Temporary Path Diversions

An up to date list of current temporary diversions along the path

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From time to time it is necessary to temporarily divert sections of the Wales Coast Path - mostly for reasons of public safety following severe weather, landslides or construction work. 

However, 'we never close' is our motto and an alternative route should always be available..

If there is something wrong on the Wales Coast Path, please let us know via our Report a Path Issue form.

Gwynedd  

Barmouth Viaduct upgrade 2020 to 2022 (Network Rail)

Major work to start upgrading the 150 year old viaduct starts in September 2020. It will affect the route of the path as it goes over the viaduct across the Mawddawch Estuary and continues south towards Fairbourne. During this upgrade the bridge will be closed temporarily on certain dates.

An alternative route is being looked into for walkers on the path and will be posted on this page. If you are planning to walk in this area, we suggest you also follow Network Rail social media for updates.

Pont yr Aber pedestrian swing bridge in Caernarfon

5th July 2022
The Pont yr Aber bridge between Caernarfon castle and Caernarfon playground which allows a crossing over the Afon Seiont is sometimes closed. When this happens, please follow the diversion route on the map. You can report this closure to Gwynedd Council

Anglesey 

16/06/2021 Moelfre diversion: Walkers directed through Nant Bychan Estate and along the A5108 road into Moelfre.

Local Authority Location Reason Diversion Map Date
Until further notice
Cardiff Central Cardiff Health and Safety en Until further notice
Conwy Old Colwyn Promenade Coastal defence works en 31-03-2022
Denbighshire Rhyl, Splash Point Sea defence works en Until further notice
Gwynedd Porth Colmon to Traeth Penllech Land slip en Until further notice
Gwynedd Caernarfon Pont yr Aber Bridge closure en Until further notice
Isle of Anglesey Moelfre Land instability en Until further notice
Swansea Cwm Ivy Erosion en Until further notice
Vale of Glamorgan Nash Point Police investigation Until further notice

Last updated 05 Jul 2022