On the wild west coast of Wales, the county of Ceredigion is famed for its glorious sandy beaches, dramatic sea cliffs and caves, spectacular sunsets and a wonderful array of wildlife, including the largest colony of bottlenose dolphins in Europe. Away from the sea, rolling farmland, fertile river valleys and characterful market towns give way to the brooding Cambrian Mountains, the main watershed of Wales.
As one of the least populated regions of Wales there is plenty of room to ramble in Ceredigion, and among the walks in this guide are established favourites as well as many lesser-known gems.
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The great curve of Cardigan Bay is a little like a bow held at the moment just before an arrow is loosed. If it were a bow, the bowstring would be around 75km (46 miles) long, stretching from Bardsey Island in the north to the landmark hill at Mwnt. When conditions are right you can stand on that hill and see all the way to Bardsey on the far horizon.Rather than attempting to span the whole bay – which is fringed by the Welsh counties of Gwynedd to the north and Pembrokeshire to the far south – this guide instead covers the beautiful southern portion that falls within Ceredigion. For the purposes of this volume, the northern limit is the estuary of the Dyfi, which has been a frontier of sorts for almost 2000 years and is now the northern boundary of the county. Ceredigion is a relatively new designation which, however, follows the old county borders with an even older name.