Wales Coast Path terminus, Chepstow
Depending on your direction of travel, this is the start or finish of the Wales Coast Path. For long-distance walkers, this spot represents either the thrilling challenge ahead of walking 1,400km (870 miles) around the magnificent coastline of Wales, or the culmination of a wonderful coastal journey.
By combining the WCP with the Offa’s Dyke Path, just across the bridge from here, you can circumambulate Wales via these two national trails.
The ceramic map set into the footpath nearby illustrates places and birdlife along the coastal route around Wales. It was by Chepstow potter Ned Hayward.
The two standing stones towards the bridge mark the southern extremity of the Wales Coast Path. They are matched by similar monoliths at the northern terminus near Queensferry, Flintshire, and highlight the geology that has shaped this land. Here, the stone etched with the WCP logo is of Pennant sandstone, local to this area. The other is of Halkyn marble, from a hillside in Flintshire. It was a gift from Flintshire, and shows fossilised crinoids in the polished circular section on its surface. Crinoids look like plants but are animals, related to starfish.
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