Wales – Pen Dinas, Aberystwyth
Distance: 7km/4½ miles
Type: Coastal, hill
Where: A circular walk from Aberystwyth railway station, along the coast and over Pen Dinas, visiting Tanybwlch Nature Reserve.
Start/End: Aberystwyth rail station (SN585815).
Terrain: Pavements and roughly surfaced but clearly marked paths along coast and river, with a hill climb/descent and several stiles.
Maps: OS Explorer 213; OS Landranger 135.
This family-friendly walk follows the Ceredigion Coast Path south of Aberystwyth through Tanybwlch Local Nature Reserve, which was designated in 1998 to prevent the area being encroached by ongoing development of the town. It then turns inland along a river, before climbing the modest summit of Pen Dinas (114m/374ft) – the site of an Iron Age hill fort and the local landmark of Wellington monument, built in 1852. A gentle descent through fields brings you back into town.
Click below to see a route profile and view the route on an Ordnance Survey map