The north Ceredigion coast
This page outlines the coastal walk between Borth and Aberystwyth, part of the Wales Coast Path.
Use the navigation arrows on the photograph to see other photos of this stage/LDP [you can also double click the image to make it full screen as well]
The photo order and description below follow the walk in a north to south direction but of course you can walk it in any direction.
The path soon escapes into undulating coastal scenery, away from development and roads, apart from Clarach Bay. The sweep of Bae Ceredigion is ever present and the flatlands of the Dyfi estuary north of Borth contrast markedly with the hilly forested hinterland.
Description of the stage
The path runs down the main street in Borth until it is time to leave the High Street and follow the short climb to Craig y Wylfa and the war memorial there. From then on it is an undulating journey dropping to Wallog and again to Clarach Bay before the final rise to Constitution Hill and fine views of Aberystwyth.
The ten kilometers are not too demanding dropping to the high tide line three times after leaving Borth but there are few steep ascents (traveling south)
The sea has cut into the hills which are largely slate related rocks resulting is several occurrences of striking regular blue-grey patterns. Sometime these can be vertical or in places are horizontal wave cut platforms. They are best seen just north of Clarach Bay. [see photo below]
1. Places along the stage
|Stage terminus||Borth||Front, nr rail station|
|Passage point||Craig y Wylfa|
|Passage point||Craig y Delyn|
|Passage point||Clarach Bay|
|Passage point||Constitution Hill|
2. Stage figures
|Total ascent:||395||[m amsl]|
|Total descent:||395||[m amsl]|
|Lowest point||4||[m amsl]|
|Highest point||125||[m amsl]|
3. Walk Log
|Date walked||Who||Walking time hr||Av. speed kmh||Stoppage hr||Direction|
|08 June 2016||KM&HM||2.72 hours||3.7||1.47||north to south|
Points of Interest
Getting there & notes to Walkers
We took a train (the 11:30) from Aberystwyth to Borth and then walked back.
We were staying Aberystwyth.
Start: 08 June 2016
End: 08 June 2016
References & Links:
|20160730||Wales Coast Path|
|20160730||WCP: Ceredigion map section|
|20160730||Aberystwyth - wikipedia|
|20160724||Geology map - zoom in to Anglesey|
Updated KJM 30 July 2016