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Rebecca Morris left her home in Powys on St David's Day. Today she hit the 900 mile mark when she walked from Barry Island to Cardiff.Read the full story ›
A Welsh grandmother is walking more than 1000 miles around Wales to raise money for a homeless charity.
Rebecca Morris left her home at Knighton in Powys on St David's Day. Today she's expected to hit the 900 mile mark when she walks from Barry Island to Cardiff.
" I have had a couple of times along the way where I've had a bit of a bad leg and I've had difficult days" she told ITV News.
"But considering the distance, and the fact that I've walked every day fifteen miles for sixty days, I've been very lucky. I've met some fabulous people along the way"
Celebrations are taking place today to mark the second anniversary of the opening of the Wales coast path.
Culture and Sport Minister, John Griffiths AM, will join walkers on a Ramblers Cymru Big Welsh Walk at Southerndown Beach in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The anniversary also sees the start of the Love the Welsh Coast campaign, run in partnership with Natural Resources Wales.
The campaign is a month-long programme of walks and other events to highlight the Wales Coast Path and attract visitors to the coast.
Developed by the Welsh Government in partnership with Natural Resources Wales, 16 local authorities and two National Parks, the 870 mile Wales Coast Path is the first path in the world to run right along the coastline of a country.
In the year running up to September 2013 the path attracted 2.82 million visitors and provided a £32.3m economic boost to coastal towns and villages across Wales.
Three of North Wales' walking holiday companies are joining forces to provide a service for ambitious walkers looking to tackle the whole of the northern Wales Coast Path.
Together the three companies will be able to book all the necessary accommodation and handle all the logistics of baggage transfer and pickups.
There is nothing more annoying than walking along a trail all day and then discovering that you have to walk another two miles to get to your hotel - and another two miles to get back to the trail the next morning.
Luggage transport means that being weighed down with a haversack is a thing of the past. No heavy bag makes walking much more enjoyable and hugely increases the ground that can be covered in a day.
A new initiative has been set up to use the Wales Coast Path as a shot in the arm for the Tourist Industry in North Wales.
Three of North Wales' walking holiday companies have joined forces to provide what they call a full and seamless service for ambitious walkers looking to tackle the whole of the northern Wales Coast Path.
Together the three companies will be able to book all the necessary accommodation, and handle the logistics of baggage transfer and pickups, while walkers are free to relax and enjoy the scenery.
The three companies that will operate the service are Clwydian Walking Holidays, Anglesey Walking Holidays and Edge of Wales Walk.
The Wales Coast Path is an 870 mile path that goes all the way around the Welsh Coast. 320 miles of the path are in North Wales.
Funding of £855,000 has been announced today to help make sure Wales is prepared for the tourist season, following the winter storms.
The Wales Coast Path, which welcomes nearly three million visitors every year, will receive £545,000, so that areas of the path that were damaged during the bad weather in December and January can be repaired in time for summer.
This funding will be available to the 17 local authorities that were the worst hit.
Aberystwyth, one of the areas hardest hit by the January storms, will also benefit from a £310,000 allocation to restore the promenade and get the area back to business.
The funding will be used to replace damaged lighting, railings and street furniture like benches, bins and flag poles.
The promenade sea wall will also be repaired and repointed.
Today's announcement takes the total funding to over £10 million to help coastal areas which suffered from the wettest winter on record.
It's an 870 mile long walk, that's made the Welsh economy more than £32million. It is the Wales Coast Path and Megan Boot has been finding out how its beauty is becoming very profitable.
Visitors to Wales' coastal path have helped to boost the Welsh economy by £32m in the last year.
The results from two surveys has found that nearly three million people were attracted to the welsh coast last year, of which 95% were visiting on a walking holiday.
The 'Visitors Survey' has also shown that local businesses have benefitted from the increased tourism.
32% of businesses taking part in the survey say the Wales Coast Path will become more important in future to the success of their business in the future.
The coastal path was opened in May last year and stretches 870 miles from Flintshire to Chepstow.
Hundreds of people have gathered at the Senedd for the end of Walk on Wales - a charity trek by soldiers, family and friends.
11 relay teams have taken part in the walk which began on 25th August and travelled around the Welsh coastal path.
Walk on Wales is a charity set up by two veteran Welsh guards who served in the Falklands War.
The baton is inscribed with the names of the 50 Welsh Guardsmen who have died serving their country since the end of the Second World War.
The charity hopes to raise £1m for the Welsh Guards Afghanistan Appeal and Combat Stress.