Walking Secluded Welsh Coast

Britain’s first Marine Heritage Coast features Heritage and National Trust owned coastline, find a wilder side of Welsh coastal scenery among the hidden coves and quaint villages scattered along the shores of the Ceredigion Coast Path.

Highlights
  • Resorts with award-winning beaches - Borth being one of many
  • National Trust properties such as Mwnt and Llanerchaeron
  • The harbour and fishing town of New Quay
  • Cei Bach – the beach where Dylan Thomas lived and wrote
  • The charming Regency harbour village of Aberaeron
  • The University town of Aberystwyth
  • Visit the historic market town of Cardigan
  • 6 to 7 nights
  • 61 mls (view km)
  • Cardigan, Mid Wales
  • Moderate
  • Mar to Oct
  • £505

Walking The Ceredigion Coast Path

The Ceredigion Coast Path is a walking holiday following 60 miles of Cardigan Bay. Perhaps owing to its wild nature, Ceredigion's praises have remained largely unsung. However, this seclusion has resulted in untarnished coastlines and one of the bastions of Welsh language and culture.

Dophins-Ceredigion-Coast-PathWildlife find their perfect habitat here, and bring an element of the unexpected to these shores. Cardigan Bay is the natural habitat of bottlenose dolphins, seals and porpoise and sections of the Ceredigion coast path have been designated as a Special Area of Conservation for their native wildlife population.

Walking in the footsteps of Dylan Thomas

New Quay and its environs were a formative part of the poets upbringing, and you can certainly sense the presence of the Ceredigion landscape in his poetry. Walking in the footsteps of Dylan Thomas, the Ceredigion Coast Path offers an insight into the scenic countryside, houses and locations where Dylan Thomas lived and wrote during the war.

Aberaeron-Harbour-Ceredigion-Coast-PathThis Welsh walking holiday links up with two of Wales’s National Trails. The 60 mile coast path continues northward from Cardigan out of its junction with the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. From there you are within a stones throw of the Dyfi Estuary National Nature Reserve at Ynyslas, with a further drive into the heart of the country bringing you to Glyndŵr’s Way National Trail.

Booking Your Holiday

Celtic Trails Walking Holidays is Wales’ oldest walking company and has 20 years’ experience providing tailored, high quality itineraries for walkers who appreciate personal service, comfort and organisation.

For more information or advice on walking the Ceredigion Coast Path, please call our walk team today on 01291 689774. They will be delighted to help you with your holiday plans.

Path Walkthrough

Ceredigion Coast Path walk map
Our Ceredigion walking holidays take you from Cardigan to Ynys-las

Walkers can expect the route to be uncrowded, even tranquil. There are long stretches where its likely that you will not see another soul for miles. There are almost always alternate routes heading inland if you're unsure of the force of the wind along the cliffs, as well as one inland route for when it's not possible to walk across Newquay Bay beach toward Llanrhystud (check essential info. for tide times).

There are some more challenging sections, such as part of the Aberporth to Cymtydu section, where the route wends its way along the undulating cliffs before dropping back into the secluded inlets and coves found along the route. Where you're occasionally diverted from the shore, you'll find forest track and farmland before rejoining the quiet sloping hillside paths along the coast.

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Our Ceredigion Walking Holiday Itineraries

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing, single person supplements apply.

Cardigan to Ynys-las

Length: 60 miles/96km | Difficulty: Moderate

CodeDurationStart Price 
CCP17 nights, 6 days£575 (pp)View Itinerary
CCP26 nights, 5 days£505 (pp)View Itinerary

Cardigan to Ynys-las

Seven nights, Six days
Price: £575 (pp)
Solo walker supplement: £35 (pn)
Holiday Code: CCP1
DayLocationDistance
Day 1:Arrive Cardigan
Day 2:Cardigan to Aberporth12 miles/19km
Day 3:Aberporth to Cwmtydu10 miles/16km
Day 4:Cwmtydu to Aberaeron10.5 miles/17km
Day 5:Aberaeron to Llanrhystud7.5 miles/12km
Day 6:Llanrhystud to Aberystwyth10.5 miles/17km
Day 7:Aberystwyth to Ynys-las10 miles/16km
Day 8:Depart Aberystwyth

Itinerary Information: Seven nights accommodation with six walking days. Arrive in Cardigan on day one, walk from day two and depart from Aberystwyth on morning of day eight.

