40 Mins from our holiday cottages
23 Miles from our holiday cottages
Gwbert, near Cardigan, Ceredigion
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Ceredigion Coastal Path, West Wales.
Gwbert to Cardigan 6 miles circular walk
Walk the 60 mile Ceredigion Coastal Path in West Wales
Ordinance survey explorer map 198 www.ceredigioncoastpath.org.uk
Relevant walk books by Kittiwake
Walks on the Cardigan Bay Coast [ISBN 978 1 908748 00 3] £4.95
Walking the Ceredigion Coast Path [ISBN 978 1 902302 67 6] £4.95
This year's New Year Resolution was to walk the 60 mile Ceredigion Coastal Path. Aside from enjoying the exercise and the superb views of the Ceredigion heritage coast and beautiful beaches, the plan is to write a guide for our holiday cottage guests and to make regular entries on The Stallion Valley holiday cottage blog.
So on my 60th birthday January 15th 2013, we made a start. Julie & I with our 3 dogs walked from Gwbert to Cardigan (3 miles) had a super lunch and back again.
We parked at the view point in Gwbert as it is free and admired the views. To our right the north coast of The Teifi Estuary flowing out to sea and towards Cardigan Island. In front of us across the estuary Poppit Sands on the south bank of the Teifi River in Pembrokeshire.
We set off from the car park heading inland down the hill along a footpath past Cardigan Boat club and a caravan site. Carrying on along the side of the estuary to a boat builders on the right. Here the coastal path turned off in front of the boat builders and then turned left behind the building through the boat park and out of a gate into fields. They were very muddy fields, in January, when we walked through them. As we walked along the path, across the Teifi River to our right views of St Dogmaels opened up.
The path was signposted along the way through fields and lanes for about 2 miles, it then skirted around a sewage treatment plant and entered a park on the outskirts of Cardigan where views opened up of the town bridge. We passed a floating Indian restaurant and arrived in Cardigans main car park near a small supermarket. Straight on through the car park brought us to Cardigan high street. We turned left with Cardigan Castle on our left and walked down to the town bridge, where the start of the Ceredigion Coastal Coastal footpath is marked by a small statue of an otter.
Cardigan is a busy market town with an historic castle which is being restored after many years of neglect. We had an excellent lunch at the 25 mile restaurant. Afterwards we retraced our steps back to Gwbert admiring views of the estuary in the last of the winter sun. A great day out 3 miles of Ceredigion Coastal Path done 57 more to go!
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