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Ceredigion Coast Path

A walking holiday along Ceredigion's portion of the Wales Coast Path, from Machynlleth to St Dogmaels.

3 to 10 nights
32-73 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding

From £270 per person

About the trail

Bottle-nosed dolphins and grey seals are common sights on this shoreline and clifftop walk along the Ceredigion coastline. Sweeping from Machynlleth on woodland tracks and farmland pathways bordering the Dyfi, the Ceredigion Coast Path takes in far-reaching views of the Tarren Hills before joining the coastline and striking south around Cardigan Bay.

Undulating, high-level sections of the walk promise gorgeous seaside views, while miles of beach walking let you get right down to the surf. This is a particularly vibrant and friendly section of the Wales Coast Path, too, as it wends between welcoming coastal towns such as Aberystwyth, Llanrhystud, and Aberaeron.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to experience the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Customer reviews from the Ceredigion Coast Path

“Great scenery, tough walking but coastal walking always great! Sunny weather throughout and we saw a pod of 5 dolphins playing very close to the cliff where we were walking.”
Mrs Needham, UK
“I combined this with the northern section of the Pembrokeshire Coast to make a fabulous 10-day walk from Borth to St David’s. The scenery is varied and stunning, the way marking is very good, and there’s lots of wildlife to see if you want to linger.”
Mr Julyan, UK
“Walking was fine; excellent scenery, weather wet at end, but your arrangements worked perfectly with good accommodation throughout.”
Mr Tebbs, UK
“Beautiful walking in lovely countryside with brilliant weather.”
Mr Bailey, UK
“Wonderful holiday, great walking through remote and beautiful coastal scenery. All accommodation was good, and the arrangements - including luggage transfer - were smooth and efficient. All the information we were sent was clear and correct.”
Prof Browning, UK
“Everything went very smoothly, thank you. We really appreciate the effort that you all put in to making it such a lovely experience. No hesitation at all in recommending you and I have used your company before, to walk the Saints Way and that was lovely too.”
Ms Gumm, UK
“The Ceredigion Coast is really beautiful but somehow unsung. I thoroughly enjoyed the walk and am most grateful to Contours for your excellent organisation and attention to details. I hope that I shall still have the legs and the puff for further exploration of the Wales Coast Path with Contours next year.”
Mr Frostick, UK
"Curious Cows" by Lesley Kenworthy (2019)
"Coming into Borth" by Jane Kitchen (2016)
"Fingers in the Sea" by Jane Kitchen (2016)
"Mist as we leave New Quay" by Jane Kitchen (2016)
"Leaving Llanrhystud" by Jane Kitchen (2016)
"Between New Quay and Aberporth" by Jane Kitchen (2016)