7th March 2012

It’s a world first for Wales!

Viv Alexander

Coastal Wales has been named the “best region on Earth” to visit in 2012 by the Lonely Planet travel guide. Wales is gearing up for the official opening of the Wales Coast Path – the only complete ‘formal’ walking trail to follow a country’s entire coastline in the world. The opening on 5 May 2012 will be marked by a image - How can we connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path? weekend of walks and events along the path to celebrate and involve local communities.

Ordnance Survey’s GeoVation is really excited to be working with Ramblers Cymru, the Welsh Government, Technology Strategy Board, Visit Wales and the Inventorium to run a new challenge: How can we connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path? The challenge will call for ideas to help encourage visitors to the Path and stimulate sustainable economic growth, health and well being and social inclusion in coastal communities.

The Challenge will launch on 14 March – watch this space to find out more!