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.
Wildlife 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.
This 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.
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.
These itineraries can also be walked North to South. Please contact us for further details.
Good standard accommodation at a mixture of Guesthouses, Farmhouses, local Inns and B&B’s with en-suite or private facilities wherever possible
Walk pack including Trail Guide, itinerary, accommodation directions, local interest leaflets and holiday planning.
You choose which day you would like your holiday to start on. We will book your holiday in accordance with your requirements.
Our Ceredigion Coast Path holidays are available to walk March to October.
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.
Rail - Railway stations are located in Carmarthen (for Cardigan) and Aberystwyth.
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
Looking for different mileages or a different number of nights? Please contact us to discuss how our itineraries can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Call one of our helpful team on +44 (0)1291 689774 or e-mail us here.
Ceredigion Coast Path Client Reviews
4.8/5 based on 17 reviews
Good communication, good value.
We are five university friends living in South Africa, Mauritius and Switzerland. It was a wonderful relaxed way to catch up with people. K. Gush - October 2019
We would recommend Celtic Trails to a friend - efficient, excellent documentation and appropriate accommodation. P & R Thomas - September 2019
I would describe Celtic Trails as a friendly and personal service. Anon - September 2019
Hassle free walking holiday. We found some very good food. Anon - September 2019
This walk was recommended by Celtic Trails when we were unable to book the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. A great alternative with varied walking, great views, pretty villages / towns and good places to eat. V. Underwood - September 2019
Celtic Trails were adaptable, with bespoke requirements. The Ceredigion Coast Path had beautiful scenery and landscape - good weather helped. Clark - August 2019
Wonderful scenery in a part of the UK I've never been to before - accommodation of good quality and all arrangements went smoothly. M. Steibelt - July 2019
A wonderful walk - the landscape more than exceeded my expectations. P. Price-Jones - March 2019
"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." Pritchard - August 2018
I honestly can't think of anything that could be improved upon. The whole process was hassle-free and was just brilliant. I will definitely walk with you again. Pritchard - August 2018
We most enjoyed the Ceredigion coast path: varied, beautiful landscape, sportive without being too difficult, absolutely quiet and not crowded. H & C - July 2018
Just wanted to say many thanks for the super organisation of our amazing holidays. It all went and we enjoyed it. The sun came out and much to R's delight, we even saw a dolphin on the last walk.
Wishing you a nice summer and hope the Welsh heatwave continues. Enderlie - June 2018
I was very satisfied with all of the accommodations booked for me by Celtic Trails. The hosts were welcoming and friendly and I felt at east with all of them. Your choices are excellent and will be a factor in my deciding to use your services again. R.G. - May 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." Giarratana - May 2018
Celtic Trails met our expectations. What we most enjoyed about this walk was the scenery, the wildlife and the challenge. Jones - April 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." Bautz - 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." Kimmich-Laux - May 2016
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