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Towards Mwnt, Near Cardigan


  • Secluded coves and endless sandy beaches
  • Magnificent rock formations and geology of the area
  • Undulating clifftop walking
  • The abundance of wildlife including dolphins, porpoises and seals
  • Warm and friendly welcome from the locals

A 7 Day & 6 Night self guided walking holiday along the Ceredigion Coast Path

The Ceredigion Coast Path follows 60 miles of dramatic coastline on the west coast of Wales. Secluded coves, sandy beaches, rugged clifftops and charming fishing villages are some of the highlights along the path. Much of the walking follows the designated Heritage Coast which fringes Cardigan Bay, recognised for its unspoilt areas. Scan the sea for bottle nose dolphins and listen to the calls of seabirds that thrive in the coastal habitat. Stroll off the path to one of the many sandy beaches to relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

The Ceredigion Coast Path starts in Cardigan and finishes in Yns-las, linking the Teifi with the Dyfi Estuary. Leaving Cardigan you quickly appreciate the tranquil beauty of the area and from Aberporth you enter the Heritage Coast where you can marvel at the waterfall at Tresaith. A couple of tough, steep climbs follows and from Llangrannog to New Quay you follow the most spectacular area of the Ceredigion Coast Path, which is rugged and remote. A mixture of low flat walking and the coastal path follow, heading inland slightly before reaching Aberystwth and finally past Borth to the end at Yns-las.

Ceredigion Coast Path - 7 Days & 6 Nights 

Day 1: Arrive Cardigan and overnight

Day 2: Walk to Aberporth: 12m

Day 3: Walk to New Quay: 14m

Day 4: Walk to Llanrhystud: 14m

Day 5: Walk to Aberystwth: 10m

Day 6: Walk to Ynys-las (overnight Borth): 10m

Day 7: Onward Travel


One of the highlights of this tour is the standard of the
accommodation. You will stay in carefully selected B&B’s,
guesthouses, country pubs and small hotels.  We will always try and book
en-suite rooms wherever possible.

Single Rooms

If you require single rooms within your party we will always try and
accommodate you subject to availability. A single supplement is payable.


A hearty breakfast is included each morning. Lunch and dinner are not
included but will be available either at your accommodation or nearby
pubs and restaurants.


Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate walkers with dogs as many of the accommodation providers do not accept pets.


Useful Websites

There is a great wealth of information on the Ceredigion Coast Path website and this also has up to date diversions so it is worth a look before you set off on your walk.

Walking Direction

Our itineraries and guide book are written from South to North although the itineraries can be reversed if required.

Additional Nights and Extensions

Many of our clients choose to add extra nights along the walk to sample more of the wonderful walking and attractions available on the Coast Path.

Cardigan, Aberystwyth and Borth are great choices for extra days. 


The Ceredigion Coast Path is waymarked with wooden posts.  The walk is on well- maintained footpaths, clifftops, beaches and woodland trails. It does involve some steep ascent and descent especially in the Northern Sections of the Path.

Solo Walkers

This walking holiday is available to solo walkers but as we incur additional baggage transfer costs there is a solo walker supplement payable.

Baggage Transfer

Daily door to door baggage transfer is included in the cost of your holiday. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 15kg per person.


Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes and a day pack.

General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack. 

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

Getting to Cardigan

By Train/Bus-

If you are coming from Cardiff then the best option is to get a train to Carmarthen (1hr 40) then take a bus to Cardigan (1hr 35). From Swansea the train takes 50mins to Carmarthen and then the bus (1hr 35) which is the best option.

By Car

If you are taking your car you can park in either of the 2 designated long term car parks in Cardigan.

Getting from Ynys-las/Borth

There is no accommodation in Ynys-las so we will more often than not book you in to Borth for your last overnight

By Train—There is a train station in Borth and from here you can catch the train to Aberystwyth (25 mins) where you can connect for onward travel.



  • Bed and breakfast accommodation in ensuite rooms wherever possible.
  • Door to door baggage transfer.
  • A detailed info pack, guide book and map.
  • Emergency telephone support from our office in the event of a problem.


  • Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks
  • Entrance fees (where applicable)
  • Transport should you need to skip a stage
  • Travel Insurance


  • Additional nights
  • Solo walker supplement

We are often asked the following questions and we hope that you will find the answers useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions.

How fit do I need to be?

We offer a range of itineraries with differing daily distances so you can find an itinerary that suits your preferred level of activity. If you currently don’t enjoy an active lifestyle we suggest regular walking in hilly terrain supplemented by cardio vascular exercise prior to your walk. A good gym or personal trainer will be able to draw up a personalised training programme.

How far in advance do I need to book?

We suggest you book as soon as your plans are finalised as the Coast Path is extremely popular especially over April/May and July/August. You will find up to date availability on our website and we will always try and accommodate your plans. 

What personal equipment do I need?

You will need good walking shoes/boots (ideally waterproof), comfortable walking clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers, a daypack and hats/gloves etc.

When is the best time of year?

