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Coast and sea graphicCeredigion Coast Path

100 km / 62 miles

A coastal path that links two National Trails of Wales. Heading northward from Cardigan - the junction with the Pembrokeshire Coast Path - the Ceredigion Coast Path extends to the Dyfi Estuary National Nature Reserve at Ynyslas, a stone's throw from Glyndwr's Way which links Machynlleth with Knighton on the Wales-England border.

On its route it visits the resorts of Aberporth, Llangrannog, New Quay - linked to Dylan Thomas, Aberaeron, Aberystwyth and Borth. It crosses Heritage Coastline and National Trust lands, looking out over the UK's first Marine Heritage Coast and the Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation. Parts of the route can be quite strenuous. At New Quay one of the short options on the Dylan Thomas Trail starts at the harbour.

Opened on 4 July 2008 the Ceredigion Coast Path is largely the work of Ramblers' volunteers along with the County Council. The 500,000 route between the Dyfi and Teifi estuaries includes 16 miles of entirely new footpath, 17 new bridges, more than 200 steps, kissing gates, stiles, and even a new path cut into the cliffside from Cwmtydu to Llangrannog. The route is now fully open, except for one section, and the first website below includes a free downloadable guide (on the second weblink direct). An official guidebook is available from Northern Eye and Cicerone also offer a 2014 guide. The actual Ceredigion Coast Path section between Mwnt and Cardigan has been unavailable due to legal proceedings: see the websites for an alternative.

Strider News - August 2014 (Publication Update)

A new guide is available from Cicerone by Brian Jones listed below.


Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Coast and sea graphic Waymark: Coast and sea graphic
Attributes: Challenging; Coastal
SN177458 - Cardigan, Ceredigion
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SN609940 - Ynyslas, Borth, Ceredigion
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Open Date: 2005
Web Sites: Ceredigion Coast Path
  Discover Ceredigion - Ceredigion Coast Path
  Contours - Ceredigion Coast Path

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Book: Ceredigion and Snowdonia Coast Paths: The Wales Coast Path from Porthmadog to St Dogmaels (Cicerone Press - 2014)
Paperback: Cardigan Bay North: Circular Walks from the Wales Coast Path (Wales Coast Path Top 10 Walks) (Northern Eye Books Limited (Mara) - 2012)
Guidebook: Ceredigion Coast Path (Ceredigion Tourism Service - 2008)
Paperback: Ceredigion Coast Path (Mike Salter - 2007)
Booklet: Walking the Cardigan Bay Coast (Kittiwake - 2000)

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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger: 135145146
OS Landranger Active: 135145146
OS Explorer: 2335198199213
OS Explorer Active: 2335198199213

Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers: Guided and Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Drover Holidays)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Contours Walking Holidays)

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

Bunk House: Skomer Island Bunkhouse 2 Km
Self-catering: Nant-Y-Croi Self catering < 1 Km
Self-catering: Trenewydd Farm Cottages 3 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Poppit Sands YHA, Poppit, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire 2 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Piggery Poke 4 Star Hostel 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Piggery Poke Hostel 1 Km
Hotels: Penrallt Hotel 1 Km
Self-catering: Glandwr Country House < 1 Km
Self-catering: Y Llofft 1 Km
Self-catering: Gorslwyd Farm 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: Penbontbren Boutique B&B 3 Km
Other: Dolly the Circus Waggon 4 Km
B & B Accommodation: Ffynnon Fendigaid 4 Km
Self-catering: Beudy Bendigaid 4 Km
Self-catering: Penllwyn Cottages 1 Km
Self-catering: Park Hall < 1 Km
Self-catering: Ty Gwyn Apartments < 1 Km
Hotels: Ty Glyn Restaurant & Conference Centre 5 Km
B & B Accommodation: Ty Haf 5 Km
Hotels: Penrhos Inn Hotel @ Penrhos Park 1 Km
Hotels: Conrah Hotel 1 Km
Self-catering: St Arvans < 1 Km
Self-catering: Seacroft < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Ty Belgrave House < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Maes-y-mor, Bath St, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel < 1 Km
Self-catering: Rhoshendre < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Flat < 1 Km
Hotels: Harry's Hotel, Bar & Bistro < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Maes y Mor < 1 Km
Self-catering: Plas Tudor Serviced Apartment < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Plas Dolau Country Estate (Guest House) 4 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Plas Dolau, Lovesgrove, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion 4 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Plas Dolau (Country House Hostel) 4 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Richmond < 1 Km
Hotels: Marine Hotel < 1 Km
Hotels: Queensbridge Hotel < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Bryncarnedd Country COttages 2 Km
Self-catering: Caenant < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Heulwen Bed & Breakfast < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Borth YHA, Morlais, Borth, Ceridigion < 1 Km
Self-catering: Aberdovey Haven 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: Cartref Guest House 2 Km
Self-catering: Celtic House 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: Vanner 2 Km

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Connected Paths:

National Trails (England & Wales): Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail; Wales Coast Path
Other Paths: Birmingham and Aberystwyth Walk; Dyfi Valley Way; Dylan Thomas Trail; Ystwyth Trail


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Route Profile:

94.0 Km (58.4 miles)
3,165 m (10,384 ft) ascent
151 m (495 ft)  maximum height