New Grid Reference markers to promote safety while revealing some Welsh place-names along the iconic Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path
An innovative project spearheaded and funded by the Friends of the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path and supported by HM Coastguard and the Welsh Place Name Society will be launched this summer on one of the most iconic sections of the Wales Coast Path. The project aims to promote safety along the path following concerns expressed by the Holyhead Coastguard while also drawing attention to some local place-names along the coastal path.
The 225km path attracts many thousands of people to some of the most stunning and remote areas of the Welsh coastline. As the numbers of walkers increase, the Friends of the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path are eager to ensure that people who find themselves in difficulties can accurately report their position to the Coastguard.
Over 250 plaques will display a six-figure grid reference on a colour coded background and an associated sequential number, allowing accurate reporting of a position to the Coastguard. The new signs will also include the name of the location.