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19th April 2014

Cardigan Festival of Walking

Walking along coast path looking down to Mwnt Beach on Cardigan BayPhoto Walking above Mwnt Beach Cardigan Bay - Janet Baxter

Walks around the Teifi Valley Cardigan Bay Coastal Paths & Preseli Hills - Cardigan awarded 'Walkers are Welcome'

Cardigan and its surrounding countryside is an unspoilet and largely undiscovered area of outstanding natural beauty.
There are dramatic cliff-top paths with views of extraordinary rock formations and stunning wildlife, tranquil walks in deeply wooded valleys and challenging climbs in the Preseli hills.

The walks explore these main areas:

Teifi Valley

This is an area of great beauty and variety with several outstanding features including:

  • The dramatic grandeur of Cilgerran gorge with its imposing castle ruins.
  • The award-winning Wildlife Centre, where otters and red kites can be seen.
  • Cenarth Falls, with its Coracle Museum and breathtaking riverside walk.
  • The beautiful Teifi estuary with the wide open beach of Poppit Sands and rugged cliffs of Cardigan Island.
  • Coastal Paths

    To the south, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is famous for its unique views, rock formations and seals, whilst to the north there is a lesser known but equally beautiful Ceredigion Marine Heritage Coastline and Cerdigion Coast Path. Coastal walks in this area afford the chance to see regular sightings of dolphins, the picturesque Mwnt church and the dramatic cliff paths at Llangrannog.

    Preseli Hills

    Home of the famous Preseli Bluestones used for Stonehenge with its open moorland, Neolithic monuments and sweeping sea views this area is a serious walker's paradise.

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    For a range of local walks see the 'Explore' section of this site

    To really experience rural life in West Wales at its best you should visit the many and varied events and festivals that are held in our towns and villages throughout the year.

    Festivals and Events Cardigan Bay

    April 2014

    Wales One World Film Festival

    Friday 21st March 2014 - Friday 11th April Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre

    WOW 2014 will start on Friday 21 March in Cardiff and Aberystwyth. For the last twelve years WOW has explored the edges of contemporary global cinema and so provided an unrivalled 'window on the world' that gives audiences all across Wales the chance to see the best in world cinema

    Helen Booth Synapse Exhibition

    Saturday 29th March 2014 - Saturday 17th May Location: Mwldan

    Booth is a drawer, painter and installation maker who's practice embraces the versatility of the line. In 2012 she was awarded the prestigious Pollock Krasner Award for her work on paper. This exhibition features recent work and predominantly explores ideas of materiality through the layering. The artist builds up impulsive, expressive marks which are then stripped back to build space and texture into the works.

    Easter Treasure Hunt Cardigan

    Monday 14th April 2014 - Sunday 27th April Location: Shire Hall

    Easter Treasure Hunt starting at Shire Hall, High Street, Cardigan. Fantastic family hamper for the winning team. Wet weather option available. Funds raised in aid of Cardigan Castle. For further details see www.cardigancastle.com

    Music Without Frontiers

    Wednesday 16th April 2014 - Monday 21st April Location: Rhosygilwen Mansion

    Easter music festival, featuring an exciting and eclectic range of musical genres, dance, film, storytelling and performance. This event takes place in a number of venues, from Rhosygilwen to Samll Woprld Theatre. Please see this page for full details of 2014 programme.

    Egg Decoration

    Wednesday 16th April 2014 Location: The Welsh Wildlife Centre

    Please join us at the Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran for an "Eggcellent" afternoon of creative fun decorating your own Easter Eggs. Suitable for 2year olds & upwards 11:00 to 13:00 and again from 14:00 to 16:00

    Easter Egg Hunt Cilgerran Castle

    Friday 18th April 2014 - Monday 21st April Location: Cilgerran Castle

    Hop along to Cilgerran Castle this Easter and participate in the Easter Egg Hunt in association with the National Trust Come and eggsplore Cilgerran Castle and complete our Easter trail to claim you Cadbury's Easter Egg. £1.50 per trail.

    Easter Promenade

    Saturday 19th April 2014 Location: Cardigan & Around

    Small World Theatre will be making a special appearance with our beautiful giant explorer, Lady Augusta, at Cardigan Quay as part of Music Without Frontiers' festivities. Families and our friends who would like to meet Lady Augusta, please come and join us at the Quay to walk through the town to Small World Theatre, where we are running a themed workshop for children called 'Scrap Sound'.

    Egg Decoration

    Sunday 20th April 2014 Location: The Welsh Wildlife Centre

    Please join us at the Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran for an "Eggcellent" afternoon of creative fun decorating your own Easter Eggs. Suitable for 2year olds & upwards 11:00 to 13:00 and again from 14:00 to 16:00

    Barley Saturday Cardigan 2014

    Saturday 26th April 2014 Location: Cardigan & Around

    Since the 19th Century the last Saturday in April has been a big event in Cardigan. Barley Saturday saw farmers from surrounding area come to town to hire workers and to inspect stallions that are put out to stud. These days the horses are the centre of attention. After judging, they are paraded through the town and crowds of people line the streets to see the spectacle. There’s also now a parade of veteran tractors, cars, motorbikes and more. Contact: Tudor Harries 01239 841524

    May 2014

    Helen Booth Synapse Exhibition

    Saturday 29th March 2014 - Saturday 17th May Location: Mwldan

    Booth is a drawer, painter and installation maker who's practice embraces the versatility of the line. In 2012 she was awarded the prestigious Pollock Krasner Award for her work on paper. This exhibition features recent work and predominantly explores ideas of materiality through the layering. The artist builds up impulsive, expressive marks which are then stripped back to build space and texture into the works.

    The Cambrian Mountains Walking Weekend

    Friday 2nd May 2014 - Monday 5th May Location: Tregaron Various Locations

    Programme of Walks

    Aberystwyth Cycle Festival

    Friday 23rd May 2014 - Sunday 25th May Location: Aberystwyth

    Now in its fifth year, the Aber Cycle Fest brings downhill mountain biking and a 'Welsh Wild West' sportive to the famous promenade to add to the already established Tour Series televised pro criterium race. With some of Britain's top cyclists making a rare appearance in Mid Wales, festival visitors can watch the all the on and off road action and also experience the beautiful and undiscovered lanes of Ceredigion on their own bikes. The festival includes Sportive, Downhill Mountain Biking and Criteriums Pedal Power on the Prom

    Cardigan Art Society Exhibition

    Saturday 24th May 2014 - Saturday 21st June Location: Mwldan

    This year's exhibition by Cardigan Art Society forms a centrepiece to their fiftieth anniversary celebrations. For half a century CAS has promoted the visual arts in the area by providing its members with a mutual support system consisting of talks, demonstrations and workshops. CAS welcomes artists of all levels of ability and provides them with at least two public showings annually. For membership details and a programme of current activities, visit the society's page at:www.cardiganartsociety.weebly.com