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Urdd Centre, Llangrannog, Ceredigion
SA44 6AE (Sat Nav)
Walking the Ceredigion Coastal path, West Wales. : Llangrannog – Ynys Lochtyn, 3 miles circular
Ordinance survey explorer map 198 www.ceredigioncoastpath.org.uk
Holiday cottage owners Mick & Julie's New Year's resolution was to walk the 60 mile long Ceredigion Coastal path in sections during 2013. The idea is to be able to advise holiday cottage guests how best to enjoy coastal walking holidays from Stallion Valley holiday cottages and to make regular entries on The Stallion Valley holiday cottage blog.
On Wednesday 30th October 2013 we tackled the 3 mile circular walk which includes arguably Ceredigion’s most scenic cove and section of coastal path at Ynys Lochtyn, the icon of The Ceredigion Coastal path.
There are various car parks but we chose to start our walk from the Urdd Centre, where there is limited free car parking. Alternative car parks are in Llangrannog by The Ship Inn, busy and pay to enter or near the church which is free.
The Urdd Centre is a Welsh Youth Movement Centre which provides activities to over 15,000 youngsters annually. It has a ski slope, swimming pool, go karting, sports facilities etc.
From here we walked back to the main B4321 road, continued straight across the cross roads over the bridge and then followed the footpath sign right (just after where the road bears left) through Pigeonsford Self catereing cottages, bearing to the left and in to Pigeonsford woods.
The woods were desrted and the dogs were delighted to be let off the lead for a good run. The path lead on for about a half a mile towards the sea before emerging onto a road. We turned right and with in a few yards were back to the B4321. At the juction we detoured right to have a look at St Carannogs church which was named after the travelling monk, it’s founder.
After viewing the church we headed downhill through Llangrannog to the sea and Llangrannog beach.
On the cliffs above the beach on the left is a statue representing St Carannog.
We turned to the right, in the corner behind a house joined the coastal path a set of steps leading up the cliffs.
From the footpath there were wonderful views down to Llangrannog and beyond.
Further along the path we were able to look down on Cilborth Beach. At low tide you can walk to this beach along the sands from Llangrannog and there are steps up the cliff to avoid people being stranded by incoming tides.
The coastal footpath continued on around a steep sided hill to our right on top of which is an ancient hill fort Pen y Badell. It is now owned by the National Trust, as is Ynys Lochtyn the Peninsula that appeared on our left.
The silhouette of this peninsular is used as the icon for The Ceredigion Coastal path.
We admired the views over Ynys Lochtyn and rested before following the footpath around the hill fort and up a steep climb.
Once over the top The Urdd Centre came into view and we took the path to our right, through the Centre back to our car before heading back to Llangrannog for a well-earned cup of tea in The Patio café on the beach.
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