Wales Coast Path - Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

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Explore the Ceredigion Heritage Coast with its picturesque coastal towns and villages and stunning beaches. From the historic market town of Cardigan in the south, to the Dyfi Estuary and the stunning dunes of Ynyslas in the north of the county, the Coast Path follows the majestic sweep of Cardigan Bay. The Ceredigion Coast section of the Wales Coast Path providers the walker with glimpses of dolphins and porpoise, seals and a host of marine birds throughout the year around.

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A walk up Constitution Hill in Aberystwyth  or take the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway, a the funicular railway to the top of Constitution Hill where you’ll find spectacular views, a café and the world’s largest camera obscura.The Aberystwyth to Llanrhystud (17km / 10.5 miles) is a challenging section of the coast path with no settlements and is one of the least walked sections.

Aberaeron to New Quay (10km / 6.25 miles) offers spectacular cliff top views. Aberaeron is an attractive town with a square of elegant Regency-style buildings and the nearby Llanerchaeron is a National Trust estate which is worth a detour. At New Quay, the preferred route is along the beach, but at high tide you may have to follow the road.

New Quay marks the halfway point of the Wales Coast Path. Enjoy sightings of pods of bottlenose dolphins in Cardigan Bay either from the Wales Coast Path or on dedicated Dolphin Spotting boat trips from New Quay harbour.

Aberporth to Mwnt (8km / 5 miles) is a remote section of Coast Path positioned along the tops of cliffs and coastal slopes. With secret coves and caves, it is one of the best sections for spotting dolphins and seals. Seek out the iconic, medieval Mwnt Church of the Holy Cross and nearby picturesque Mwnt beach.

Heading north from the Dyfi estuary is the Eyri (Snowdonia) section of the Wales Coast Path

CEREDIGION COAST - Suggested Walks:
Please note that distances are one way unless otherwise specified. Where public transport is shown, this means that the start and finish points are linked (timetable dependent). The use of to plan your journey is recommended.

1. BORTH to ABERYSTWYTH (9.5km / 6miles)
This is an interesting and challenging section of Heritage Coast with several big climbs. The walk links up the railway stations so that you can let the train take the strain on your return leg. (Train or Bus)

2. ABERYSTWYTH to LLANRHYSTUD (17km / 10.5miles)
With no settlements between these locations and with few feeder paths, this is one of the least walked sections of the Ceredigion Coast Path. Despite its challenges, it is rewarding. (Bus)

3. ABERAERON to NEW QUAY (10km / 6.25miles)
This walk, between two of Ceredigion’s main coastal towns, offers spectacular cliff top views. Aberaeron is regarded as one of the most attractive towns in Wales with a square of elegant Regency-style buildings. At New Quay, the preferred route is along the beach, but at high tide you may have to follow the road. (Bus)

4. CWMTYDU to LLANGRANNOG (7.5km / 4.75miles)
Arguably the most spectacular part of the Ceredigion Coast Path, this section is Heritage Coast and includes the iconic Ynys Lochtyn. Llangrannog’s lovely beach is home to Carreg Bica – a rock which, legend has it, used to be a giant’s tooth. (Bus – certain days only)

5. ABERPORTH (1km / 0.6miles each way)
A section of path specifically designed for wheelchairs along the eastern end of Aberporth Bay with spectacular cliff top views of the Ceredigion coastline. Aberporth is also a great place for dolphin spotting. (Bus)

6. ABERPORTH to MWNT (8km / 5miles)
A remote section of Coast Path positioned along the tops of cliffs and coastal slopes and below the fringe of agricultural land. The tranquility and isolation of this section induces a feeling of separation from the pace of modern life.(Bus – certain days only)

A coastal walk should always be a safe and enjoyable experience and you should leave the environment as you found it.
• Stay on the Path and away from cliff edges.
• Wear boots and warm, waterproof clothing.
• Take extra care in windy and/or wet conditions.
• Always supervise children.
• Remember that mobile signal can be patchy in some coastal destinations.
• If you have restricted mobility, for suggestions on suitable walks.
Please follow the Countryside Code:
• Be safe - plan ahead and follow any signs.
• Leave gates and property as you find them.
• Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home.
• Keep dogs under close control

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Wales Coast Path | Ceredigion

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Wales Coast Path | Ceredigion Coast, Cardigan - Borth, Ceredigion, SY24 5HX

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