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. Please choose an appropriate walk for your health and fitness level.


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: Band stand


1 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 – 4mile 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 5 July


Option 1 – 0.5-1 mile, circular option following the Aeron 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.


For more information on our Coast Path series, visit https://bit.ly/CoastPathCirculars or keep an eye on our social media pages to see our weekly Coastal walks series.

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A fresh way to walk the Ceredigion Coast Path – Coast Path Self-guided circular walks.

2023 sees the 15th Anniversary of the Ceredigion Coast Path. Look out for a series of circular walks being put together by Ceredigion County Council, each taking in a section of spectacular Coast Path but returning to your start point via inland routes. No need for an out and back trip, two vehicles or public transport, and a chance to explore villages and communities away from the coast.

Click on a route below to see a simple map as well as useful information such as where to park, relevant bus details and the availability of toilets, shops and cafes. There is also a route profile and details of gates, stiles and steps all of which may help you decide if the circular is suitable for you. Sturdy footwear and weather appropriate clothing is a must, as is drinking water. A recent OS map or app will keep you on the right route. Please follow the Countryside Code.

Aberaeron (south) – 4.2miles Layout (ceredigion.gov.uk)

Llanon – Llanrhystud – 6miles Layout (ceredigion.gov.uk)