Wales Coastal Footpath

Wales Coast Path SymbolIn October 2012 the Vice-Chancellor of Bangor University, Professor John G. Hughes, opened the latest section of the Wales Coast Path at the University’s Treborth Botanic Garden. The new path runs in an elevated position parallel to the Menai Strait through the Garden’s beautiful mixed woodland.

It follows the route of a historic carriageway which originally conveyed visitors from the Suspension Bridge to a ferry point half way between the two famous bridges, from where a boatman rowed passengers to Ynys Gored Goch to enjoy whitebait teas.

The Coast Path is open to everyone and is funded by the Welsh Government, supplemented by European Funding and administered through Gwynedd County Council’s Coastal Access Team.

The new path includes a section suitable for wheelchair users. Information relating to the history and wildlife of the woodland is provided along the route.

Users are requested to respect the peace and tranquillity of the site which is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The wildlife interest is considerable and includes recent sightings of Red Squirrel – consequently all dogs should be kept on a lead through both the Botanic Garden and the woodland. For safety and enjoyment of pedestrian users, cycling is not permitted.