Walking the Ceredigion Coastal Path
The Ceredigion Coast Path follows a 60 miles / 96 km route between the Teifi and Dyfi estuaries. The footpath links coastal towns and villages along the spectacular scenery of the Cardigan Bay coastline. The path is rich in wild flowers, seabirds and a wealth of other wildlife that awaits the walker.
The sections of the path are as follows from north to south:
- Ynyslas to Aberystwyth 11.7 miles 18.7 km
- Aberystwyth to Llanrhystud 10.6 miles 15.7 km
- Llanrhystud to Aberaeron 7.4 miles 11.9 km
- Aberaeron to New Quay 6.5 miles 10.5 km
- New Quay to Llangrannog 9.4 miles 15.0 km
- Llangrannog to Aberporth 4.8 miles 7.7 km
- Aberporth to Cardigan 11.7 miles 18.7km
You can walk as little or as much of this path as you wish, as it passes through many places where a car can be parked. In many of these locations there are hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and / or pubs with accommodation where you can stay the night and get a meal. However, especially in the summer months it is imperative that these are booked well in advance. A complete guidebook to the coastal path is available from Tourist Information Centres in Aberaeron and New Quay (seasonal).
Important to remember:
- Plan ahead, check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.
- Let someone know when you leave and expect to return.
- Take a mobile phone, but remember that there may not always be a signal.
- The path may be steep and / or muddy, so sturdy footwear should be worn.
- Dogs should be under control where the path passes through fields with livestock.
- Leave gates and property as you find them.
- Do not disturb plants or animals, ruins or historic sites.
- Take all litter home with you.
- Support the rural community and buy your supplies from local shops and markets.
Aberaeron to Llanerch Aeron
A 3km route through the pleasant Aeron Valley linking the coastal town of Aberaeron with the National Trust property at Llanerchaeron.
The Route - The gravel surfaced route follows the old railway line alongside the river Aeron with short sections of quiet country roads at each end. Apart from a moderate uphill section at the Aberaeron end the route is generally flat and is suitable for most grades of cyclist..
- IN ABERAERON follow the A482 south from Alban Square for 1/4 mile then take the road on the left to Bro Allt-y-Graig. This road is about 200 yards north of the river bridge. Parking is available in Aberaeron.
- LLANERCHAERON is just off the A482 about 2 miles outside Aberaeron, Parking is available near the National Trust Property.
Newquay to Aberaeron
- Where is it? The walk starts In the town of New Quay, "Cei Newydd", on Cardigan Bay, Ceredigion. It finishes in Aberaeron and is part of the newly opened Ceredigion Coastal Path
- How long will it take ? : Approximately 3 hr. Approximately 6.8 miles, 10 km
- What's the attraction? : Beautiful unspoilt views of Cardigan Bay, and with luck you may spot the dolphins in the Bay. (the best place to see the dolphins is the harbour at New Quay)
- Essentials : Wear stout footwear and be prepared for bad weather, believe it or not it can rain in Wales! The walk is quite straight forward, just follow the waymarkers. Carry an OS map and compass. Please note that the return bus to New Quay may have the Welsh name of Cei Newydd displayed. And the bus to Cardigan may have the Welsh name of Aberteifi displayed
- Rating : Moderate. There are a few short climbs but the path mostly sticks to the lower slopes of the hillsides
- Car Parking : Park the car in the central car park above the harbour in New Quay. Charges �2.00 per 8hrs as of 2008
- Facilities : Refreshments available in Aberaeron. Toilets close to the harbour in Aberaeron.