Classic itinerary day-by-day
1. Day one
Arrive in Cardigan
We will transfer you from Carmarthen station to your hotel in the heart of Cardigan. This market town has a well-preserved Victorian High Street, which is full of interesting, independent shops. We have provided an optional 4.5 or 5.5 mile circular walk from the centre of Cardigan through rich agricultural land, pretty woods and the fringes of the village of St. Dogmaels, offering a variety of views of the town and the Teifi estuary from the west. Your hotel has an in-house bistro restaurant should you wish to eat dinner there.
Optional 4.5-5.5 miles
2. Day two
Cardigan to Aberporth
Your walk along the Ceredigion coast begins from the town centre of Cardigan. This first day consists of an easy walk to Aberporth. This takes in the Teifi estuary from the east and some very remote but idyllic sections of the coast. Aberporth is a small village known for its two ace sandy beaches sandwiched between rocky headlands. We will meet you here and take you on to your hotel. Tonight's hotel is a traditional 16th century inn with a mixture of olde world styling and contemporary decor.
3. Day three
Aberporth to Llangrannog
Start the day with a short transfer back to Aberporth and today the path leads to Llangrannog. Characterised by high cliffs and secluded beaches, much of this section is Heritage coast with some hard, steep walking – hence the shorter mileage today. The waterfall at Tresaith beach, created by glacial activity, is a particularly unusual feature and well worth stopping for. The small village of Llangrannog is located at the end of a narrow winding road and is much loved for its wonderful sandy beach. The Old Post Office houses a gallery displaying the work of local artists. Our choice of bed and breakfast hotel is located in Llangrannog village and has a sea view restaurant.
4. Day four
Llangrannog to New Quay
Today you walk along what is arguably the most spectacular part of the Ceredigion Coast Path. Due to a serious landslide, an alternative route has been in place for the first half of the walk to Cwm Tydu. Beyond here, there are fantastic folded rock formations and some great viewpoints for spotting both marine wildlife and seabirds. The day ends in New Quay, a pretty seaside resort with three beautiful beaches and two harbours. Originally a fishing village, it still has a small fleet of boats and once was a centre for shipbuilding. Tonight you stay in an excellent coaching inn in the village, well known as the location where Dylan Thomas wrote 'Under Milk Wood'. With ace views of the sea and a garden that drops down to the coast, you can also enjoy the restaurant here.
5. Day five
New Quay to Aberaeron
This is a very popular stretch of the Coast Path that presents no major challenges. The day starts with a walk along the beach around New Quay Bay, unless it is high tide when it may be necessary to follow the road. The path then runs a little inland for a while, but it is not long before cliff-top views return. One of the highlights of this section is Cwm Buwch, where the meandering Afon Drywi carves some interesting topography before becoming a waterfall that plunges onto an inaccessible beach. Tonight you stay in our favourite hotel in Aberaeron. Boasting a picturesque harbour and wonderful Georgian terrace houses, this characterful little town makes for a fine end to this walking holiday.
6. Day six
Depart Aberaeron as we transfer you back to Carmarthen train station or your car in Cardigan.
Stunning scenery, picturesque villages and a wealth of wildlife