n 16 day stages from Porthmadog to St Dogmaels, this guidebook offers all the information walkers need to complete the 233km (145 miles) section of the Wales Coast Path that curve down Cardigan Bay, passing through a range of contrasting landscapes.
Six days are spent on the Snowdonia Coast Path, two around the Dyfi Estuary, seven on the Ceredigion Coast Path and one from Cardigan to St Dogmaels.
Linking the Llyn Peninsula Coast Path with that of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, this section takes in Snowdonia National Park’s splendid coastal plains, leads inland through beautiful hill country around the Dyfi Estuary and follows some of the finest coastline in all of Wales on the Ceredigion Coast Path.
The Snowdonia Coast Path
This is not an official title, but since most of the route is within Snowdonia National Park it seems appropriate. The truly coastal sections tend to be along huge sandy beaches, while the remainder is through nearby hill country or across the coastal plains.
The Ceredigion Coast Path
The path starts at the flat lands at Ynyslas and joins the Wales Coast Path at Borth. Over a distance of just short of 100km (60 miles), it links Ynyslas with Cardigan on the Teifi Estuary, following some of Wales' finest and most varied coast.
Stong walkers could complete the full walk in just less than two weeks. It is also worth considering building in rest days in order to visit , say Harlech Castle, or ride on of the narrow gauge railways. With excellent public transport links, you don't have to tackle it all at once. It's easy to split into short breaks and day walks as suits your schedule.
background information on geology, history and the many points of interest along the way
illustrated by OS 1:50,000 map extracts and custom-drawn sketch maps
practical details on facilities, accommodation and travel