Wales – Ceredigion Coast Path, Cardiganshire
Distance: 221⁄2km/14 miles
Where: Linear walk from New Quay to Aberporth.
Start/End: New Quay, car park in Church Road (SN387599) – bus stop nearby. Aberporth, car park above beach (SN258515) – bus stop nearby.
Terrain: Well-signed coastal path along rugged cliffs – some stretches quite high – with a final section along paved path.
Maps: OS explorer 198; Landranger 145.
The 96km/60-mile Ceredigion Coast Path stretches from the Dyfi estuary in the north to the Teifi in the south, where it links with the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. It was officially opened in 2008 after work on the final new stretches was completed. Much of this work – which included clearing and excavating new paths and installing bridges, gates and stiles – was done
by volunteers, notably from Ceredigion Ramblers. A fine example (which you’ll see for yourself on this walk) is the splendid stretch of path cut into the formidably steep cliff-side, south of Cwmtydu. Before it was created, walkers were obliged
to follow an inland route along roads. This linear walk – which includes some of the most spectacular scenery of the whole Coast Path – is easily accomplished with the aid of the regular bus services between New Quay and Aberporth.
Click below to see a route profile and view the route on an Ordnance Survey map