- Price from: Classic £735 per person based on two people sharing a room
- Extras included: Transfers from Carmarthen station at start of trip and to Cardigan or Carmarthen at end of trip.
- Duration: 5 nights
- Start & Finish: Starts daily from Cardigan and ends in Aberaeron. Carmarthen is the nearest station and is 4.5 hours from London Paddington
- Hotels: Classic Our choice of quality guesthouses, hotels and inns
- Activity level: Gentle walking. More info...
- Mileage: 4 days of walking 5-12 miles per day with an optional extra day of 4-5.5 miles
- Terrain: Maintained coastal path with some inland diversions. Steep in some short sections.
- Traffic-free: 100%.
Day 1: Arrive in Cardigan.
We will transfer you from Carmarthen station to your hotel in the heart of Cardigan. This market town has a well-preserved Victorian High Street, which is full of interesting, independent shops. We have provided an optional 4.5 or 5.5 mile circular walk from the centre of Cardigan through rich agricultural land, pretty woods and the fringes of the village of St. Dogmaels, offering a variety of views of the town and the Teifi estuary from the west. Your hotel has an in-house bistro restaurant should you wish to eat dinner there. Optional 4.5-5.5 miles.
Day 2: Cardigan to Aberporth.
Your walk along the Ceredigion coast begins from the town centre of Cardigan. This first day consists of an easy walk to Aberporth. This takes in the Teifi estuary from the east and some very remote but idyllic sections of the coast. Aberporth is a small village known for its two ace sandy beaches sandwiched between rocky headlands. Tonight, our choice of hotel is located 2 miles outside the town of Aberporth and boasts an award-winning restaurant. We will provide a taxi to the hotel at the end of the walk and the following morning back to the town. 11.7 miles.
Day 3: Aberporth to Llangrannog.
Today the path leads to Llangrannog. Characterised by high cliffs and secluded beaches, much of this section is Heritage coast with some hard, steep walking – hence the shorter mileage today. The waterfall at Tresaith beach, created by glacial activity, is a particularly unusual feature and well worth stoping for. The small village of Llangrannog is located at the end of a narrow winding road and is much loved for its wonderful sandy beach. The Old Post Office houses a gallery displaying the work of local artists. Our choice of bed and breakfast hotel is located in Llangrannog village and has a sea view restaurant. 4.8 miles.
Day 4: Llangrannog to New Quay.
Today you walk along what is arguably the most spectacular part of the Ceredigion Coast Path. Due to a serious landslide, an alternative route has been in place for the first half of the walk to Cwm Tydu. Beyond here, there are fantastic folded rock formations and some great viewpoints for spotting both marine wildlife and seabirds. The day ends in New Quay, a pretty seaside resort with three beautiful beaches and two harbours. Originally a fishing village, it still has a small fleet of boats and once was a centre for shipbuilding. Tonight you stay in an excellent coaching inn in the village, well known as the location where Dylan Thomas wrote 'Under Milk Wood'. With ace views of the sea and a garden that drops down to the coast, you can also enjoy the restaurant here. 9.4 miles.
Day 5: New Quay to Aberaeron. This is a very popular stretch of the Coast Path that presents no major challenges. The day starts with a walk along the beach around New Quay Bay, unless it is high tide when it may be necessary to follow the road. The path then runs a little inland for a while, but it is not long before cliff-top views return. One of the highlights of this section is Cwm Buwch, where the meandering Afon Drywi carves some interesting topography before becoming a waterfall that plunges onto an inaccessible beach. Tonight you stay in our favourite hotel in Aberaeron. Boasting a picturesque harbour and wonderful Georgian terrace houses, this characterful little town makes for a fine end to this walking holiday. 6.5 miles.
Day 6: Depart Aberaeron. Depart Aberaeron as we transfer you back to Carmarthen train station or your car in Cardigan.
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