I’ve spent the last couple of weeks researching and plotting a route along the Wales Coast Path but I’m beginning to have second thoughts. Finding reasonably priced accommodation has been frustrating. I’ve looked up well over a hundred B&B’s and it would seem that accommodation, on average, is much pricier on the WCP then what I’m used to on long-distance footpaths in England and Scotland.
At first I thought the sticker shock might be the cost of inflation since 2010 but when I checked many of the B&B’s I stayed at on my LEJOG I found the majority had only increased their rates marginally, and in fact a couple had shaved a quid or two off their prices. Of course there are some reasonably priced B&B’s along the WCP, not to mention hostels, bunkhouses and camp sites, however I’m wondering if I’ll get better value for money elsewhere, for example, on the southern section of the SWCP and on Offa’s Dyke Path. What do you think?
I’m also wondering if a month and a half of coastal walking is too much of a good thing. I loved the SWCP but after 11 days I looked forward to a change of scenery.
Wales Coast Path blogs are as thin on the ground as cheap and cheerful B&B’s and so I’ve read very few opinions on the WCP. I suspect both of these will increase in the next few years. In the meantime if you have an opinion I’d love to hear it.