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CEREDIGION & THE PEMBROKESHIRE COAST

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As well as the natural beauty of West Wales, history accompanies you. Smugglers’ coves, Stone Age forts and early Christian communities dot the landscape.
  • Product Code 73905
  • Holiday Type Walking Holiday
  • Grade Grade 6
  • Holiday Duration 5 Nights

Guided Walking Holidays Ceredigion and the Pembrokeshire Coast

You are on the path from Cymtydu to Aberporth, one of the most spectacular stretches of the Ceredigion Coast Path. Behind you are the whitewashed cottages of a tiny coastal village. Now, from this path cut into the cliffs, you can see seals and bottle-nosed dolphins breaking the surf, and ahead lies the remote Lochtyn Island, framed by gorse and sea pink blowing in the breeze.

You have easy access to both the Ceredigion and the more famous Pembrokeshire Coast Paths from your hotel, sitting above the mouth of the Teifi estuary, overlooking one of the UK’s great unspoilt beauty spots. Besides the clifftop walks you pass through woods, moor and farmland. Walking south on the estuary path takes you through the pretty town of Cardigan and across St Dogmael’s Beach. North takes you out on the Irish Sea coast. Inland are the Preseli Mountains with rocky outcrops interrupting the sweeping views and the gentle pastoral scenery of the Teifi valley.

As well as the natural beauty of west Wales, history accompanies you. Smugglers’ coves, Stone Age forts and early Christian communities dot the landscape.


Holiday Highlights

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Great Welsh scenery, which takes some beating
  • Walks on and around the Cardigan and Pembrokeshire coasts
  • The remote Preseli Mountains


The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Half board en-suite accommodation.
      Transport to and from the trailheads, if necessary.

Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 6

  1. Day 1

    Independent travel to The Cliff Hotel in Gwbert-on-Sea. Check in is from 3pm. Meet your tour leader at approximately 6.30pm in the hotel for a briefing before dinner.

  2. Day 2

     This holiday includes four days of guided walking and is based at the termini of two first class walking routes: the newly opened Ceredigion Coastal Path and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path running through the linear Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Inland we can walk in the Preseli Mountains or explore the Teifi estuary. Dinner each evening is in the hotel restaurant.

    Teifi valley walk - A leisurely walk along the Teifi estuary and river from the Cliff Hotel to Cardigan town, then on to Cilgerran. We return by a different route to Cardigan. Highlights include sweeping views of the Teifi estuary, a short tour of historic Cardigan town, a walk in the Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve and picturesque Teifi gorge, and a chance to visit Cilgerran Castle (much loved by artists). Our progress up the river will be punctuated with stops at the Teifi Marshes visitor centre (stop for coffee) and the idyllic riverside at Cilgerran (stop for lunch).
    About 10 miles. Ascent/descent:
    300m.

     

  3. Day 3

    Newport (Pembs.) to Cwm yr Eglws - A moderate, high-level moorland walk, returning to Newport via the Pembrokeshire coast path. Expect panoramic views of Newport town, the surrounding coastline and Preseli hills, ancient settlements and remains, a lunch stop at peaceful Cwm yr Eglws (with its perfect little bay and ruined church), and a relaxing cafe terrace to take tea at the end. This walk offers classic moorland and coast path scenery, with some enjoyable stops along the way.
    About 12 miles. Ascent/descent: 540m.

  4. Day 4

    Cardigan coast path: Cwmtydu to Aberporth - A beautiful section of coast path, with some picturesque villages en route. From little Cwmtydu, we walk (only in calm weather) some of the highest cliffs of this coastline, yielding impressive views of Cardigan Bay. Moving south, we encounter an iron-age fort, a giant’s tooth(!), pretty seaside villages, a waterfall, the occasional dolphin, and ever-changing views. The series of ascents on this walk makes it more testing, but very worthwhile as it offers stunning views of the west coast of Wales.
    About
    10.5 miles. Ascent/descent: 520m.

  5. Day 5

    Coast path and farmland: Moylgrove to St Dogmaels - Spectacular coastal scenery followed by a gentler inland walk to St Dogmaels. This walk includes a quiet woodland section, cliffs with striking geological features, Cemaes Head (great for a lunch stop, often with seals down below), pleasant undulating farmland, a ruined chapel, and a chance to explore historic St Dogmaels and take tea beside the abbey ruins. Today, the coastal scenery and farmland feel even more remote and unspoiled. This walk has one lengthy ascent on the coast path and finishes in another place of great historic interest.
    About 10 miles. Ascent/descent: 550m.

  6. Day 6

    Independent departure from the hotel after breakfast. Check out is by 10.30am.

Travel Details

Transport to and from the trailheads, if necessary, is included.

Nearest mainline railway station: Carmarthen (30 miles)

Nearest bus station: Cardigan (3 miles)

The taxi fare from:
  • Carmarthen to the Cliff Hotel can cost about £55
  • Cardigan to the Cliff Hotel can cost as much as £75.
It needing a taxi, we strongly recommend that you contact Robin's Taxis for a quote and prebook (Tel: 01239 612190)


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The Cliff Hotel

The Cliff Hotel is a welcoming three-star hotel spectacularly located on a rugged headland with magnificent views over Cardigan Bay. You will be well catered for, with three restaurants, two bars, a lounge, sea-view terrace and conservatory. The 19th century building has been regularly added to over the years and has recently been refurbished and redecorated. It includes a modern spa suite available to hotel guests free of charge with a range of spa treatments available at additional cost. The hotel also has its own adjacent nine hole golf course. After dinner you can stroll in the hotel’s grounds, enjoy the fascinating views across to the Poppit Sands and look out for local surfers and grey seals. The en-suite rooms do vary considerably in layout and size but all are comfortably furnished. Accommodation is on a half board basis with buffet breakfasts and dinners taken at the hotel. Picnic lunches are not included. Free Wi-Fi is available in the rooms.


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