Heritage Cardigan Bay Coast - 1

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1. Aberystywth Promenade

A seafront favourite for tourists and locals alike, the promenade can be enjoyed year round from the sunrises and sunsets in the late Spring and summer through to the winter when the magnificent starling murmuration takes place.

2. Llanerchaeron (Aberaeron)

Owned by the National Trust, there is a lovely flat walk/cycle route which follows the river Aeron from Aberaeron to the property. In the colder months, we recommend trying the Homemade Cawl and a pot of tea in the tea room afterwards to recharge the batteries. Conti’s Ice Cream is adjacent to enjoy in the summer months.

3. Boardwalk on Cors Caron

In the summer, you could be mistaken for thinking you’ve been transported to the African Savannah! The ancient wetland bogs are totally unique, with the reds, yellows and browns of the landscape contrasting sharply with the lush green hills which surround the area. The three main bogs are accessed through two circular walks and the bird hide provides a perfect opportunity to relax and watch the wildlife and the scenery of Cors Caron. Be sure to take your binoculars.

4. New Quay to Cwmtydu

There are many sections of the Ceredigion coast path that are simply stunning, but the section from New Quay to Cmwtydu features a lovely elevated view of the harbour town and the chance to spot breeding seabirds and dolphins on Bird Rock from the restored coastguard hut just off the path.

5. Devil’s Bridge Circular Walk

Start at Devil’s Bridge and finish at the Vale of Rheidol railway station. The walk takes you through open fields, woodland trails and has three lovely river crossings. This one is best planned (it takes around 3 hours), so take some refreshments along.

6. Spirit of the Miner’s Walk (Cwmsymlog)

The location used in the BBC series Hinterland, there are great views of Pendinas and Aberystwyth as a welcome reward at the end of the long walk.

7. The Arch

There are multiple routes you can take to walk under the famous arch in Ceredigion which was built to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of George III. A popular circular trail takes you through the woodland. There is a great picnic spot nearby for the beginning or end of your trek.

8. Hafod Gentleman’s Walk

With 5 way-marked walks to choose from, these cater for a range of fitness levels. The second celebrated Picturesque circuit created by Johnes starts at the Alpine Bridge and passes through wilder scenery and steeper ground than the other walks at Hafod. It connects with several public footpaths, and has a branch leading to the Cavern Cascade.

9. Ynyslas Beach, Borth

Reached in around an hour from the Cottages, The Ynyslas beach walk features golden sands, rich blue water and beautiful surrounding views. Look out for the ancient submerged forest and the iconic sand dunes.

10. Borth to Talybont

Rising over gentle hills and pastures, this is a walk suitable for most abilities. A pretty section of this walk will take you alongside the Dyfi Estuary.

11. Coast Path Walk from Llangrannog to Ynys Lochtyn

Being one of the most spectacular sections of the Ceredigion cost path, the walk takes stretches of straight treks to modest circular walks with stunning views.

12. Aberporth

An accessible walk for all with fantastic views overlooking quiet coves, caves and cliff sides. It’s perfect for dolphin spotting and enjoying a picnic on one of the many benches on the route.

If you want to see a beach waterfall, be sure to continue on the walk towards Tresiath.