Thursday, 24 April 2014
This is one of the first books published by Northern Eye as part of a series of official guidebooks for the areas covered by the Wales Coast Path. It retails at £12.99 and faithfully records the path as it presently stands all the way from Bangor to Porthmadog. The ISBN number is ISBN 978-1-908632-24-1. As Edge of Wales Walk this book covers much of the work that we have been doing over the last decade to promote the Llyn Peninsula as a walking destination of quality. It is well illustrated and refers to most places of interest along the coast path. Inevitably there are no in depth surveys of the buildings or the history or the wildlife of the area, but then again not everybody wants a lecture. So for example, pilgrims and herring occupy one page and all the wildlife is covered in 6 pages. The maps are largely 1 in 50,000, but as the signage is improving bit by bit these maps may be adequate if the guidance notes are carefully followed.
Of course, this book will quickly become dated as the coast path from Aberdaron to Penarfynydd is shortly to be much revised with a new all-coastal path being created. However it is accurate as of today and we recommend the book. If the rest of the books covering all areas of the Wales Coast Path are as good as this then they will greatly assist the promotion of this fantastic walk.