Cardigan to Cilgerran Walk

This is a great little walk (approx 2 miles) that starts from Castle Street in Cardigan.

Head to the Eagle Inn and on the opposite side of the road is a small path down the side of another public house – the Castle Inn. The path is sign posted and takes you around and out onto the south bank of the river Teifi. Continue along the bank of the river, past the industrial units and site of the weekly farmers mart, some five minutes later you will pass under the A487 and the scenery will change quite dramatically.

Now you will find yourself in quite a wilderness – the reed beds that edge the Teifi for quite some distance. These reed beds are a great location for bird spotting and there are hides dotted about which have been thatched using the reed from the beds by a local thatcher. The beds are also tended during the winter, when they are thinned and also reed is cut for local thatching needs. This usually happens during January or February.

Continue onward past the reed beds and you will be walking along a tree lined track, a short distance on is the entrance to the The Welsh Wildlife Centre, well worth a visit and a great place to find out more about the countryside surrounding you. There is also a cafe if you fancy a cuppa or a sneaky cake.

Back on the track again and heading for Cilgerran, the trees open up slightly and you will be walking between fields until you reach the end of the track near Cilgerran. Turn left here onto Cemaes Street to walk into the village.

In Cilgerran you will find Cilgerran Castle just off Castle Square, four pubs, restaurants and shops providing an ideal stop off point for a spot of lunch before the walk back.

Alternatively you can catch a bus back.


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