Wales Coast Path - Mid Wales

Mid Wales Coast, Cardigan, Powys, SY20 8TG, Wales

Wales Coast Path Mid Wales takes in all of the Ceredigion Coastal Path, which follows the spectacular and varied coastline of Cardigan Bay on the west coast of Wales. Starting from St Dogmaels near Cardigan it runs northwards along Cardigan Bay to Ynyslas near Borth, a little to the north of Aberystwyth.

The 60 mile path passes through small villages, such as Mwnt, Tresaith, Penbryn, Cwmtydu, Llanrhystud to the well-known tourist resorts of Aberporth, Llangrannog, New Quay, Aberaeron and Aberystwyth.

The Cardigan to Aberporth section includes a clifftop route overlooking quiet coves and caves, and is a great stretch to spot dolphins, seals and porpoises. Birds Rock, near New Quay is an ideal location for spotting both marine wildlife and seabirds, whilst the bustling seaside town of Aberaeron with its caf├ęs and restaurants serve the best local produce and finest real ales available in the area. The section between the University town of Aberystwyth and Clarach passes 'Constitution Hill' - well known for its Cliff Railway. The last section of the Ceredigion Coastal Path between Clarach and Ynyslas, near Borth can prove challenging with several steep climbs to tackle.

The route of the Wales Coast Path heads inland towards Tre'r Ddol across the wildife rich wetlands of Cors Fochno, the RSPB reserve of Ynyshir, Eglwysfach and onwards to Machynlleth to cross the Dyfi river, before heading back towards the coast to the seaside village of Aberdovey. By following the path northwards along Cardigan Bay you can enjoy the splendour of the area's diverse landscape, with its small coves, long sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and wild heathland, passing the towns of Tywyn, Barmouth and Harlech towards Porthmadog