The objective of the Cymru360 expedition is to track down pioneers of sustainable living solutions and highlight their efforts in a series of short films. These individuals exemplify our belief that transition to a sustainable future starts with ordinary people taking local action and driving change from the bottom up.
Films produced so far include: Gerald Miles, who created Wales’s first Community Supported Agriculture Farm (CSA); Evie Furness, who, along with her colleagues from Swansea University, started Britain’s first seagrass restoration project on the Pembrokeshire Coast; and David Kennard, who formed the UK’s first underwater cleanup group, NARC (Neptunes Army of Rubbish Cleaners).
Biking (Deeside to Hay-on-Wye)
Overview: Biking by road following (as closely as possible) the border between Wales and England, filming sustainability stories along the way, including Wrexham, Welshpool, Knighton.
Features: Offa’s Dyke, Cambrian Mountains, Shopshire Hills AONB.
Distance: 125-150 miles
Walking (Black Mountains – Hay-on-Wye to Pandy)
Overview: Hiking the length of the Black Mountains.
Features: Llanthony Priory, Hatterrall Ridge, Offa’s Dyke.
Distance: 20 miles
Canoe (Pandy to Chepstow)
Overview: Kayaking and pack-rafting the River Monnow to Monmouth, then the River Wye to Chepstow. Features: Wye Valley AONB, Tintern Abbey, Chepstow Castle.
Distance: 40 miles
Biking (Chepstow to Milford Haven)
Overview: Biking the south coast of Wales
Features: Gower Peninsula AONB, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Distance: 170 miles
Pedal Boat (Milford Haven to Deeside)
Overview: Using the same boat that Jason used to circle the planet using only human power, the final leg will be to pedal from Milford Haven up the west coast of Wales to Anglesey, through the Menai Straits to Bangor, then up the River Dee to close the loop.
Features: Pembrokeshire coastline, Llyn Peninsula, Nefyn Bay, Snowdon NP
Distance: 250 miles
Cymru360 is part of a larger project, GB360, that aims to circumnavigate Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and England over the course of three years.