Temporary Path Diversions

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

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.

Network Rail Barmouth Viaduct upgrade 2020 to 2022 in Gwynedd

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.

Local Authority Location Reason Diversion Map Date
Cardiff Central Cardiff Health and Safety en Until further notice
Denbighshire Rhyl, Splash Point Sea defence works en Until further notice
Gwynedd Barmouth Viaduct Major upgrade works Network Rail Until further notice
Swansea Oxwich Pill footbridge Health and Safety en Until further notice
Swansea Cwm Ivy Erosion en Until further notice

Last updated 22 Oct 2020

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