Your four-legged friend deserves a break, too! After all, they’re part of the family. At Penrhos Park we understand that and we are a pawsome holiday destination for dog owners.
We’re well known for our caravan park near Aberystwyth, and we know how important it is to have dog-friendly facilities, beaches and walking routes when you’re holidaying with your pooch. So below, we’ve rounded up the best walks in the mid-Wales region which you’ll love as much as your loyal companion!
Even if you don’t have a dog, it doesn’t matter. From cliff walking to countryside rambles, decent climbs to flatter paths, the mid-Wales region is perfect to explore.
1. The Cei Bach Circular Walk
Distance from Penrhos Park: 13 miles (26 minutes by car)
Close to: New Quay
This relaxing yet varied route will take you through farmland, woods and along the coast. What’s more, it’s only a mile and a half long! You may need to bring your wellies and prepare your car for muddy paws, as some parts of this walk include rambling on grass. If you head for this walk when it is low tide, you can even come back along the dog friendly Cei Bach beach.
2. The Aberaeron to Henfynyw Walk
Distance from Penrhos Park: 7 miles (14 minutes by car)
Close to: Aberaeron
The beautiful seaside resort of Aberaeron is also home to a wonderful stretch of coastal path. With some moderate to steep climbs, this is a walk perfect for experienced, active walkers.
Follow the path to the south, turn inland and then head up towards Henfynyw. It’s quite a climb, so wear suitable footwear! From there, it’s downhill back to Aberaeron. Starting and finishing in the town gives you and your pup plenty of places to enjoy a post-walk drink. After you’ve quenched your thirst, head back to our holiday park in West Wales for a freshly prepared meal by our team of professional chefs.
3. New Quay Cliff Walk
Distance from Penrhos Park: 15 miles (30 minutes by car)
Close to: New Quay
This walking route centres around the town of New Quay, but some parts will take you up to the cliffs so be careful! The New Quay Cliff Walk is also one of the most cultured dog walks in mid-Wales as New Quay was immortalised in Dylan Thomas’ poem, ‘Quite Early One Morning’ , where Thomas writes about walking along this beautiful route.
4. Two Woods Walk
Distance: 10 miles (21 minutes by car)
Close to: Aberystwyth
Starting in Aberystwyth at the Parc Natur Penglais, this route heads to Coed y Cwm. It then goes past Clarach Bay Holiday Village before climbing Constitution Hill and heading back down to Aberystwyth. Please keep your dogs on a lead when necessary, as there are sections of this walk that pass through farmers’ fields – keep an eye out for sheep!
5. The Ceredigion Coast Path
Distance from Penrhos Park: 11.5 miles (28 minutes by car)
Close to: The path goes by all coastal towns of Ceredigion
The Ceredigion section of the Wales Coast Path is a 60 mile-long route between the Teifi and Dyfi estuaries, linking coastal towns and villages along the spectacular scenery of the Cardigan Bay coastline. Along this path, you’ll encounter wildflowers, seabirds and a whole wealth of other wildlife. This is a very popular walking route and it’s easy to see why when you walk along it yourself.
With the fresh country air and sea breezes, beautiful views and open spaces, these places in mid-Wales provide excellent dog-walking paths. We hope you enjoy the above routes as much as your furry companions on your next visit to our caravan park in West Wales!