a cyling for work tour. Cannot afford it till I get that. Leaving North Cambs and heading accross the motor industry of the Midlands and into South Wales. This gives me a good excuse to take this new route, as I take in former work places and some now gone. This will lead me to Ellesmere Port and Halewood, Liverpool, how convenient and then accross Hadrians Wall to Nissan in Washington, a few miles from Sunderland. And back via Derby, that is unless I can get work at any of my ports of call.
I wonder how much can be done on my bike? I get everywhere on my bike and would love to revisit this magnificent coastline, which I know well.
I have have taken note every one. thanks..... I am English, born in North London, in England, in Britain, and i am part of The United kingom . BUT As I was born in Wood Green. I must be a A Wood Greenean NorthLondoner of Southeasten England. how we can al have fun with English words Made from all parts of the world . THIS WORLD IS A GREAT PLANET TO LIVE ON IT TAKES US ON MANY PARTHS IN LIFE . now we have new one around Wales. I like I am also a europen now. but not a good spelller
Goes back to when the British isles were called 'greater britain' ie england, scotland and wales and 'lesser britain' ie Ireland.
While these walks are stunning, there are plenty of fabulous ones on our doorsteps around the Uk.
Lots given on useful websites, including some easy themed heritage walks on the Milestone Society's website.
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