4 of 5 (3 votes)

A walk along the Ceredigion Coast Path

A moderate walk (coast) starting and finishing in Ceredigion, Wales, about 11.60km (7.21 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 25m (82ft)
Descent 43m (141ft)
Max. Elevation 30m (98ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 68m (223ft)
Aberaeron, Dyfed, Wales
Distance 11.60km
Duration ~3:15h
Created by Anonymous Walker on 05 Mar 2012
This route follows a short section of the Ceredigion Coast Path, a new-ish footpath that opened in 2008. Buses along the coast make it easy to pick and choose which bits to walk, and this section between Llanrhystyd and Aberaeron is one of the most enjoyable. For a longer walk, continue to New Quay further south.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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OS Grid SN538697
Start the walk at Llanrhystyd. Llanrhystyd or Llanrhystud? Opinion seems to be divided on the matter.
OS Grid SN535693
Follow the road through the town heading southwest. Just past the football ground, you can pick up the Ceredigion Coastal Path, which opened in 2008.
About 0.53 km (~0.33 miles) from
OS Grid SN524690
Follow the lane, which is part of the coastal path, to reach the beach.
About 1.09 km (~0.68 miles) from
OS Grid SN512674
The path veers inland slightly to reach the village of Llanon.
About 2.02 km (~1.26 miles) from
OS Grid SN511665
You need to pass through the town to rejoin the coastal path on the southern side. Sometimes the rivers are impassable too, but an information board shows you which way to go if that's the case.
About 0.85 km (~0.53 miles) from
OS Grid SN501663
Once beyond Llanon, the route is easier as it simply hugs the coast.
About 1.04 km (~0.65 miles) from
OS Grid SN478640
Once you reach Aberarth, you are nearly there.
About 3.25 km (~2.02 miles) from
OS Grid SN455630
Finish the walk in Aberaeron, a very pleasant town with pastel-coloured houses and lots of places for a bite to eat to finish the day.
About 2.46 km (~1.53 miles) from

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