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Happy birthday, footpath of the coast of Wales! Take a walk to celebrate the seventh anniversary of this 870-mile trail

  • Visit Dunraven Bay or the boathouse of Dylan Thomas as part of the celebrations
  • Llantwit Major is a great starting point, full of history
  • Cabins in Hide at St Donats from £ 109 per night. Visit walescoastpath.gov.uk

On stones and through rock pools, my fellow ramblers appear, about 40 years older than me. I'm not a hiker. However, when I see that the waterfalls fall down the cliffs of Dunraven Bay, I promise to be one.

Trekking four miles along the coast of Monknash, Glamorgan, runs through the remains of Dunraven Castle.

This is just a small part of the Welsh Coast Walking Trail Festival, which marks the seventh anniversary of the 870-mile coastal trail. More than 40 guided hikes (mainly free) have been organized and are suitable for hikers of any age.

Natural beauty: Dunraven Bay became famous as & # 39; Bad Wolf Bay & # 39; in Doctor Who. It was the site of the final farewell to David Tennant and Billie Piper.

Natural beauty: Dunraven Bay became famous as & # 39; Bad Wolf Bay & # 39; in Doctor Who. It was the site of the final farewell to David Tennant and Billie Piper.

Llantwit Major is a great starting point, full of history, from its labyrinth of medieval streets, Iron Age fortresses and fine Tudor buildings, to a religious history dating back to 500 AD.

Known as the 'Abbey of Westminster of Wales', the Church of St. Illtud and the House of the Chapel of Galilee carved Celtic stones.

I make a glamping stop overnight at Hide at St Donats, which seats 12 people. The couples stay in Walden Lodge, Bugail Hut or in one of the three wooden cabins, all spacious.

Literary history: the boat house of Dylan Thomas in Laugharne

Literary history: the boat house of Dylan Thomas in Laugharne

The morning calls.

And after the poached eggs, this time I go out for Laugharne, Carmarthen, famous for the poets Dylan Thomas and Richard Hughes.

Walking uphill, you'll see the Taf Estuary, the boathouse of Dylan, Gower, Devon, Caldey Island and Tenby. Nothing surpasses it.