Cardigan is a little-known walkers paradise located on the coast of Wales. The recent interest in the local walking tracks is due to the excellent marking and very high standard of walkway constructions. Walking in Cardigan is a constant experience of ambient beauty and freshness which is often lacking in our everyday lives.
The Cardigan Walking Festival is a way to experience the woods, pastures, small inlets and rugged coastlines of Wales. During the warmer months, accommodation is usually inexpensive and the temperatures make it a relaxed and enjoyable time of the year for rambling. The walks are organized by walking groups and are promoted by Twristiaeth Ceredigion Tourism, through its Cardigan Bay Events web site.
Some of the walking distances from previous years include the following;
- Drefach Velindre – Beautiful streams and pastures as well as the wool history of Cardigan Bay.
- Camaes Head walk – Nice coastal views in close proximity to the coastal path. Great birdlife such as choughs, ravens, kestrels and buzzards, herring gulls, shags, fulmars, cormorants, razorbills and guillemots can all be seen. Seals, dolphins and porpoises are also commonly seen from the coast.
- Cilgerran area – pasture, fields and woodland as well as Cigerran Castle
- Preseli Hills, Crymych to Bwlch Gwynt – incredible megaliths and prehistoric landscapes with an incredible spirit and historic resonance that leaves most walkers wanting more.
This is not an exhaustive list. Walking groups are becoming more organized and part of the Cardigan way. Check out this website for regular updates.
There are also some other wonderful themed events running throughout the year that make Cardigan a great place for regular visits. Go to the Twristiaeth Ceredigion Tourism, and Cardigan Bay Events web site for more information. Take the trip to Cardigan in September and experience the serenity of the Welsh countryside and rugged coastline.