Circular Walk Cardigan - Mwnt Cardigan Bay
Map:: Explorer 198 New Quay and Aberporth
Distance 10.5 miles
Approximate Time 4.5 hours
Description An excellent walk that offers the walker wonderful views of the Teifi Estuary and a chance to rest midway at the scenic National Trust property of Mwnt with its picturesque chapel hiding beneath a triangular hill. A possibility of seeing dolphins and seals in the waters around Mwnt.
Start The walk starts from Co-Op car park Cardigan.
Grid reference SN 175 460
Holiday Accommodation at
Canllefaes Holiday Cottages, Trenewydd Cottages and BnB St Dogmaels Cardigan, Blaenwaun Caravan Park Mwnt, Craig y Nos, Brongwyn Holiday Cottages, Cardigan Bay Holiday Cottage, Penwern Fach Holiday Cottages, Mwnt Holiday Cottages, Ysgubor Hen Cottage, Fernhill Lodge, Over the Rainbow, Brongwyn Touring Caravan and Camping Park, Nant-y-Croi Farmhouse Holiday Cottages, Nant-y-Croi Farmhouse Bed And Breakfast, Nantmawr Farm Holiday Cottage, Nantmawr Farm Bed and Breakfast, Ffynnon Grog Mwnt, Poppit Sands Cardigan Bay Holiday Park,
Refreshments are available in the summer (open for Easter and closed after October half term) at the cafe above the beach at Mwnt and in the Heritage Centre Cardigan, or next door in the Canoe shop before you start your walk.
Images Mwnt Beach by Janet Baxter
- Co-Op - With Co-Op on right go to end
of car park & follow track, turn right uphill & straight ahead
past some houses to waterworks. At works take path to left of gates & follow
this to stile just before Old Castle Farm. After stile turn right up
farm road, follow it to right & then left at T junction. At gate
ahead, where track bears left
- At gate ahead, where track bears left, go through
gate & follow waymarkers across 4 fields. When path dips downhill
cross stile & follow filed edge to corner, turn right & go through
field gate onto road & turn right.
- Go along road for 100m, looking carefully for gap
in hedge & footpath sign. Turn left here to go in front of next house & then
turn right up green lane. Follow this for 1/2 mile & bear right over
stile & left up farm lane. Follow this track for about 500m & then
turn right through gate just before next farm. Go across 4 fields keeping
about 50m from trees on right. On seeing line of houses ahead go to right
hand corner of field across stream & over stile.
- Clos-y-Graig - Turn left in lane & left
again in Verwig for 300m. Take the no through road. Follow this for 3/4
of a mile until road turns right & then before it turns left there
is cattle grid ahead, cross this & follow farm track. On reaching
farm buildings look for footpath sign directing you to left in front
of large barn. Go through gate & down green lane towards sea. Follow
this lane for 600m & at gate with lovely view of Mwnt go straight
ahead & follow path to cafe & beach. Now retrace your tracks
for about 500m & just before reaching Clos-y-Graig farmhouse turn
up towards and through gate.
- Heol-Cwm - Follow this track, which becomes an unclassified
road, for about 1.5 miles; 300m after Heol-Cwm turn left at junction & after
250m turn right through farm buildings to 4 gates. Go through second
from left gate & follow green lane until it turns right. Take kissing
gate on left & follow lane to house & turn right at road.
- Follow this road for nearly 3/4 of mile & then, when it turns sharp right, go across stile to right of gate ahead & down right hand side of 2 fields. Turn right in field corner & then left into rather muddy green lane. Follow this for nearly 500m. Turn right & then bear left down track past farmhouse. Pass chapel, go left uphill & follow this road for 450m until it bears left. Take track on right and follow this to junction of Felinban & Cnwc-y-Dintir. Turn left & go down edge of car park & then down road ahead back to start of walk.
Cardigan and New Quay, Aberaeron - OS Explorer Map Sheet 198
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 has an annual walking festival - please click for more info