Cardigan to Aberporth
Cardigan is where the Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire Coast Paths meet. Known as 'The Gateway to Wales' Cardigan was the strategically located former county town of Ceredigion (Cardiiganshire), and once the biggest port on the western seaboard, which gave its name to Cardigan Bay. As you cross the bridge over the river Teifi Today you'll notice the buildings on each bank which sum up the town's history: the first stone castle built by a powerful Welsh prince and imposing warehouses which once traded with the world.
Aberporth to Llangrannog
Characterised by high cliffs and secluded beaches, much of this section of the Ceredigion Coast Path is designated Heritage Coast, with fine beaches, ancient promontory forts, and plenty of opportunities to spot Cardigan Bay's wildlife.
Llangrannog to New Quay
Designated Heritage Coast and arguably the most spectacular part of the Ceredigion Coast Path, the section between Llangrannog and New Quay includes the iconic Ynys Lochtyn, the coves of Cwmtydu and Cwm Soden, and near New Quay, Birds Rock - a great area for spotting both marine wildlife and seabirds.
New Quay to Aberaeron
The section of the Ceredigion Coast Path between New Quay and Aberaeron is one of the most popular stretches, and includes ones of the favourite walks of Dylan Thomas, along the beach between the town and his wartime home at Llanina. From Llanina, the path continues past Cei Bach and Cwm Buwch where the river Drywi has carved its way over a waterfall to the sea.
Aberaeron to Llanrhystud
The gentlest stretch of the Ceredigion Coast Path lies along the top of soft cliffs on the coastal flats between Aberaeron and Aberarth. From Aberarth, the path climbs to reveal great views north towards Aberystwyth and Snowdonia.
Llanrhystud to Aberystwyth
The route between Llanrhystud and Aberystwyth is a challenging but dramatic and rewarding section of Ceredigion Heritage Coast. The 'hanging woodlands' of Penderi Cliffs nature reserve have been stunted by the strong sea winds.
Aberystwyth to Ynyslas
The path between Aberystwyth to Ynyslas follows the undulating contours of cliffs and slopes to Borth. Here the Wales and Ceredigion Coast Paths diverge: one inland around the expanse of Cors Fochno to find a crossing point over the river Dyfi, the other continues to the estuary and sandunes of Ynyslas.