The Ceredigion and Snowdonia Coast Paths
The Wales Coast Path from Porthmadog to St Dogmaels
By John B Jones
As part of the Wales Coast Path, the Ceredigion Coast Path and Snowdonia Coast Path trace a curve of 233km (145 miles) of coastal and inland walking down Cardigan Bay. This guidebook describes a 16-stage walk from Porthmadog to St Dogmaels covering the trail between the Lleyn Peninsula and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
SeasonsTechnically, it is possible to trek this route at any time of the year. However, spring into summer tends to be the most favourable season for weather and also for the wild flowers. Early autumn can also be rewarding, especially for the quality of the light and autumnal colours.
CentresThe walk passes through a number of attractive settlements, from towns such as Aberystwyth to villages such as Llangrannog.
DifficultyWhile many stretches of the Snowdonia Coast Path enable a fast walking pace, there are also some big climbs. The Ceredigian Coast Path is surprisingly challenging and a good level of fitness is required.
Must SeeThe Snowdonia and Ceredigian Coast Paths, part of the Welsh Coast Path, run some 230kms down Cardigan Bay. The walk crosses fine sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, salt marshes and hill country. There are great coastal and inland views, fascinating geology and history, and wide varieties of plants and wildlife.
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John B Jones
Although brought up in northwest Kent, where he enjoyed walking in the countryside from an early age, John B Jones has lived most of his life in the Derbyshire Peak District. He has walked extensively in the British Isles and abroad, including completing more than 25 long-distance trails; climbing all 214 'Wainwright' hills in the Lake District twice and climbing all the Scottish Munros, Corbetts and Grahams (over 720 hills and mountains). He is the author of the original Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO) guide to the Offa's Dyke Path and has written a number of local authority walking guides.View author profile
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