Holiday Cardigan Bay - Ynys Lochtyn photo by Janet Baxter


18th April 2014

Walk Moylgrove to Newport

Walk Molylgrove Newport Pembrokeshire Coast Path West Wales Holiday Walks

Walk information

Cardigan and New Quay, Aberaeron - OS Explorer Map Sheet 198Map: Explorer OL35
North Pembrokeshire
Distance 7 miles
Approximate Time 3.5 hours

A spectacular walk that includes the famous 'Witches Cauldron' and the picturesque National Trust headland of Ceibwr Bay and ends in the small welcoming town of Newport.
PLEASE NOTE Some stretches of this path are steep and the cliffs are very high, less experienced walkers may wish to allow longer and be sure to check the return bus is running, for more experienced walkers a day long 'there and back' walk is a real treat!

Start: The walk starts from Moylgrove car park.Grid reference SN 118 447

Holiday Accommodation at

Canllefaes Holiday CottagesTrenewydd Cottages and BnB St Dogmaels CardiganBlaenwaun Caravan Park MwntCraig y NosBrongwyn Holiday CottagesCardigan Bay Sea View CottageCardigan Bay Holiday CottagePenwern Fach Holiday CottagesMwnt Holiday CottagesYsgubor Hen CottageFernhill LodgeOver the RainbowBrongwyn Touring Caravan and Camping ParkNant-y-Croi Farmhouse Holiday CottagesNant-y-Croi Farmhouse Bed And BreakfastNantmawr Farm Holiday CottageNantmawr Farm Bed and BreakfastFfynnon Grog MwntPoppit Sands Cardigan Bay Holiday Park

Images Ceibwr Bay looking north by F.Crompton

Walking, hiking and trekling gear

This is a lovely walk, but please be aware that it is almost all on cliff paths, with some steep sections up and down to the deserted coves, there is no access on or off the path between stages 4 and 7 so packed lunches and drinks are advised.

  1. Moylgrove - Turn left out of car park & after few metres turn right by chapel.
    Continue along road until you reach Ceibwr Bay 
  2. Ceibwr Bay - (The cliffs here are famous for their amazing strata produced in the Caledonian period 450 million years ago.) Carry on along road for short distance to coast path sign on right, go over stile & follow coast path for about west a mile to dramatic bay known as the 'Witches Cauldron'. Look out for Gannets, Choughs, Gulls, Fulmars, Shags, Cormorants, Buzzards, Ravens and Kestrels
  3. Witches Cauldron - (This is a collapsed cave and at certain points of the tide the water makes wonderful noises as it is sucked under the narrow arch of rock).
  4. Castell Treryffydd - is an Iron Age Hill Fort, look our for seals particularly along this stretch.
  5. Foel Goch - Another good place to spot seals and dolphins from the escarpment above the cliff.
  6. Pen Pystyll - The small waterfall at Pen Pystyll is above a tiny beach from where you can enjoy the sunset or an secluded swim before the last of the walk into Newport
  7. Newport - The coastal path turns inland at the beach to follow the estuary to the bridge across the River Nevern which will take you up into the town of Newport, with pubs sering food, cafes and shops.  

    It is possible to do this walk in either direction and use the Poppit Rocket Bus sercvice from early May until late September, to return to the start of the walk. Click here for a PDF of the timetable 

Cardigan and Mynydd Preseli - OS Landranger Map Sheet 145 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

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