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There are many ways we can arrange this holiday to make it perfect for you. Please call to discuss the options available and make the choices that are right for you.

Cardigan Bay, Mid Wales, is world renowned for scenic views and rugged coastline. This Holiday won’t disappoint anyone with a passion for walking. Making use of the Wales Coast Path, the only coastal path to stretch the entire length of a country.  The Cardigan Bay segment stretches from the wild headland of Strumble head in the south, 207 km (129 miles) to Bardsey Island off the Llyn Peninsula in the north. Split up into convenient daily walks, you can tailor your holiday to include segments to match your interests and activity levels.

This Adult Only (16+) holiday includes all the essentials for the perfect walking holiday. You can choose one of the many routes to match your walking ability. Plenty of time to explore the many towns and villages along the way. Pick from one of the routes each day and either walk from hotel to hotel (Depending on how far your route is from us) or stay in our Own Four Star B&B and we will take you to and from your chosen route. Once you have booked we will contact you to find our exactly what would make it a perfect Holiday for you.

Perfect for

Walkers of all abilities

Dolphin and Birdwatching

Dog Friendly

Great as a gift

Adult Only

At Country Holidays we are always as flexible as possible. Don’t worry if this holiday doesn’t meet your exact requirements. We can tailor it for you. You will have plenty of opportunities to discuss your needs with our sales team before committing. 

LOCATION Cardigan Bay, Mid Wales
ACCOMMODATION  Four-star B&B – Full Board or B&B
AVAILABLE All Year – Arriving on a Friday or Saturday
RESTRICTIONS Adult (16+) Only – No suitable for those with physical disabilities.
WEAR Although we would wish you only the best of weather you will need all the suitable gear for walking in the country.

(VAT Inc.)

Please select your chosen option when booking.

4 Nights  – Perfect for a long weekend. You will be able to complete 3 of the suggested walks

7 Nights – This option will provide you with plenty of time to explore the Coast Path.

14 Nights –  Staying in several hotels along the way. This will enable you to complete the entire Mid Wales section of the Wales Coast Path.

Option One – B&B Only get your meals along the way.

Option Two – B&B with the evening meal on your first and last night.

Option Three – Full Board (Breakfast and Evening Meal)

GROUPS – Please Email or call 01974 241022

If these options don’t suit you please call or email us with your requirements for the perfect Holiday.

INCLUDED Transport from Aberystwyth Train Station if required

Welcome Reception

Bed & Breakfast

Meals as booked

Luggage Transfer Between Hotels

Maps and information

Weather reports

Local tourist information

Dog-friendly, dogs stay for free at Ael Y Bryn

If you are staying at Ael Y Bryn B&B:

Transport to start point each day 

Pick up from endpoint each day

Transport to Aberystwyth Train Station if required

NOT INCLUDED Tour Guide (This is a self-guided walking holiday)

Transport to other attractions

Other excusions

Transport to/from accommodation other than Ael Y Bryn B&B

Walking/Hiking equipment

For more information about what you will learn and do CLICK HERE

  • Subject to availability.
  • Prices may vary depending on accommodation providers – This will be agreed before you commit. Deposits are refundable in full if we can not meet your needs.

Day 1: Travel to Ael Y Bryn

  • Welcome Reception
  • Three course evening meal (if ordered)
  • Receive route information and agree itinerary.

Day 2: Walking Route One

  • Breakfast
  • Transport to start point
  • Choose from 7 sections of the Wales Coastal Path
  • Collection from endpoint
  • Evening Meal (if ordered) or self-drive to restaurant

Day 3: Walking Route Two

  • Breakfast
  • Transport to start point
  • Choose from 7 sections of the Wales Coastal Path
  • Collection from endpoint
  • Evening Meal (if ordered) or self-drive to restaurant

Day 4: Walking Route Three

  • Breakfast
  • Transport to start point
  • Choose from 7 sections of the Wales Coastal Path
  • Collection from endpoint
  • Evening Meal (if ordered) or self-drive to restaurant

Day 5: Travel Home

  • Breakfast
  • Check Out
  • Please remember to review your holiday on our website

Sunset at Gwbert

About Cardigan Bay

As you walk along the Coat Path you will see numerous beaches and a unique marine life including a pod of Bottle Nosed Dolphins. The towns and villages include Fishguard, New Quay, Aberaeron, Llanon, Aberystwyth, Borth, Aberdyfi, Tywyn, Barmouth, Porthmadog, Criccieth, Pwllheli, Cwmtydu, Nanternis and Llangrannog. Major rivers flowing into the bay include the Afon Glaslyn, Teifi, Rheidol, Dyfi, Aeron, Dysynni, Mawddach and Ystwyth.

Until the early 1900s, Cardigan Bay had a strong maritime industry. Cardigan is located at the mouth of the River Teifi and at the turn of the 19th century, the heyday of the port, it was a more important port than Cardiff. At this time more than 300 ships were registered at Cardigan—seven times as many as Cardiff, and three times as many as Swansea.

The central and northern areas of the Bay are the location of the legendary Cantre’r Gwaelod, the drowned “Lowland Hundred” or “Hundred under the Sea”. During the winter storms of 2014, parts of the lost ancient forest of Borth, which 4,500 years ago stretched on the boggy land to Ynyslas, reappeared on the shoreline in the form of preserved exposed tree stumps. Due to climate change and rising sea levels, the forest was buried under layers of peat, sand and saltwater.

The Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation was set up to preserve the natural wildlife in the area, both in the sea and on the surrounding foreshore.

From the Ceredigion Coast Path it is often possible to observe the Bay’s “Big Three” species of harbour porpoise, grey seals, and bottlenose dolphins, of which the Bay has the largest population in the UK. Other mammals, such as minke whales, Risso’s dolphins and common dolphins, together with many species of sea birds, such as puffin, and sharks, including basking sharks, can also be seen.

Since the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Bay has been invaded by spider crabs. Not a seafood normally consumed by British people, since 2010 the local fishermen have supplied the Michelin-starred restaurants of Raymond Blanc.

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