Temporary Path Diversions
An up to date list of current temporary diversions along the path
From time to time it is necessary to temporarily divert sections of the Wales Coast Path - mostly for reasons of public safety following severe weather, landslides or construction work.
However, 'we never close' is our motto and an alternative route should always be available..
If there is something wrong on the Wales Coast Path, please let us know via our Report a Path Issue form.
Barmouth Viaduct upgrade 2020 to 2022 (Network Rail)
Major work to start upgrading the 150 year old viaduct starts in September 2020. It will affect the route of the path as it goes over the viaduct across the Mawddawch Estuary and continues south towards Fairbourne. During this upgrade the bridge will be closed temporarily on certain dates.
An alternative route is being looked into for walkers on the path and will be posted on this page. If you are planning to walk in this area, we suggest you also follow Network Rail social media for updates.
- Follow Network Rail Wales and Border Twitter for updates. Twitter handle @NetworkRailWAL
- Read the latest information about Barmouth Viaduct upgrade, frequently asked questions and temporary bridge closures
Pont yr Aber pedestrian swing bridge in Caernarfon
5th July 2022
The Pont yr Aber bridge between Caernarfon castle and Caernarfon playground which allows a crossing over the Afon Seiont is sometimes closed. When this happens, please follow the diversion route on the map. You can report this closure to Gwynedd Council
16/06/2021 Moelfre diversion: Walkers directed through Nant Bychan Estate and along the A5108 road into Moelfre.
Table updated 07.12.2022
|Local Authority||Location||Reason||Diversion Map||Date|
|Cardiff||Central Cardiff||Health and Safety||en||Until further notice|
|Conwy||Old Colwyn Promenade||Coastal defence works||en||31-03-2022|
|Conwy||Marine Drive (North Shore), Great Orme, Llandudno||Rock Fall||en||Until further notice|
|Denbighshire||Rhyl, Splash Point||Sea defence works||en||Until further notice|
|Gwynedd||Porth Colmon to Traeth Penllech||Land slip||en||Until further notice|
|Gwynedd||Barmouth Bridge (from 8pm Sunday 13 November to 5am Saturday 10 December 2022)||Upgrade works by Network Rail||09-12-2022|
|Isle of Anglesey||Moelfre||Land instability||en||Until further notice|
|Isle of Anglesey||Porth Trefadog, Llanfaethlu||Landslide||en||Until further notice|
|Pembrokeshire||Amroth||Landslip||en||Until further notice|
|Swansea||Cwm Ivy||Erosion||en||Until further notice|
Last updated 07 Dec 2022