Welcome to the WikiProject based on the Wales Coast Path, the 870 miles (1,400 km) walking route between Chepstow and Queensferry, North Wales opened in 2012.
Llwybrau Byw! Living Paths! project has been launched with the main aim of training new editors in Wales. Hopefully we will see some new articles for places around Chepstow, Raglan, Aberdyfi, Caernarfon.... right up to Queensferry - indeed anywhere in a county bordering the coast! Leave a note on the Training Tab (above) if you would like to receive Wikipedia training or if you would like to be one of the trainers.
Anyone can chip in! - new and existing editors. Wales is a small nation - therein lies its greatness! We need all the help we can in ensuring that information about our nation is available in many other languages.
Any suggestions, please leave a note on the main Talk page, or......just do it! do it!do it!do it! do it! do it! do it! do it! do it! do it! do it! ...be brave and fly!
Living Paths! Llwybrau Byw! is a project that aims to empower local communities with simple Wikipedia web-authoring skills in all coastal counties that border the Wales Coast Path. Wikipedia articles will be developed on locations and points of interests (such as wildlife, shipwreck sites, castles, local tales etc) on the Wales Coast Path.
There is a lack of information readily available on "The Greatest Region on Earth": the Wales Coast Path. Better, richer information on Wikipedia would benefit the users of the path as well as local people. Remember: Wikipedia is not an encyclopaedia - it's a digital encyclopaedia, it's more than an encyclopaedia.
So far, communities in Wales find it difficult to share information about their locality such as historic buildings, circular paths, geographical features and other points of interest. Some information is published in pamphlets but these are expensive to distribute therefore difficult to source. Publishing online is possible but can be difficult due to the complexities of web-authoring for most people. The project addresses this problem by teaching simple skills – how to edit on Wikipedia. If you would like to learn or teach wiki skills, get in touch!
Local people know best about their locality, sights to see and facilities available and through Wikipedia can share that information with the whole world.
If you would like to help, please join the project below. We're presently looking into ways of keeping count of all new articles on the "Challenge" tab so that a running total is automatically added after your name; any ideas, please jot them down in the Talk Page. If you are interested in becoming a Co-ordinatory (if there is a vacancy) please contact the Lead Co-ordinator.
Aled Powell was appointed on the 1st February to coordinate the training throughout Wales.
Coleg Cymraeg Wikipedian in Residence
Coleg has now appointed Marc Haynes as a WiR with the view to licencing some of it's content on a free and open licence, and uploading them to Wikimedia Commons as well as training Coel's academic staff. More to follow.
The Living Paths Project now has 9 new wiki-skills accredited trainers.
Number of new articles created
Number of images uploaded
Input into existing projects
Train the Trainers, Cardiff, February 2014
Welsh language brochures
1 published: Wikimedia UK New Member's Brochure
1 in the press
3 others have been translated, awaiting publication.
Wikimedia Main page / blog translated every week / fortnight