Coast Path celebrations
School pupils have joined in the celebrations to mark the second anniversary of
the opening of the Wales Coast Path.
Coastal ranger Karen Rippin and local historian and recently elected County
Councillor Vicky Perfect took pupils from Connah’s Quay High School through the
history of Flint Castle which is a prominent landmark along the Flintshire
section of the path.
They also walked along the coast path to enjoy the history, heritage and
wildlife in the estuary and learned about the history of Flint Dock.
Councillor Bernie Attridge, Cabinet Member for Environment said: “The
Flintshire part of the coast path is rich with heritage and it’s great that our
local children are learning about their surroundings, the environment and where
they come from. The creation of the path has been responsible for bringing more
visitors to the area plus as each section of the path has its own history it
tells a great story about the region.”
The event took place on Friday 16 May and celebrates the All Wales Coast Path -
an 870 mile path around the entire coastline of Wales that officially opened in
May 2012. The Wales Coast Path has been developed by the Welsh Government in
partnership with the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW), sixteen local
authorities and two National Parks.
Photo caption: Pupils from Connahs Quay High School with their teacher Mary
Daniels at Flint Castle.