Planning your walk


Planning Your Walk

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Adobe Acobat PDF, Print Version St Dogmaels to Newport (Town)
16 miles, (25.7 Kilometres)

St Dogmael’s to Newport Town is the most challenging section of the Coast Path, 15.5 miles long with frequent very steep hills. There are no services between Poppit and Newport Sands. Walkers should ensure that they are properly prepared with adequate food, drink and clothing. Walkers who would find this too much may wish to take two days over this section with a break at Moylgrove (Moylgrove is 0.8 miles inland from Ceibwr. At Moylgrove there is: WC, bus (occasional) stop, small car park, two small B&Bs - book early).

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St Dogmaels to Poppit Sands : 1 mile, (1.6 km)
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The new marker for the start/finish point was unveiled at St Dogmaels in July 2009. The path then follows the road which is sometimes busy, and is a full width road with no pavement. The Webley Hotel near Poppit and the Ferry Inn in St Dogmael's are popular spots for walkers celebrating completion of the Coast Path. Follow the off road route through sand dunes for 600m east of Poppit. For reasons lost in the mists of time, the official start/finish plaque was sited by the Poppit car park. Gentle Gradients. Views across the Teifi Estuary.

Quiet, steep, single track road with good views. Joining paths give options for circular walks to inland.

Spectacularly faulted high cliffs with views across to Cardigan Island. 1 stile with dog access, 25 steps, mostly gentle gradients. Horses graze on Cemaes Head

Cemaes Head to Pwllygranant : 1 mile, (1.6 km)
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High cliff path with spectacular views of sheer cliffs close up and Newport Bay in the distance. One dog accessible stile, steep descents and ascents from 400’ to near sea level.

Pwllygranant to Ceibwr : 2 miles, (3.2 km)
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Open cliff with steep descents and ascents from 400’ to near sea level.

Near Pencastell the path has fewer hills, there are 2 stiles on this stretch with provision for dog access. Sheep graze most of this section and sometimes ponies between Foel Hendre and Pencastell.

Ceibwr to Pwll-y-wrach : 1 mile, (1.6 km)
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The Coast Path along this section has gentle gradients and, although the surface is fairly rough, there are neither stiles or steps. This is a splendid section for the less mobile walker.

The Coast Path follows a minor road for about 60m at Ceibwr, then the route follows the southern bank of Ceibwr Bay before another 100m of minor road.

Pwll-y-wrach to Newport Sands : 6 miles, (9.7 km)
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A remote and challenging section with 9 stiles to cross, 200 steps and many steep gradients. Six of the stiles have no provision for dog access.

High cliff path with stunning views. Carpets of bluebells and orchids in late spring.

Horses and sheep graze the coastal slopes above Cell Howell, near Blaenmeni and cattle near Treriffith

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This section follows the banks of the river Nevern 1km or so inland to cross the river at the 'Iron' Bridge. This is a shady walk through young woodland, the estuary is important for waders and wildfowl.

The southern section of path has a surface prepared for wheelchairs. The northern section has no introduced obstructions and in good weather may be passable by cross country wheelchairs; this section is well used by families with pushchairs.