Guided Walks & Cycles
Ceredigion has much to offer the walker. Guided walks provide easy, safe access to many hidden gems. From mountain tops to coastal views. Bronze Age forts to ancient stone circles. Waterfalls to secluded forests. River side strolls to ascending the magnificent Cadair Idris mountain range.
Walks tailored to the needs and fitness of all participants.
The Estuary & the Beach – an easy flat circular walk exploring the wetlands and wild life of the Dyfi Estuary. Ideal for bird watches and those who love wide open skies. Returning around the sand dunes of Ynyslas and the windswept majestic Borth beach - 4-5 hours.
Cliff tops and Peninsula – a half day exploring the pretty village of Llangranog , walking the finest part of the Ceredigion coast + including a visit to one of the smallest island in the UK (tide dependant).
Ceredigion Coast – a full day of ups and down following the spectacular newly created coastal path to Newquay. Spot the dolphins, red-billed choughs and magic mushrooms en route.
Half day circular walk exploring beautiful Ystwyth river valley, it’s twists and turns, forest, gorges and waterfalls.
Hafod Estate – numerous guided half day walks through this famous crafted Welsh landscape – rivers, streams, bridges and falls.
Cadair Idris – the Giant’s Chair. One of the finest full days out for the keen adventurer. Following the horseshoe shape of this magnificent mountain . On a clear day the whole of Wales can be seen and enjoyed.
Plynlimon – not the most exciting mountain but the highest in the Cambrian Mountains. Recommended on clear days for the views and a picnic on the top.
Monastery and the Pilgrim– visit the religious retreat of Strata Florida , it’s famous graveyard, admire the Pilgrim sculpture and then ascend Pen-Y- Bannau fort. The views from the top are superb, well worth the short steep climb.
Phil's Fave- a regular favourite walk. A linear ridge path over the Cambrian Mountains ,descending into a river valley, waterfalls,hidden upland pastures and a Bronze Age fort with wonderful views. A decent day's walk.
RECOMMENDED CYCLE ROUTES
There are a vast choice of cycle routes in Ceredigion. Here are a few personal recommendations:
Ystwyth Trail - follow the River Ystwyth in to Aberystwyth. An 90 minute (each way) cycle following the converted railway line in to the town - an easy attractive cycle but some experience required.
Elan Valley - a circular route via Rhayader around the beautiful lakes of the Elan - a long but easy cycle following trail and quiet lanes.
Over the Top - an arduous circular route over a remote rough mountain pass,traversing the desolate Claerwen Reservoir, descending the Elan Valley, returning along the mountain road via Cymystwyth. A long day only for the fittest.
The Bothy - another remote circular cycle following a forest trail to a remote hidden bothy, then ascending a steep pass, before returning to base. A moderate cycle 4-5 hours
Devil's Bridge & The Arch - a tough ascent from Llanafan to Devil's Bridge. After coffee, a further ascent to the Arch . From there a glorious descent via Coed Hafod and trails home.
Please note some of these walks and cycles require car share. Bikes (manual/motorized) can be hired. Please book ahead.