Sand Dune walks
Relax in the sand dunes of Wales
A collection of fun and exciting walks following in Sean’s footsteps throughout the TV series
The six episode programme is being shown across the ITV UK network starting weekly on Thursday 23 July 2020 at 8pm (GMT). It was first aired in Wales back in April.
This exciting ITV Wales six-episode programme explores the fascinating history and wildlife along the 870 mile (1,400 km) Wales Coast Path. Hosted by presenter Sean Fletcher (Good Morning Britain, Countryfile), he chats with people who share their love and passion for the Welsh coastline whilst exploring some of the most stunning sections of the path.
We’ve put together a collection of walks which follow Sean’s footsteps so you too can discover your own wonders of the coast path.
Sean learns about the rare Natterjack toads which make Talacre beach their home.
Sean discovers more about the Great Orme’s ancient copper mine history – the world’s largest prehistoric copper mine.
Sean enjoyed a tasty cookout with the sweetest of mussels on the banks of the Menai Strait with brother and owners of the renowned local restaurant The Marram Grass.
RSPB warden Denise Shaw chats with Sean at the top of the lighthouse about her family connections there. He also learns about the flock of Hebridean sheep fitted with GPS trackers to manage the heathland.
Download our North Wales coast multi day walking itinerary from seaside town Rhyl to world heritage site in Conwy (25 miles / 40 km) or our Isle of Anglesey itinerary starting from Valley to Four Mile Bridge (25 miles / 42 km) in the north west of this small but mighty island.
You can enjoy the same view over the Menai Strait like Sean when he crewed the Danish schooner Vilma from Port Penrhyn to Caernarfon.
Sean talks to Rhys Roberts, our Wales Coast Path officer for this section about using technology to bring the path to a wider audience. You’re spoilt for choice with eighteen specially developed circular walks in this area which all link to the path.
Sean meets inspirational local surfer Llewleyn who rides the waves at Porth Neigwl despite losing his leg when a car hit him.
Download our Llŷn Peninsula multi day walking itinerary from Pwllheli to Aberdaron (31 miles / 49 km) on the southern tip of this stunning section of the path.
Sean learns about Harlech castle, one of King Edward’s I impressive fortresses along the Welsh coastline.
Sean learns about Wales’ rich folklore when Angharad Wynne, a published author and poet tells the tale of the Lost City of Cantre’r Gwaelod in Borth.
Sean learns about the local dolphin population in New Quay (the official half way point of the Wales Coast Path) and gets busy with a group of path volunteers building a bridge. He also joins in a Celtic Longboat race with the Aberporth Team against their rivals Llangrannog.
Download our Ceredigion multi day itinerary starting from Borth to Aberaeron where 24 miles / 38km of glorious coastal walking awaits you. from Borth to Aberaeron (24 miles /38 km) enough for three days of glorious walking.
Sean learns how members of Pembrokeshire Blind Society enjoy the path using other senses on a walk from Haroldstone Chins to Broad Haven.
Top tip - This route can be done on the bus. However, if you’re driving, there is parking Broadhaven and limited disabled parking available at Haroldston Chins. There is also a short wheelchair walk at Haroldston Chins.
Sean picks up tips on how to carry out an archaeological dig next to one of the busiest sections of the coast path in Pembrokeshire. The following walks take in Whitesands Bay:
Sean gains special access to this Ministry of Defence owned land, a section of the path rarely open to walkers. The Castlemartin Firing Range times are released once a month in advance. Range West is only available on guided walks and Range East is available when there is no firing practice.
Download our Pembrokeshire into Carmarthenshire multi day itinerary. You’ll be walking one of the iconic sections of the path from Manorbier in Pembrokeshire and finishing at Pendine Sands in Carmarthenshire (19 mile / 30 km).
Sean visits this open beach where the land speed record duel took place back in the late 1920s.
Sean tries his hand at cockle fishing with one of the oldest family cockle business ‘Selwyn’s’ at Ferryside.
Sean walks one of the most popular sections of the path at Rhossili and beats the high tide to walk the tidal island, Worm’s Head at the tip of the Gower Peninsula with National Trust ranger Kathryn Thomas.
(all walks devised by National Trust)
At Bracelet Bay, Sean learns how the Down to Earth project is making the most of coastal activities to help a group of adults with physical and learning disabilities and asylum seekers.
Download our Carmarthenshire Bay and Gower multi day itinerary. This section of the path (26 mile / 41km) passes fantastic views of Worm’s Head, one of the most well known and loved landmarks in this area.
Sean meets Welsh Opera singer Shan Cothi to take in the beauty of Wales’ highest sand dunes on horseback at Merthyr Mawr Warren National Nature Reserve.
Visiting one of the most dramatic sections of the path, Sean meets up with Dr Claire Earlie (Coastal Geomorphologist from Cardiff University) to discover when and how the sea cliffs were formed.
Sean learns about Marconi’s historic first radio transmission over open water in 1897 and the story on how it was done.
Keeping the rare tradition of lave fishing alive, Sean meets the last remaining Lave Net fishermen at Black Rock on the Severn Estuary.
Download our South Wales coast multi day itinerary. This 29 mile / 46km itinerary will take you from Barry, the home of Gavin and Stacey the TV hit series and along the Glamorgan Heritage coast and finishing in Porthcawl, the home of the new state of the art water sports centre.