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Guided walks to mark 15 years of Ceredigion Coast Path

2023 marks 15 years since the official opening of the Ceredigion Coast Path.

A series of Coast Path circular walks have already been created to mark the anniversary and are available on the Council’s website, with one per week being promoted on our social media channels up until the Autumn.

During June and July, the Council’s Public Rights of Way Team will be leading a series of 6 guided walks, taking in stretches of the Coast Path.

These walks will begin at locations up and down the coast and vary in length, terrain and difficulty so there should be something for most people. They will be free and are open to anyone who wants to take part. There is no need to book, just turn up.

Nigel Nicholas, Wales Coast Path Officer, said: “We know that the Coast Path is extremely popular amongst visitors to the county and those who live here. With these circular walks, we’re hoping to spread that popularity further inland along the coastal strip. Walking a circular route also makes logistics so much simpler. Park or catch a bus to your start point and walk a loop to finish your walk back where you began.

By doing the guided walks, we hope to attract new walkers to the path – maybe those who don’t have the confidence to set out across country, those who don’t have a companion to walk with or those who simply need some encouragement to get out and explore.”

Launching the guided walk series is a walk in Borth, which will take place on 21 June starting from Ynys Las car park at 6pm. There will be two routes available – a short 1-2 mile route which is graded ‘easy’, and a longer 4-5 mile option which will have a leisurely pace.

Anyone wishing to take part must arrive 15 minutes before the start of the walk, be wearing sturdy footwear and weather appropriate clothing, and carry drinking water and any food they may need.

Councillor Clive Davies, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Economy and Regeneration, said: “This is a fantastic way to see those hidden gems which are often missed when walking the coastal path, to meet new people who share the same interest and improve people’s wellbeing and fitness, all whilst being in the safe hands of our Walk Leaders.”

The walk descriptions can be seen in the table below. 


Location/start point






Route description and grade


Borth/Ynys Las

Start: (NRW) carpark (fee applicable)


Wednesday 21 June



Option 1 – 1-2 miles, easy. Mixture of surface including sand, grass and track and steps.

Option 2 – 4-5 miles, leisurely. Mixture of surfacing including sand, grass, track, road crossing, rail crossing and steps.



Start: Bandstand


Saturday, 01 July



Option 1 – 2.5 miles taking in Constitution Hill, Aberystwyth Golf Club and Parc Natur Penglais. A short walk but with steep ascents and a variety of surfacing.

Option 2 – 4 mile circular including Constitution Hill (Craig Glais), Clarach Bay, Cwm woods, Aberystwyth Golf Club and Parc Natur Penglais. Fabulous views over Cardigan Bay. Some steep ascents, a variety of surfacing including steps.



Start: Aberaeron Harbour, Pwll Cam footbridge.


Wednesday 05 July



Option 1 – 0.5-1 mile, circular option following the Aeron river and return via Coast Path. Easy but some uneven surfacing.

Option 2 – 5-6 miles to Llanerchaeron, Aberarth and return via the Coast Path. Moderate and a variety of terrain and surfacing.


New Quay

Start: Public toilets near the harbour.


Saturday 15 July



Circular walk to Cwm Soden and Cwm Tydu and return. 7-8 miles. Moderate but many steep inclines and a variety of terrain and surfacing. High cliff edges.


Start: Urdd Centre.


Wednesday 19 July



Option 1 – Short walk. Circular or linear with bus return. Easy.

Option 2 – 5-6 mile moderate circular around Llangrannog incorporating Ynys Lochtyn.


Start: Netpool carpark (pay and display)


Saturday 29 July



13 mile circular to Ferwig, Mwnt and return. Moderate with a wide variety of surfacing.

Walkers take part at their own risk and leaders reserve the right to ask anyone to leave if they feel this is best for the safety of individuals or the group. All those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs on leads are welcome to join, with owners expected to bag and remove any waste. As most Rights of Way cross privately owned and farmed land, encounters with livestock are likely on all walks.