Just off to the printers after exhaustive checking and proofing is the eagerly awaited Official Guide to the South Wales Coast section of the 870-mile Wales Coast Path.

The lavishly illustrated, map pocket-size guide is the only one supported and endorsed by Natural Resources Wales, the Welsh government body responsible for the creation and daily management of the popular long distance route. The Official Guide: Wales Coast Path: South Wales Coast, written by outdoor expert Vivienne Crow, is the only guide you’ll need to the varied and final section of the path between Swansea and Chepstow.

Highlights of the route include the historic coastal cities of Swansea and Cardiff, vast sand dune systems at Merthyr Mawr and Kenfig Burrows, the stunning limestone scenery and fossil-rich cliffs of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, the Newport Wetlands RSPB reserve, the open Wentlooge Levels, and of course pretty Chepstow itself.

The book will be widely available at bookshops, TICs and other outlets and is priced at just £13.99.