Wales boasts three National Trails and is the only country in Europe to have a dedicated footpath around its entire coastline, i.e. the 870-mile (1,400 km) Wales Coast Path.
What Wales didn’t have until now was a long-distance walk which linked its two traditional ‘ends’ – a route which would capture people’s imagination and direct hikers through the most stunning landscapes Wales has to offer.
O Fôn i Fynwy fills that gap, by providing a long-distance route that is walkable by someone of reasonable fitness in normal weather conditions (in Wales, that probably means some rain and mist) without undue difficulty or danger.
The traditional Welsh expression ‘O Fôn i Fynwy’ literally means from Anglesey (Ynys Môn) to Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy) but is also used figuratively to mean the whole of Wales.
This 364-mile route starts at Holyhead and passes through Wales’s most stunning landscapes, including the Anglesey AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Snowdonia National Park, the Cambrian Mountains, the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley AONB. It ends in Chepstow on the Wales-England border.
As well as linking the two traditional ‘ends’ of Wales, O Fôn i Fynwy will truly be a walk to remember.