1. From the Talbot Hotel, walk over towards the bridge. Turn left, immediately before crossing (by garage), to go through a gate into the churchyard. Bear right to walk along a tarmac path and keep straight ahead between houses until the road widens and you can see a steep, narrow tarmac path leading uphill on your left. Take this to the top and turn right onto the road, then swing left onto the new drive, opposite the Fire Station.
2. Continue to a cattle grid and then bear left, over a stile. Keep the field edge to your left for a few paces and then bear right to drop into a dip and then climb steeply to a stile in the fence above - note there are two stiles quite close together here and you need the left hand, higher one.
3. Walk up the field edge for 50m to another stile on your right. Cross this and bear half left to climb to another stile. Cross this and continue in the same direction to contour around with the hilltop to your left before dropping to a stile in a boggy corner, close to a pile of stones. Bear half right to cross the next narrow field to another stile and cross this then turn right
onto a concrete drive.
4. Follow this to a gate and shortly after this, bear left to walk, parallel to the edge of the field, up to a gate in the top corner. Go through and cross the farm drive to walk up a grassy ramp to another gate. Now follow the sunken track to a gate and go through to continue to a fork, where you keep right. Follow this until it eventually merges with a drive, where you
turn right to follow the drive to the road. Turn left to follow the road easily down and then turn left again to return to Tregaron passing a house named Porth y Ffynnon built close to where Twm Siôn Cati, the local 16th Century outlaw, was born.
Distance: 5.5 kilometre/3.5 miles
Time: 2 hours
Terrain: Mainly well-marked paths across sheep pasture with some road walking on quiet lanes
Suitable for: Most walkers, energetic children. Dogs on lead around livestock.
Grade: Fairly easy
Start/Finish: Tregaron SN680597
Public toilets: Tregaron
Public transport: Weekday and Saturday buses to Tregaron from Aberystwyth and Lampeter
Maps: OS Landranger 147; Explorer 199
Parking: Pay and display car park near Tregaron Square