Ceredigion Coast Path - South Section

A walk along the southern half of the Ceredigion Coast Path, from Llanrhystud to St Dogmaels.

4 to 7 nights
41 miles
Easy / Moderate to Moderate / Demanding

From £345 per person

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About this route

The southern section of the Ceredigion Coast Path borders Cardigan Bay throughout its 41-mile journey, and crosses low-level cliffs with few of the stiff ascents of the northern half.

From this part of the trail, grey seals can often be spotted down in the caves that pock the rock face. Broad beaches frequently bring you close to the waves, while the extensive walls and arches of the ruined St Dogmaels Abbey provide an atmospheric glimpse back through history.

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Ceredigion Coast Path - South Section map
Llanrhystud to St Dogmaels
41 miles (65 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday Highlights

Experiencing the peace and tranquillity on the walk from Llanrhystud.

Admiring the far-reaching views over Cardigan Bay and the Preseli Hills.

The abundance of plant and animal life, including dolphins, Red Kites and wild ponies in the countryside surrounding Cardigan Bay.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
CDGPS1 From Llanrhystud to St Dogmaels 4 nights, 3 days walking Moderate / Demanding£345
CDGPS2 From Llanrhystud to St Dogmaels 5 nights, 4 days walking Moderate£430
CDGPS3 From Llanrhystud to St Dogmaels 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate£515
CDGPS4 From Llanrhystud to St Dogmaels 7 nights, 6 days walking Easy / Moderate£600

Ceredigion Coast Path - South Section 4 nights, 3 days walking

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  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Travel info
  • Weather
Start

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

Day 1

Llanrhystud to New Quay. 13 miles (21km)

Day 2

New Quay to Aberporth. 13.5 miles (21.5km)

Day 3

Aberporth to St Dogmaels. 14 miles (22.5km)

Finish

Depart from St Dogmaels 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
Extra night (St Dogmaels)
£55.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 4 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

If a relaxing day on a sandy beach is tempting, consider booking an extra night at Llanrhystud. New Quay offers the opportunity to spot dolphins in Cardigan Bay. With its heritage and marine wildlife centres, as well as a nearby honey farm, there's plenty to see and do.

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
Extra night (St Dogmaels)
£55.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 40.5 miles (65 km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 13 miles (21 km)
Maximum daily distance: 14 miles (22.5 km)
Code: CDGPS1 Grade: Moderate / Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Llanrhystud
End of holiday: St Dogmaels

Travel Information

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

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

By Rail - The nearest rail station to the start of the trail (Llanrhystud) is at Aberystwyth (about 9 miles away). The nearest rail stations to the end of the trail (St Dogmaels) are either Fishguard & Goodwick (about 20 miles away) or Carmarthen (about 30 miles away).

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

From London - Trains run from London Euston to Aberystwyth. From there a bus/taxi will be required to Llanrhystud.

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

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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