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Coast Path celebrations

Published: 30/05/2014

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.


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