Description A spectacular walk that includes the famous 'Witches Cauldron' and the picturesque bay of Ceibwr as well as pretty inland wooded paths that afford fine views of the preselis.
Start The walk starts from the Molygrove car park. Grid reference SN 118 447.
Molygrove - Turn left out of car park & after
few meters turn right by chapel. Continue along road until you reach
bay. Carry on along the road for a short distance to coast path sign
on right, go over stile & follow coast path for about 1/2 a mile
to a dramatic bay known as the 'Witches Cauldron'.
Carry on along path & after very steep
climb soon after top of cliff at clearly signposted junction in
path turn left off coast path. Follow this very pleasant path through
wood & after stile turn left. Follow sign to right & go
up lane. Go through gate & turn right, go over stile turn left.
Follow sign to right & go up lane. Go through gate & turn
right, go over stile & straight ahead. Turn left after farm
building, up track & over stile. Turn left & follow road
back to car park.
Part 2 - Go left out of
the car park, but this time turn left opposite chapel. Go down
path to gate ahead of you where you bear left down small track.
Follow this alongside steam, left over bridge to edge of wood.
Now follow right hand hedge line to gate left of house. Go through
here & right
past house & up track. At top of track bear right onto minor
road & go down to cross roads where you turn left.
Penrhiw Forge - Follow road
down past line of impressive beeches, continue uphill to Penrhiw
Forge on left, shortly after which is large gate & stile With
Signpost. Go through here & follow green lane. Go over 2 stiles
keeping straight ahead & on through waymarked gate, taking care
as next stretch is often very muddy. Follow round past farm buildings
through waymarked gate & along another very muddy stretch.
Go through 2 more gates round some stables to junction of tracks,
turn right here by wall and through waymarked gate.
Ceibwr Bay - Follow track to lane, then carry straight on to join road from St Dogmaels. Carry straight on to reach sign on right to coast path. Go down farm lane for over 1/2 a mile & then turn left at Tre-Ryhs. When after 600m, road bears right yo Pen-y-Graig farm, go straight ahead. Carry on to bridleway sign & gate on left, go left & after a few meters ignore sign on right to coast path, & carry straight on. A few meters after house, go over stile on right & follow path steeply downhill to beach of Ceibwr Bay. Go along edge of beach & over slate bridge. Now turn left then right & your back on the road. Turn left & follow road back to chapel and car park.
Note: OS Maps - Explorer is scale 1:25,000 and is used mainly for walking and Landranger is 1:50,000 and is more for detailed planning for visiting Cardigan Bay. If you prefer the Landranger please choose this map.
Cardigan and Mynydd Preseli - OS Landranger Map Sheet 145
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.