Cycle Cardigan to Newport via Cwm Gwaun

Cardigan Ceredigion to Newport Pembrokeshire via Cwm Gwaun

Pentre Ifan Neolithic Dolmen

Cycle Route information

Map: Landranger 145 or Explorer 35
Distance Approx 24 miles 39 kilometers

Description Great days cycle with opportunity to explore the Gwaun Valley which still has it’s New Year on 13th January using the old Julian calendar and features the remarkable ‘Bessie’s Pub’ – Dyffryn Arms with beer poured from a jug.

Distances on the left are approximate.

Start either From Cardigan Bridge go past the Fusion Inn (previously the Eagle), up Tenby Road
0.3 m 0.5 km Roundabout, 2nd exit, Tenby Road
2.0 m 3.2 km Pen y Bryn Turn Left Sign Posted Cilgerran
2.7 m 4.3 km Pass turning for Wildlife Centre on your left.

Start or [safer scenic route] From Cardigan Bridge go to Fusion Inn, and immediately left take the footpath / sustrans route through the Welsh wildlife centre.
2.7 m 4.3 km Exit the Wildlife Centre and turn left.

3.2 m 5.1 km Rhoshill turn off. Turn right
5.5 m 8.8 km Rhoshill Crossroads. Straight Over (very busy take care crossing main road)
5.9 m 9.5 km Turn Left
7.0 m 11.2 km meet B4322. Turn Right.
7.9 m 12.7 km Turn Left (at Llanfair Nant-Gwyn) Sign Posted Crymych
8.9 m 14.3 km Crossroads. Turn Right Sign Posted Crosswell
9.3 m 15 km Bear Right at T-junction (Give Way)
11.7 m 18.8 km Arrive Crosswell Crossroads. Turn Left
12.0 m 19.3 km Turn Right down towards the ford. Go through ford, or cross Afon Brynberian on footbridge.
13.0 m 20.9 km Straight on to T-junction (Give Way)
13.4 m 21.6 km Crossroads (Give Way) Straight on
14.5 m 23.3 km Turn sharp Right at T-junction (Give Way) possible to cut across corner
15.1 m 24.3 km Turn Left Sign Posted Cwm Gwaun
17.6 m 28.3 km Penlan Uchaf Gardens and Tea Rooms
17.9 m 28.8 km Sychpant Picnic Area
19.5 m 31.4 km Arrive Dyffryn Arms pub Cwm Gwaun [Bessie’s]
19.5 m 31.4 km Just after pub take sharp Right up the hill Sign Posted Newport
23.5 m 37.8 km Meet main road A487(T) at outskirts of Newport Turn Right
24.1 m 38.8 km Finish Newport Pembrokeshire

The return cycle route to Cardigan from Newport can be completed using this route in reverse, an approximate distance of 13 miles / 21 kilometers.