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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Closed sections of the Wales Coast Path

As of 24 March 2020, to reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Welsh Government has now enacted emergency legislation to allow the closure of public footpaths and access land in Wales.  This legislation is called The Health and Protection (Coronvirus, closure of Leisure Businesses, Footpaths and Access Land (WALES) (Regulations 2020).

These are areas which are liable to large numbers of people congregating or being in close proximity to each other, or the use of which otherwise poses a high risk to the incidence or spread of infection in its area with the coronavirus. This new legislation affects some sections of the Wales Coast Path. 

List of closed sections

  • In North to South order.
  • This list will be updated as and when further sections are required. Last updated 7 April 2020 at 23:06

Please note that, under the legislation, there is no requirement to designate or waymark alternative routes whilst the closures are in place.





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When will the sections reopen

These Regulations expire at the end of the period of six months beginning with the day on which they come into force.  However, the Welsh Government must review the need for restrictions imposed by the Regulations every 28 days.

Visit Wales. Later

Please take care of yourself and others by following Public Health Wales and Welsh Government guidance.

“We need to avoid unnecessary travel, so make your walk a local one; do not get into your car to travel"


In Wales, we are fortunate to be blessed with a wide range of paths, parks and outdoor public spaces right on our doorsteps. Provided people are not displaying symptoms of Covid 19, current advice is that it is safe for us to go outside for exercise once a day, as long as we:

      • Do not travel by car or public transport - Look for opportunities to be outside close to your home
      • Go alone or with members of our household only - Keep more than 2 metres / 6½ feet from others at all times
      • Be vigilant with hand washing and hygiene – Be aware that gates, stiles and other outdoor structures are touched regularly
      • Do not undertake new or risky activities – Stay safe during this time of increased burden on our emergency and health services
      • Follow the Countryside Code - Consider farmers and others who are working hard to keep our shelves stocked and infrastructure running

Further information

(last updated 30 May 2020 14.12)

On Friday 29 May 2020, the Welsh Government announced latest change to lockdown restrictions in Wales from Monday 1st June 2020.  You can follow Welsh Government accouncements which include coronavirus (COVID-19) on their website.

The lockdown restrictions are different in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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