Activities and Adventures in Ceredigion's great outdoors
Holidays in Ceredigion offer you a chance to escape the routine of urban life, and to discover a new part of Wales. Be invigorated by sublime coastal and upland landscapes, the rich wildlife, clean environment and a range of outdoor activities.
Walk the Wales Coast Path in Ceredigion
Walking in Ceredigion takes you along the shores of Cardigan Bay and to the lofty peaks of Pumlumon in the Cambrian Mountains, and the lakes which are the source of mighty rivers.
You can follow long distance trails from sea to source and along ancient mountain routes across Ceredigion's vast inland landscape.
Coast Path guided and circular walks
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the opening of the Ceredigion Coast Path, Ceredigion's Coast and Countryside Rights of Way team invite you to join them on six guided walks during the summer of 2023.
To explore the coast independently there are 26 circular walks that you can follow that link to the Coast Path, and bring you back to base.
Ceredigion has over 2,500km of paths, bridleways and byways to enjoy.
Stay local, explore around town or follow longer countryside trails - there's plenty of choice.
There are five routes to reach the summit of Plynlimon, whilst spring and autumn bring sounds and colours to savour to the river and woodland glades.
Ceredigion’s mild climate and acid soil create perfect conditions for creative gardening.
Ceredigion gardeners and nurserymen understand the landscape and west coast weather and climate, and have brought colour and life to some surprising locations with gardens which are also wildlife havens.
Cardigan Bay coastal wildlife spotting
The waters of Cardigan Bay's Special Area of Conservation are home to Europe's largest population of bottlenose dolphins.
Spot these beautiful wild animals in their natural environment from the shore, or join a wildlife expert on a licenced wildlife spotting boat trip.
Ceredigion's naturally dark skies are ideal for stargazing and spotting planets, comets and galaxies - at any time of year.
Visit our Dark Sky Discovery Sites, or join Dark Sky events to explore the Celtic Cosmos.
Discover intriguing habits of wildlife, such as starling murmurations at dusk and enjoy awesome Cardigan Bay sunsets and dawn over the Cambrian Mountains.
Inland Ceredigion has beautiful wild places to explore - a haven for wildlife. Discover the wide open moorland and mountain torrents of the Cambrian Mountains or wooded slopes and flower filled hedgerows of the river valleys.
Visit one of our many and varied nature reserves or wildlife centres, or let our local guides and experts show you the best on walks, talks and tours.
Cycling and mountainbiking in Ceredigion is a fantastic way to experience our great outdoors, whether you'll want to be on or off road, mountain biking trails or gentle rides along country lanes - there's plenty to choose from.
Surfing, windsurfing, landsurfing or kitesurfing - Ceredigion's coast is a favourite with experts and beginners alike, with New Quay's sheltered bay and Borth's open sands among Wales's most popular beaches for watersports. Be adventurous - discover the outdoors and find your epic along Ceredigion's coast.
Ceredigion’s waters are a fisher's delight, be it challenging game fishing on our rivers and lakes, or spin and float fishing on the coast.
The rivers Teifi, Aeron, Rheidol and Ystwyth are renowned for their trout, salmon and sewin (sea trout). Along the coast you can also join Ceredigion's experienced sea anglers on guided fishing excursions.
Ceredigion's golf courses are set in wonderful scenery, from hilltops to sand dunes, with championship courses providing challenging golf for experienced golfers, and well designed courses providing friendly encouragement and reward for both enthusiasts and beginners.
Ceredigion is home to the best riding horses in the world - the Welsh Pony and Cob.
You can enjoy the land they thrive on as you ride out on Ceredigion’s quiet country lanes and bridleways, along wooded river valley trails and follow ancient mountain tracks used over the centuries by shepherds and drovers.
Feel the freedom and fresh air as you along the Ceredigion coast or into the hills and forests of the Cambrian Mountains. There is a great choice of marked trails to explore, competitions and challenges you'll enjoy.
Why not try a day out without the car?
The Cambrian Line brings you into Aberystwyth and provides a link to six of The Great Little Train Lines of Wales. The fast Traws Cambria bus services connect Ceredigion's main towns with others across Wales, whilst local routes transport you along pretty lanes to country villages and Ceredigion's best beaches.