Wales Link Path Way marking commences
Flintshire County Council Countryside Services have started work on way marking
of the new Wales Link Path project.
The first way marker, at the very start of the route on the south side of the
Saltney Ferry footbridge has been installed. Work will now carry on, way
marking the route through Saltney, Bretton, Doddlestone, Burton, Hope,
Caergwrle, Ffrith, Four Crosses finally ending in Llandegla.
The Wales Link Path connects The All Wales Coastal path with Offa’s Dyke path.
Spanning eighteen miles the route is very diverse, starting with lowland
farmland, through panoramic woodland finally ending in stunning upland
heathland. The project was possible via Coastal Communities Funding.
The Coastal Communities Fund is funded by the Government with income from the
Crown Estate’s marine assets. It is delivered by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf
of UK Government and the Devolved Administrations in Northern Ireland, Scotland
Flintshire County Council Cabinet Member for the Environment, Councillor Bernie
“The Wales Link Path route now connects rural and coastal areas, upgrading
rights of way through four counties and, once the way marking is completed, it
will be a fantastic new route for avid walkers in the countryside.”
Stephen Lewis, Flintshire Countryside Ranger running the project, said:
“The first way marker put in was to make people think about the Wales Coastal
Path. One fingerpost reads, Cardiff 812 miles. This is not the direct route
to Cardiff as the crow flies, it would take you that many miles to walk the
coastline of Wales to Cardiff.”
Councillor Richard Lloyd, Councillor for Saltney Mold Junction, said:
“It’s fantastic that the Wales Link Path starts off in Saltney and to
incorporate the Saltney Chain Link into the logo for the route, helps preserve
important local heritage.”
(L – R): Jim Craven (volunteer), Stephen Lewis (Flintshire Countryside Service
Ranger), Danielle Duncan (volunteer) and Richard Lloyd (Councillor for Saltney)