Departure Dates: This itinerary can be walked any time between Mar to Oct. You simply choose which day you would like your holiday to start on.

Rest Days: Should you wish, rest days can be taken at stops along the route, view details.

What's Included: view full details.

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Cardigan to Ynys-las

Six nights, Five days
Price: £505 (pp)
Solo walker supplement: £35 (pn)
Holiday Code: CCP2
DayLocationDistance
Day 1:Arrive Cardigan
Day 2:Cardigan to Aberporth12 miles/19km
Day 3:Aberporth to New Quay14 miles/22.5km
Day 4:New Quay to Llanrhystud14 miles/22.5km
Day 5:Llanrhystud to Aberystwyth10.5 miles/17km
Day 6:Aberystwyth to Ynys-las10 miles/16km
Day 7:Depart Aberystwyth

Itinerary Information: Six nights accommodation with five walking days. Arrive in Cardigan on day one, walk from day two and depart from Aberystwyth on morning of day seven.

Departure Dates: This itinerary can be walked any time between Mar to Oct. You simply choose which day you would like your holiday to start on.

Rest Days: Should you wish, rest days can be taken at stops along the route, view details.

What's Included: view full details.

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  • What's Included?

    We include:

    • Good standard accommodation at a mixture of Guesthouses, Farmhouses, local Inns and B&B’s with en-suite or private facilities wherever possible
    • Breakfast
    • Luggage transfers
    • Route planning
    • Walk pack including Trail Guide, itinerary, accommodation directions, local interest leaflets and holiday planning.
  • Price Info.

    Bank Holidays & Short notice bookings may incur extra charges

    Rest Days 

    From £45.00 pp per night.

    Recommended locations for Rest Days are Newquay and Aberystwyth.

    Single supplements 

    Solo person bookings: £35.00 per night.

    Where singles are walking as part of a larger group and are willing to share a Walk Pack: single room occupancy supplements will apply.

    Postage Overseas  £5.00 (Europe), £10.00 (Rest of the World)  per walk pack.

    Holiday arrival/departure dates

    You choose which day you would like your holiday to start on.  We will book your holiday in accordance with your requirements.

  • Getting There

    Travel arrangements for arrival/departure

    Rail - Railway stations are located in Carmarthen (for Cardigan) and Aberystwyth.

    www.nationalrail.co.uk            

    Bus

    Bus stations are located at Carmarthen, Cardigan and Aberystwyth

    www.traveline-cymru.info

    Public Transport note

    Please note that there are no bus services between Carmarthen train station and Cardigan on a Sunday and therefore if you are intending arriving to Cardigan using public transport on this day a taxi transfer will be required for this final leg of the journey.

    Taxi - approx. taxi fares:

    Carmarthen to Cardigan:        £80.00

    Cardigan to Aberystwyth:         £90.00

  • Best Time to Travel

    Prevailing westerly winds can bring an element of changeability to walking out alongside the coast. Here, waterproofs should be always be packed, and walkers are advised to be prepared for windy conditions.

    Between New Quay Bay and Aberaeron, most of the times walkers should be able to wake the beach path around the bay - but, depending on the tide walkers may have to take the road adjacent to the shore.

    Check for tide times around New Quay Bay

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Walker Reviews of Our Ceredigion Coast Path Walking holiday

Our past clients rated this walk 4.9 out of 5, read a selection of 4 reviews below.

"I will definitely walk with you again, I honestly can't think of anything that could of been improved upon. The whole process was hassle-free and was just brilliant."

4.9 out of 5

August 2018

"I was very satisfied with all the accommodations booked for me by Celtic Trails. The hosts were welcoming and friendly. I felt at ease with all of them. Your choices are excellent and will be a factor in my deciding to use your services again."

4.9 out of 5

May 2018

"This is a great track with lovely and varied scenery. The accommodation was comfortable, very friendly & welcoming to tired walkers and sent us refreshed in the morning. Lovely, thanks."

4.8 out of 5

May 2017

"Luggage and private transfer was perfect. I used to organise and carry everything myself. Celtic Trails makes everything nice and a lot easier. I like walking from one destination to the next, rather than staying in one place. I recommend Celtic Trails. Thank you very much! I had a wonderful week."

5 out of 5

May 2016

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