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


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. Report this closure to Gwynedd Council


16 June 2021. Moelfre diversion - walkers directed through Nant Bychan Estate and along the A5108 road into Moelfre.


3rd April 2024. Pembrey diversion - There are two sections on the path near Pembrey airport which are affected by flooding. The diversion goes along Sustrans cycling route number 4 in Burry Port and Pembrey. The entire diversion is shown across 3 separate maps (in PDF format and are between 5.5 KB to 5.4 KB)
Map 1 shows the diversion near Pembrey airport
Map 2 shows diversion through Burry Port and Pembrey
Map 3 shows flooded sections of the path (in blue solid boxes)

Neath Port Talbot

12 May 2023. The path is closed on the grounds of safety, due to the continuing formation of deep sinkholes along the tarmac path adjacent to the River Neath. Please note that the route is blocked off by the river bank on the north, at grid ref SS731931. Please follow the diversion signs on the map provided in the table below.

Updated 28 June 2024 16:34

Local Authority Location Reason Diversion Map Date
Cardiff Central Cardiff Health and Safety en until further notice
Carmarthenshire Pembrey airfield Flooding en until further notice
Ceredigion Aberarth Landslip en until 05-07-2024
Conwy Kinmel Bay from week commencing 3 June 2024 Coastal Defence work en until 28-06-2024
Denbighshire Rhyl seafront Coastal defence work en until 30-09-2025
Flintshire Mostyn Collapsed section of the path en until further notice
Gwynedd Porth Colmon to Traeth Penllech Land slip en until further notice
Gwynedd Hafan y Môr holiday park near Pwllheli Coastal Defence Work en until 17-05-2024
Gwynedd Porth Meudwy Landslide en until further notice
Gwynedd Nefyn, Footpath 19 Cliff stabilisation works and footpath improvements en until 08-11-2024
Isle of Anglesey Moelfre Land instability en until further notice
Neath Port Talbot The Quays Deep sinkholes en until further notice
Newport Transporter Bridge Flood defence work en until further notice
Pembrokeshire Coppet Hall to Wiseman's Bridge near Saundersfoot Landslip en until 19-07-2024
Pembrokeshire Amroth Landslide en until further notice
Swansea Cwm Ivy Erosion en until further notice
Vale of Glamorgan Llanwit Major Footpath number 3 and 58 Cliff fall en until further notice

Last updated 28 Jun 2024