Our Pre-Ride Walk All Around The Welsh Coast

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The Walk | Week One

We finished walking on September 19th 2012 after 107 days of following the Welsh Coast and Offas Dyke, there are fantastic riding opportunities and although the Welsh Assembly Government have agreed to make more of the path available for cyclists, they have not given horse riders the same consideration. If you agree please sign our petition

There are parts of the coastal path that are too dangerous to ride on but there are literally hundreds of miles where it is safe and practical

Public Rights of Way Throughout Wales

There are around 21,000 miles of paths known as public rights of way in Wales, and you have a right to use them. There are different categories which determine what they can be used for:-

80% of the routes are footpaths which can only be used by walkers
Only 15% routes are bridleways which can be used by horse riders

This leaves almost 18,000 miles that could be shared for horse riding, imagine the road accidents involving horse riders that could be avoided

We just need to convince the relevant agencies and land owners to remove the stiles and put in bridle gates….not an easy task

One of many exciting scenes on our pre-ride walk, a large herd of wild Shetland ponies at Hay Bluff near Hay On Wye


We would like to publicly thank the following people and organisations for their support, which helped enable us to walk 1047 miles around the Welsh coastal path and Offas Dyke

We were looking for horse riding opportunities and found plenty, that will be the next project to organise and if you are interested in being involved please do get in touch

We have listed folks in alphabetical order

Anne On The Great Orme
BHS Cabo
Bont Pub at Llanglydwen
Breese & Son Building Services At Tutsill Nr Chepstow
Brett At The Old Tavern Near Mostyn
Cae Du Campsite At Rhoslefain
Chapel Farm At Undy
Conwy Marina Staff
Friends And Family In Wales & Gloucestershire
Gateway Caravan Park Near Llanelli
‘It’s A Gift’ At Borth
James Pringle Staff At Llanfairpwll…Anglesey
Lidl Manager At Monmouth
Liz At Holyhead On Anglesey
Llwyndu Farmhouse At Llanaber Near Barmouth
Martin & Jackie At Pembrey Riding Centre
Morfa Farm Campsite At Llanrhystud
Motorists Who Stopped For A Very Wet Hitch Hiker And Equally Wet Dog
National Trust Staff At Aberdaron
Phil Evans Builders At Cardigan In Ceredigion
Porth Eilian Campsite On Anglesey
Pub and Village Hall Staff at Redwick
Sarah At Rhoslefain Farm
Sports Club Staff At Sully
Staff At Kenfig Visitor Centre
The Williams Family At Gwrach Ynys Near Harlech
Tilly And Family At Llangaffo On Anglesey
Ty Rhos Campsite At New Quay
Urdd Camp At Llangrannog
Wesley & Margaret

Before The Pre-Walk Around Wales

Starting on June 5th 2012 Secondhand Horse Stuff are walking the entire coast of Wales, We start and finish at Cardigan and will walk all the way around inc Offas Dyke, to establish which parts can be ridden at a later date

We will have a support vehicle which provides the sleeping accommodation and cooking facilities. Each day we will park at a spot close to the path and catch a bus or lift back to where we finished walking the previous day to resume the walk

Get Involved

Are you able to help with any of the following?

A Wave And A Smile If You See Us
*Donations To Air Ambulance Wales
Drinking Water
Lifts To Pick The Van Up And Move To The Next Stopover
Camping Spots Close To The Coastal Path (Fields Are Fine)
Some Company On Some Stretches
Some Help With Fuel Costs On Each Leg
The Occasional Laundry Wash On Route
The Occasional Shower On Route

If anyone can offer any help on the way round would they be kind enough to text a contact number with a postcode and your name to 07817 690 497 please, as once the walk starts it may be days before we can access the internet but we will have a mobile with us 24/7…………. If you have a business in Wales and want some free publicity from supporting us then we would love to hear from you too

Thank you / Diolch Yn Fawr Iawn

You can also contact us here

Comments or questions are welcome.

