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New footpath provides a safer way to West Angle Bay

Visitors and residents can now enjoy a safer walk to a popular beach in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, thanks to a new footpath linking the village of Angle with West Angle Bay.

The 280 metre-long path means people will no longer need to walk along a narrow minor road, which becomes congested in the summer season with traffic visiting the beach.


Pictured at the start of the new footpath are (left to right) owner of the Angle Estate, John Allen-Mirehouse; Park Authority Chair, Gwyneth Hayward; Angle Community Council Chairman, Cllr Andy Hill; Park Authority Warden Ian McCarthy; local contractor Paul Butland, Park Authority Warden Ossie Duffy and Park Authority Access and Rights of Way Manager, Anthony Richards.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority Access and Rights of Way Manager, Anthony Richards said: “The new route will encourage more people to walk between the village and the coast and connects to the surrounding network of public footpaths, including the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail.

“This improvement would not have been possible without the co-operation of John Allen-Mirehouse, the owner of Angle Estate, who dedicated the land at no cost to enable the construction of the public footpath, together with the co-operation of the Estate’s tenant who also gave his consent for the work.

“The National Park Authority has also worked with Pembrokeshire County Council to improve the verge on the remaining section of road linking the footpath to the coast.”

 The new footpath connects to the surrounding network of public footpaths, including the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail.
The new footpath connects to the surrounding network of public footpaths, including the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail.​

The improvements, including the construction of a surfaced footpath and fencing, were undertaken by local contractors Paul Butland Mini Digger Services and Pembrokeshire Fencing alongside National Park Authority Wardens. The work was supervised by Area Warden Manager Tim Jones.

The need for this route was identified by Angle Community Council and funds were secured by the National Park Authority to deliver this much needed improvement from the Welsh Government’s Rights of Way Improvement Plan grant programme.

Published 29 March 2018


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