Bev’s Sabbatical – the Wales Ways

The Wales Ways are recently named routes for travel by car. Together with Offa’s Dyke, they offer a perfect way for Mark and I to “finish off Wales” in my latest sabbatical (January and February 2022) before we head off, next summer, to a new phase of our life nearer to our children and grandchildren.

Ou basic plan is to visit all six (Anglican) cathedrals in Wales and to explore theological themes arising from our visits. All are on or near to the three Wales Ways so we plan to use them to travel to the sites. And if there are any ancient monuments on the way, e.g. Caerwent, Caerleon, Pentre Ifan, we will visit them too!

There are three Wales Ways:

  • “The North Wales Way leads 75 miles (120km) past mighty castles, following the old trading route, along our northern coast into Anglesey.” See The North Wales Way. Basically, it is the A55 from Mold to Holyhead!
  • “The Cambrian Way is a complete north-south journey along the mountainous spine of Wales, running for 185 miles (300km) from coast to coast.” Mostly, this is the A470, from Llandudno to Cardiff. See The Cambrian Way.
  • “The Coastal Way runs the entire length of Cardigan Bay. It’s a 180-mile (290km) odyssey that threads between blue seas and big mountains.” See The Coastal Way.

Living in Llandudno, we have done the North Wales Way frequently of course, though not in one go. We have also done the Cambrian Way (before it was named that) but we will redo it in full. Doing the whole of Cardigan Bay to St David’s along the Coastal Way will mostly be a new journey for us.

For further information on the Wales Ways visit the CADW and Visit Wales websites.


One thought on “Bev’s Sabbatical – the Wales Ways

  1. Thanks Bev for sharing your plans for your sabbatical. What an interesting programme! Maybe there will be an opportunity for ‘An Evening with the Wales Ways’ before you and Mark move on to a new life in the Borders, much nearer your family. Walk and drive safely!


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