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TV presenter Sian Lloyd to open Wales Coast Path at Flint

TV PRESENTER Sian Lloyd will be the star guest at the Wales Coast Path opening celebrations in Flint this weekend.

The path, which will run for 870 miles (1,400km) from the Welsh border near Chester to Chepstow, in the south, will be officially opened with events in Flint, Aberystwyth and Cardiff on Saturday.

The path will be a world first in providing a continuous public passage around a country’s coastline.

TV nature presenter Iolo Williams will also be at the castle filming for the last episode of the new series of Bro: Llwybr yr Arfordir for S4C.

The programme, to be aired on Monday at 8.25pm, will join in the celebrations across the country and follow the many organised walks hosted by the Ramblers Society.

The Flint event will start at 11am and will see performers such as the Flint Male Voice choir and the Moincoin Ceilidh Band take to the stage. Children’s entertainment will include magic workshops and a storyteller telling tales of the coast.

Local food and drink producers will also be there to showcase their work and provide samples of their goods.

Mike Taylor, senior coastal ranger for Flintshire Countryside Services, said: “Saturday will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join Wales-wide festivities celebrating the path, which will put Flint well and truly on the coast path map!

“May 5 is just the start though – we will continue with projects along the coast for the rest of this year and beyond. There’s still lots to be done on viewpoints, interpretation panels and footpath resurfacing and we will be having a series of celebration events for some time to come.”

Bagillt will hold its own opening celebrations at 5pm tomorrow (Friday) near the scrapyard.

Visit www.ramblers.org.uk for details of walks in Flintshire.