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West Wales on Foot: 5 of the Best Walking Trails Near Penrhos Park

One of Penrhos Park’s most unique features is its location, giving nature lovers the opportunity to experience one-of-a-kind walking trails right on their doorstep. From majestic peaks to coastal trails, West Wales is home to some of the greatest walking trails the country has to offer.

Ceredigion Coastal Path

Penrhos Park is located in Llanrhystud, a charming village along the Ceredigion Coastal Path. This scenic route spans 60 miles, connecting the Teifi and Dyfi estuaries. With its refreshing country air, sea breezes, stunning views, and vast open spaces, the Ceredigion Coastal Path offers an incredible walking experience, allowing you to fully appreciate the awe-inspiring beauty of the Cardigan Bay coastline.

The Two Woods Walk

The Two Woods Walk is a trail with a touch of magic about it, being a popular walking trail in Wales for seasoned walkers and families alike. Your adventure will begin at Parc Natur Penglais, a nature reserve north of Aberystwyth. From there, you will make your way to Coed y Cym by passing through Clarach Bay, taking in the beautiful ocean views whilst doing so. Finally, hike the majestic Constitution Hill and take in the view of 26 mountain peaks. With views that look like they’ve come straight out of a fairytale, this is certainly a route to remember.

Hike the Cambrian Mountains

The Cambrian Mountains are a breathtaking collection of mountain ranges situated in the counties of Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, and Powys. Navigation skills will be required for many of the walking trails amidst these hills, making these trails the ideal choice for more seasoned walkers. Steeped in rich Welsh culture whilst providing awe-inspiring landscapes, these walking trails are every explorer’s paradise.

Llanrhystud Beach Walk to New Quay

Starting from Llanrhystud beach, walk along the Wales Coast Path and admire the ancient hillforts and remnants of wooden jetties on the shore. Continue to the village of Llanon, known for its maritime history and churchyard filled with gravestones of lost mariners. Keep going past Aberarth, where you can spot medieval fish traps at low tide. You’ll then reach Aberaeron, a charming harbour town with beautiful architecture, cafes, pubs, and shops. Finalise your walking trail by strolling along New Quay's sandy beaches, embracing the unique charm of being by the Welsh seaside.

Aberystwyth Loop to Constitution Hill

Take a delightful circular route that starts by the seaside and takes you to the summit of Constitution Hill through Penglais Woods. This trail is particularly enchanting in the spring when vibrant wildflowers cover the landscape. It's a relatively flat route, suitable for walkers of all ages and fitness levels. Just be aware that it might get muddy after rain, so waterproof shoes are highly recommended!

A World of Walking Wonder Right on Your Doorstep

After exploring some of the best walking trails Wales has to offer, ensure that you opt for an accommodation option as beautiful as the scenery you’ve been exploring.

Penrhos Park is nestled between the rolling valleys and stunning coastline of Cardigan Bay. It’s just a stone’s throw from Aberystwyth, New Quay and Aberaeron, making it the ideal spot to experience the wondrous walking trails of West Wales.

With a championship golf course, on-site spa and charming restaurant, your West Wales adventure doesn’t have to stop once you’ve completed your walking trail. Find the adventure in the everyday by booking a stay at Penrhos Park.


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