National Park welcome for Walk on Wales
3:19pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
PEMBROKESHIRE Coast National Park Authority Chairman and local county councillor, Cllr Mike James welcomed the Walk on Wales team to St Dogmaels as they began their way along the 186-mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail.
The fundraisers reached St Dogmaels on October 3rd before setting of on a four-day expedition to reach Whitesands on October 7th, before handing the baton on to the next team.
Cllr James said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome this group of fundraisers to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and to the brilliant Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail, which will provide them with some of the best views they will experience along the Wales Coast Path.
“It is great to see so many people walking the Coast Path to raise money for charity and it is wonderful to see the 186-mile challenge is still helping raise funds for a range of good causes, as well as providing people with a great way of keeping fit and viewing our beautiful landscape.”
Walk on Wales is a campaign to raise £1million for the Welsh Guards Afghanistan Appeal and Combat Stress. The Walk started in August, when the first of 11 Walk on Wales relay teams set off to walk the entire Wales Coast Path.
The teams are carrying a silver baton with them inscribed with the names of the 50 Welsh Guardsmen who died in service since the end of the Second World War.
Three of the 11 stages pass through the National Park, the first being Stage seven, led by St Davids resident and former Welsh Guard Jim Salmon.