The sections of the ‘All Wales Coastal Path’ surrounding Cardigan and St Dogmaels contain some of the most spectacular cliffs and geological formations found in Wales.
Access to the path can be picked up at Poppit Sands if you plan to head south and deeper in to Pembrokeshire or from Gwbert if heading north and further up the Ceredigion coastline.
From Poppit the path climbs up to Cemmaes Head and offers spectacular views of Cardigan Island and the cliffs heading to north Wales. On clear days you can expect views of the north Wales mountains and the Lleyn Peninsula in the distance.
Continuing south along the coastal path and around Cemmaes Head you will be walking along some of the highest cliffs along this stretch of path. Below you the cliffs are steep and the rock formations tell tales of turbulent times in their past. The strata here is quite stunning and if you manage a boat trip around the headland to see the cliffs from below you will see some spectacular folds and creases in the rock. Continue on and past the old coastguard lookout hut but keep an eager eye on the cliffs behind you to see the stunning folds from the coastal path. Continue on to reach Ceibwr Bay where if you wish you can catch the Poppit Rocket back to Poppit and St Dogmaels.
A downloadable PDF map of this section is available here…
From Gwbert, currently the path makes its way along small roads until you get almost to Mwnt, but the reward for traversing the lanes is a beautiful little sandy cove and a very picturesque church. Both sitting below a headland which is well worth the climb for the panoramic views across the Ceredigion tundra that can be found at its summit.
Download a PDF map here…