Plan Your Stay on Cardigan Bay

Cwmtydu to New Quay

Cardigan and New Quay, Aberaeron - OS Explorer Map Sheet 198

Walk information

Map:: Explorer 198 New Quay and Aberporth
Distance 4 miles or 8 miles circular
Approximate Time 2.5 [5] hours

Description From the smugglers cove of Cwmtydu to the fishing village of New Quay. [and back inland to complete the circular walk]

Start The walk starts from Cwmtydu parking overlooking the sea.

Coast Walk Cwmtydu to New Quay
Accommodation
Neuadd Farm Holiday CottagesTy Hen Holiday CottagesNanternis Farm Holiday CottagesFour SeasonsRomantic Garden CottageDolphin Court

Images Llangrannog Beach

  1. Cwmtydu - a perfect picnic spot below the old lime kiln or why not walk out the first half mile to the stunning views across to the Lleyn peninsula. The walk is steep to start but soon levels to give you a clear view of the path ahead, dropping into tiny coves and up again onto the cliff paths,
  2. Seal Bay - The autumn months are the best to see the young seals, but mature seals can often be seen basking in the sea. This stretch of the coastline is little walked and it ispossible to see adders sunning themselves on the pathway.
  3. Bird Rock - A site of special scientific interest with colonies of nesting birds.
  4. Coastguard Station - at most times of year the path here is full of wild flowers from thrift early in the year to sea campion in the summer.
  5. New Quay - Here you can enjoy welcome refreshments overlooking the sea or the chance to take a boat trip to see seals and dolphins. From the town follow the road uphill to a large public house at Penrhiwllan and here turn right to follow the lane to Coybal Farm.
  6. Byrlip - The pathway runs alongside the larger house and towards the duckpond with stunning views across to the sea. An old green lane then leads to your left and into Byrlip woods, at the right time of year full of snowdrops, wood anemones and a waterfall set deep in the woods. The path is then sign posted back to Cwmtydu.
Cardigan and Mynydd Preseli - OS Landranger Map Sheet 145
Walking, hiking and trekling gear

Don't Miss: Cardigan annual walking festival

The wild life, flora and fauna of Cardiganshire Coast and Country are truly remarkable. Red Kites and Buzzards soar above whilst Dolphins and seals swim in the bay. Otters rare orchids and hundreds of other plants, birds and animals are all here of you to experience and enjoy.