Ceredigion Coast Path - North Section

A self-guided walk along the Ceredigion section of the Wales Coast Path, from Machynlleth to Llanrhystud.

3 to 4 nights
32 miles
Moderate to Demanding

From £260 per person

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About this route

The northern half of the Ceredigion Coast Path takes in wide views across the estuary as you rise and fall with the lower flanks of the Dyfi hills on the walk out to Borth, where the famous submerged forest – and the wide expanse of the sea – awaits.

This scenic section of the trail clambers multiple high cliffs to award far-reaching panoramas, with a perfect picnic stop waiting at Constitution Hill. A forgotten stretch of sandy coastline then brings this wonderful walk to its conclusion in Llanrhystud.

Standard
Interactive
Ceredigion Coast Path - North Section map
Machynlleth to Llanrhystud
32 miles (52 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday Highlights

Discovering the secluded coves on the way to Borth.

Exploring the strange stumps of Borth’s submerged forest, protruding from the sand.

Enjoying the enormous views from Constitution Hill in Aberystwyth using the world’s largest Camera Obscura.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
CDGPN1 From Machynlleth to Llanrhystud 3 nights, 2 days walking Demanding£260
CDGPN2 From Machynlleth to Llanrhystud 4 nights, 3 days walking Moderate£345

Ceredigion Coast Path - North Section 3 nights, 2 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Travel info
  • Weather
Start

Travel to Machynlleth where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Machynlleth to Borth. 15 miles (24km)

Day 2

Borth to Llanrhystud. 17 miles (27.5km)

Finish

Depart from Llanrhystud after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£35.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£25.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Llanrhystud)
£55.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 3 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

A rest day can extend your holiday and let you soak in your surroundings at a particular spot.

Picturesque Machynlleth is a popular place to take one. Its wide main street is lined with brightly-painted shops, and it was here that Owain Glyndwr set up his government. His Parliament building hosts a museum dedicated to him. Plas Machynlleth, the 17th century mansion of the Marquess of Londonberry, houses Celtica, an exhibition of all things Celtic, while the Centre for Alternative Technology and the Wales Museum of Modern Art both promise a full day out.

The old fishing village of Borth, meanwhile, offers a wealth of things to see and do, from the Cors Goch Fochno peat bog and the sand dunes at Ynyslas, to the extraordinary stumps of ancient forests that emerge from the sand at low tide. With a sandy beach perfect for a day stretched out in the sun, this can be a relaxing rest day option.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Llanrhystud)
£55.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 32 miles (51.5 km)
Duration: 3 nights, 2 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 15 miles (24 km)
Maximum daily distance: 17 miles (27.5 km)
Code: CDGPN1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Machynlleth
End of holiday: Llanrhystud

Travel Information

Detailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end, are sent to you in your holiday pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham, Liverpool John Lennon and Manchester.

By Rail - There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Machynlleth). The nearest rail station to the end of the trail (Llanrhystud) is at Aberystwyth (about 9 miles away).

By Bus - Various bus services run to Machynlleth. Few bus services run from Llanrhystud.

From London - Trains run from London Euston station to Machynlleth.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take the bus from Llanrhystud to Machynlleth.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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