There are lots of resources available about walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path but it’s neighbour the Ceredigion Coastal Path is quieter and equally beautiful. Both paths form part of the new Wales Coast Path. This blog tells you how to walk the first 3 days of the Ceredigion Coast Path from one base at the Piggery Poke Independent Hostel.
There are lots of resources available about walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path but it’s neighbour the Ceredigion Coastal Path is quieter and equally beautiful. Both paths form part of the new Wales Coast Path. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path finishes at Cardigan, the pretty county town of old Cardiganshire, now renamed by the more ancient name of Ceredigion. The Ceredigion Coast Path continues the Wales Coast Path north in 7 documented sections to Ynys-Las north of Aberystwyth.
There are plenty of hostels and bunkhouses in Ceredigion.
The key to the whole trip is the Cardi Bach coastal bus service operated by Green Dragon Buses. This runs twice a day along the coast from Cardigan to New Quay and twice a day it returns. Places on the bus can be booked in advance and the bus will collect you from any road in the coastal zone along the route. Perfect for walking the Wales Coast Path. Cardi Bach runs 6 days a week from May-Sept and 3 days a week in winter. Booking must be made before 12pm on the day before you wish to travel; phone 0845 686 0242 .
The first day starts from Piggery Poke. Book a request collection the morning before, from Piggery Poke track-end to Cardigan on the 12.28 pm bus. This is a late start to the day so I suggest a visit to this fascinating town the previous day, to avoid the temptation to stay and browse. Follow the path as instructed in Section 1 as far as the beautiful beach at Mwnt. Begin the last section from Mwnt to Aberporth but divert off the coast path where you see a signpost to Felinwynt. This is about 200 m before the outcrop of rocky headland called Pen-Peles. Follow the path inland. When you meet the road walk about 4 metres to your right to see a ruined watermill that most walkers miss. Returning to where you were walk east (this would have been left when you arrived here)along the road for about 250 metres to the bend in the road and then take the path straight on and follow for 1/4 mile until you reach Cardigan Coastal Cottages and Piggery Poke Hostel . You will need to follow your map for this section.
Walk the Ceredigion Wales Coast Path. Please check the bus timetable for your travel dates before you make your plans.
There are hostels and bunkhouses all along the Wales Coast Path from Chepstow to Llandudno.