31 Mins from our holiday cottages
17 Miles from our holiday cottages
Aberporth, north of Cardigan, Ceredigion
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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 Sunday 3rd July we decided that Julie’s recovery from her wrist replacement operation 3 weeks previous had reached the state where she felt able to handle a short easy walk.
We chose probably the easiest section of the path from Aberporth to Tresaith. The first half mile or so is a tarmac path designed to be suitable for wheelchairs. Aberporth is a nice un-spoilt seaside town with 2 beaches, one dog friendly, cafes, pubs and a few shops.
We parked in the honesty box car park at Brynseiol Chapel car park off Heol y Graig The coastal footpath is signposted out of the back of the car park.
The path may be easy but the views from it are still magnificent. The cliffs are quite high are there are scenic rocky coves below. Looking North beyond Tresaith, which is hidden from view at the start of the walk, you can see Penbryn Beach and the striking profile of Ynys Lochtyn which is used on the Ceredigion coastal footpath signposts.
Along this section of the path are some interesting beautifully situated renovated railway carriages that have been converted into holiday accommodation and some picnic tables with a view.
Gradually towards the end of the tarmac path Tresaith comes into view along with the caravan sites above it to your right. Tresaith is dominated by the caravan parks but has a nice dog friendly beach with a waterfall,The Saith river streaming down on to it, and a pub, The Ship Inn has a wide range of food and has wonderful views from its outside terrace.
At the end of the tarmac section, the path steepens and has steps down into Tresaith where we enjoyed a well-earned drink, some sausages and mash, a rest and the view on the dog friendly pub terrace.
Rested and refreshed we set off back up the hill towards Aberporth. Our dogs enjoyed an off lead run on the dog friendly walk back up on to the cliffs, admiring the wild flowers along the way.
As we reached the tarmac path Aberporth came into view. Aberporth is a nice spot for an afternoon on the beach, a beer outside the pub with a bag of chips or for the energetic a place to launch your sea kayak for a paddle with the off shore dolphins.
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