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All Wales Coastal Path Itinerary

Tues 5th June To Tues 12th June 7 Days
1 – Ceredigion Coastal Path
Cardigan To Machynlleth 72 Miles
Joined By Claire & Sid For The Day Walking The Llanrhystud To Aberystwyth Stretch On Sun 10th June

Wed 13th June To Thurs 28th June 16 Days
2 – Meirionnydd, Llyn & Menai
Machynlleth To Menai Bridge 180 Miles

Fri 29th June To Wed 11th July 13 Days
3 – Isle Of Anglesey
Menai Bridge To Menai Bridge 125 Miles

Fri 13th July To Thurs 19th July 7 Days
4 – North Wales Coast & Dee Estuary
Menai Bridge To *Chester 88 Miles
*May Finish At Prestatyn To Start Section 5 – Offas Dyke

Sat 21st July To Sat 11th July 21 Days
5 – Offas Dyke
Prestatyn To Chepstow 177 Miles
This Section Subject To Time Constraints

Mon 13th August To Sat 18th 6 Days
6 – South Wales Coast & Severn Estuary
Chepstow To Port Talbot 78 Miles

Mon 20th Aug To Sat 25th Aug 6 Days
7 – Gower Coast & Swansea Bay
Port Talbot To Llanelli 75 Miles

Mon 27th Aug To Fri 31st Aug 5 Days
8 – Carmarthenshire Coast
Llanelli To Pendine 66 Miles

Sat 1st Sept To Thurs 20th Sept 20 Days
9 – Pembrokeshire Coastal Path
Pendine To St Dogmaels 186 Miles
Total 1047 Miles

Our Support Vehicle Sponsored
By Secondhand Horse Stuff

Proceeds raised by us are going to Air Ambulance Wales

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  1. the dog is also very happy to be home…

  2. PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR TARGET OF ONE POUND FOR EVERY MILE WALKED…HELP SUPPORT AIR AMBULANCE WALES….IF EVERYONE DONATED JUST 1.34P WE WOULD SOON REACH OUR TARGET.

    donate tab via this link…thanks folks.

  3. PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR TARGET OF ONE POUND FOR EVERY MILE WALKED…HELP SUPPORT AIR AMBULANCE WALES….IF EVERYONE DONATED JUST 1.34P WE WOULD SOON REACH OUR TARGET.

    donate tab via this link…thanks folks.

  4. PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR TARGET OF ONE POUND FOR EVERY MILE WALKED…HELP SUPPORT AIR AMBULANCE WALES….IF EVERYONE DONATED JUST 1.34P WE WOULD SOON REACH OUR TARGET.

    donate tab via this link…thanks folks.

  5. total distance walked was 1047 miles which included Offas Dyke path

  6. FINISHED AT ST DOGMAELS YESTERDAY…..HOME TO HOT RUNNING WATER AND A SHOWER…BLISS..lots of fantastic riding all around this beautiful country…all we have to do is convince the authorities to allow it..

  7. Envious of riders close to Castlemartin army range..what a great bridleway they provide…

  8. Looking forward to your report for Carmarthenshire. I guessed as much after talking to the traffic manager on Friday about the flashing warning signs they have installed and where they are.

  9. Now on Pembrokeshire coastal path….glad to get back on paths and not roads…too many on the Carmarthenshire stretch….horrid walking so close to traffic

  10. this path. has great riding potential ….just need to get round the stiles and kissing gates….if they are opening sections for cycles then horse riders should be included ….agree?

  11. Heading for llansteffan tomorrow towards pembs coastal path and home in about 3 weeks time…the walking is fine but its the getting back to the van that’s our main prob. – if ate able to offer a lift on one part of the coast in the farm
    s or pembs. Area we would love to hear from you…our mobile is 07817 690 497…thanks folks

  12. You are doing fab, lovely meeting up yesterday. I hope you had that planned day off today as I think you would be regretting it, if not.

  13. Now. At pembrey …..heading for kidwelly tomorrow …..it's great being back in carmarthenshire ….

  14. Starting section 7 tomorrow – gower coast + swansea bay..waved at some riders on the beach at merthr mawr yesterday…what a great place to ride….they didn't wave back though

  15. Now in the llantwit major area heading west…getting closer to home which is great…this is week 11 of 15 and its starting to hurt…:) feet are aching with blisters…it will be sore bums on the horse ride – please please please make a contribution to this…there is a papal button on our website…in aid of air ambulance Wales

  16. Hi folks …an over due update to confirm that we are on schedule and in sully having walked from chepstow …hope to be in port talbot for the weekend…if you can offer support please do …07817 690 497 ,,,,,,thanks

  17. Well at least the weather is so much better….working our way down offas dyke so spend the day crossing from Wales to England and back again….either was its beautiful…visited Montgomery earlier – lovely place…heading for knighton in a day or so….anyone want join us?

  18. Thanks bhs …its a morale booster getting feedback..

  19. its always great to hear where you area. Best of luck

  20. What a day…great path from llanfairfechan to bangor til the rain started…in conwy parked at the marina…walking back to llanfairfechan first thing…if you fancy a walk send a text to 07817 690 497…always glad of the company folks

  21. Keep us informed of your progress so we can meet you. Don't want to miss you!

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