As part of the Wales Coast Path, the Ceredigion Coast Path and Snowdonia Coast Path trace a curve of 233km (145 miles) of coastal and inland walking down Cardigan Bay. This guidebook describes a 16-stage walk from Porthmadog to St Dogmaels covering the trail between the Lleyn Peninsula and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
Technically, it is possible to trek this route at any time of the year. However, spring into summer tends to be the most favourable season for weather and also for the wild flowers. Early autumn can also be rewarding, especially for the quality of the light and autumnal colours.
The walk passes through a number of attractive settlements, from towns such as Aberystwyth to villages such as Llangrannog.
While many stretches of the Snowdonia Coast Path enable a fast walking pace, there are also some big climbs. The Ceredigian Coast Path is surprisingly challenging and a good level of fitness is required.
The Snowdonia and Ceredigian Coast Paths, part of the Welsh Coast Path, run some 230kms down Cardigan Bay. The walk crosses fine sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, salt marshes and hill country. There are great coastal and inland views, fascinating geology and history, and wide varieties of plants and wildlife.