Walk Moylgrove to Newport
Map: Explorer OL35
Distance 7 miles
Approximate Time 3.5 hours
Description 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 Cottages, Trenewydd Cottages and BnB St Dogmaels Cardigan, Blaenwaun Caravan Park Mwnt, Craig y Nos, Brongwyn Holiday Cottages, Cardigan Bay Sea View Cottage, 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,
Images Ceibwr Bay looking north by F.Crompton
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.
- Moylgrove - Turn left out of car park & after
few metres turn right by chapel.
Continue along road until you reach Ceibwr Bay
- 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
- 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).
- Castell Treryffydd - is an Iron
Age Hill Fort, look our for seals particularly along this stretch.
- Foel Goch - Another good place
to spot seals and dolphins from the escarpment above the cliff.
- 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
- 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
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