This walking holiday is best enjoyed between March and mid October. Springtime weather can be changeable but usually the driest time of year.   Autumn is another good time to walk with the path being less crowded and the weather should still be good.

Am I able to take my dog?

Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate walkers with dogs as many of the accommodation providers we use do not accept pets.

What happens if I can’t walk a stage?

You can use public transport or local taxis to continue to your next overnight stop.


Great scenery


1st stage was overgrown quite badly and aggravated by the rain. Great scenery. Friendly people, some of the breakfasts very good but not all offered porridge which you need on a walk like this rather than prepackaged cereals. Rather expensive.

Gary George



I would do this hike again and take my time


The maps were of no use to me. The guide book was vague at times but I made to my destinations every night. All accommodations were 5+star




Long distance walk along Ceredigion Coastal Path


My husband and I have just returned from a wonderful, if a little hot at times, walking trek of the Ceredigion Coastal Path. I would like to offer my thanks to Macs Adventure for helping make the trip a great success, especially at such short notice. Everything went according to the plan you set out for us. Our baggage was delivered before we arrived and all accommodation was good, especially the Hotel Penwig in New Quay - our room was excellent, giving us a good view of the dolphins visiting the harbour. Also especially Pen y Castell, where Hamid and Jean welcomed us warmly and Hamid cooked us an excellent authentic Indian chicken curry. Delicious. Many delightful bays and villages en-route, with birds and dolphins entertaining us along the way.​

Maggie and Mac

Much Wenlock, Shropshire


Needs to be on your bucket list.......


Such a great trip. Not a "walk in the park"! We only met 6 other walkers doing the same route in 5 days. Some stretches are quite challenging with steep climbs and the path is quite remote for much of the way. It important to be prepared for changes in the weather, and have enough food and drink to keep you going. Parts of the path are not suitable for anyone who suffers from vertigo(seriously!) and both of us wish we had walked in boots rather than hiking shoes. in summary - a stunningly spectacular hike, with some challenging stretches, but worth every step!

Alf and Huw



A Great Holiday


We had a good week's walk and enjoyed varied and interesting accommodation. The only complaint would be at Newquay where we were treated in a very off hand way - when we arrived I took off my boots to go to reception only to be told rather rudely,that I couldn't come in without shoes! and was then asked to pay £80! We had a warm welcome everywhere else and enjoyed friendly hospitality. My only complaint overall was that we had to pay £73 for a taxi back to Cardigan when all the information beforehand was based on a return by public transport. I would have welcomed an offer by Macs Adventures to repay at least part of this expense.




Potentially very good but.....


Booked my break on the Ceredigon Coast path rather last minute but the team at Macs were very helpful. Literature, instructions and maps etc were all very good. Luggage elves all seamless and very impressive. On the whole reasonably happy apart a hiccup with a taxi transfer and the standard of one evenings accommodation. Taxi situation sorted following a few phone calls to taxi firm (who didn't know they were supposed to pick me up) and finally a call to Macs emergency number. Anyway a helpful barman got me an alternative ride (which by the way Macs have agreed to settle) to my hotel on a sleepy Sunday evening. I arrived less than 30 mins before last food orders but I managed to throw off my muddy gear, take a quick shower and sprint down to the dining room with minutes to spare! Accommodation was described as comfortable so I knew what to expect. Standard was as I might have anticipated with the exception of the night in Aberystwyth. The proprietors were very helpful so no complaints there its just not what I was expecting and very, very basic with shared bathroom/toilet facilities (a first for me!), although lack of ensuite was stated in the itinerary. I'm guessing though that booking only a week or so ahead caused some difficulties in finding accommodation but I would remark that I travelled out of season. Apart from the two blots above it was overall a pleasant experience.




Lots of fresh air and wonderful views


Somewhere in large fields signing could be hard to find (if any). But generally the path is fine, ot too much tarmac walking.




Fantastic scenery


Walking solo I really enjoyed the variety of scenery and interesting places. Friendly accommodation.




great trip


Good accommodation some superb.To help future clients I would suggest two things.Firstly if using Merwerydd b&b for walkers going south to north they should get a taxi from Aberaeron and NOT walk along very dangerous A487.Secondly if using The Penrallt going south to north on reaching the Quinetic main gates turn right up Hilltop Way and not go down to Aberporth this leaves you only a few hundred yards along main road to reach hotel.Then retrace steps the following morning.Thank you for organising such a pleasant trip.


North Wales


Challenging but beautiful


The first two legs were very hard. Steep doesn't do the terrain justice. Quite treacherous mud, paths very close to the edge, lots of slippery steps. Difficult to really get a shift on. I found poles essential. I wouldn't walk those first legs if it had been raining hard. The rest, was moderate as described. Our luggage was moved without problem, and I really liked the mix of accommodation - I'd stay in The Penrallt; the Pebbles&York and the Goitre again, and the Cambrian Inn although basic had great food and owners - they even made me pizza for breakfast when I fancied it. All hosts were friendly, helpful and breakfasts were up to requirements - filling, hot and generally acceptable quality.


Doha, Qatar


Ceredigion Coast Path

4.4 11


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