Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Visitor Centre – SY23 3AD
COST: £2 parking, all activities are free
Mountain bike trails – various skill levels
Walks, Cafe, Gift Shop, Bird Watching, Children’s Park
New Quay – SA45 9NZ
Bottlenose Dolphins – all year round but predominantly during the summer months
COST: Free to see from the harbour wall. Cost of boat trips vary between companies.
Cardigan Bay Watersports Centre SA45 9PS
COST: Various amounts – check out the website for more info
Paddleboarding, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and more…
If you’re lucky you may find yourself surrounded by dolphins!
NOTE: There is a code of conduct for water activities in New Quay
Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre – SA45 9PS
Boat trips, education centre, gift shop and interactive visitor centre, marine mammal research, beach cleaning, dolphin spotting
Ice cream shop, fish & chips, local pubs, marine life: bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoise, atlantic grey seal, sunfish, basking shark, sea birds, common dolphins and more…
Honey farm – SA44 6NN
COST: Exhibition Adult £3.75 Child £2.50
Local honey, mead, gift shop, cafe, picnic area
Denmark Farm Conservation Centre – SA48 8PB
Eco-holidays, walks, courses, outdoor education, bushcraft, wildlife, 40 acre nature reserve.
Denmark Farm is a truly incredible Conservation Centre. I’ve been fortunate enough to use the facilities during training that I attended, as well as during some practical conservation work and also as a volunteer during the Young Ranger sessions that are regularly held here. I don’t think I could be as enthusiastic and welcoming as all the staff are even if I worked half as hard as they do. The range of opportunities and training courses offered are like no other in the area. Denmark Farm is a tranquil and magical place that should be recognised as precious gem to Ceredigion.
Don’t forget your Microfibre Travel Towel for a quick dry after your paddle! I never leave without mine – It’s so compact and saves damp towels being left in the car.
Tresaith – SA43 2JL
Beautiful beach & delicious food at the Ship Inn
Llangrannog – SA44 6SN
COST: Free, the carpark right next to the seafront has a charge but free parking can be found if you park further away and walk a little to get to the beach
Mwnt – SA43 1QH
COST: National Trust parking charge
Cei Bach – Best to walk to from New Quay rather than drive due to lack of parking.
Ceredigion Coastal Path – Begin in any of the towns
COST: Free. Make sure you take the right footwear
The best activity you can do whilst in Ceredigion. Stunning coastline, views, and wildlife (including marine mammals!!)
Aberaeron – SA46 0AS
Beautiful coloured houses, harbour, shops, restaurants, crabbing, rockpooling, peaceful walk to the National Trust Llanerchaeron (SA48 8DG)
Aberystwyth – SY23 1DE
Constitution Hill – SY23 2DN
Consti hill is at the northern end of the promenade. It’s definitely worth a walk up (or cliff railway Adult £4.00 return, Child £2.50 return). On a clear day you have spectacular views of Aberystwyth as well as Wales’ mountain peaks.
Whispering wall – SY23 2AU
There is an area close to the castle that accentuates sound. If a person stands at each end of the shelter and one whispers into the wall, the other will hear it as if the two people are standing right next to each other.
The wall is part of a shelter in the side of the hill which can be reached from the road near the play park or head downwards from the castle. See if you can find it!
Castle – SY23 2AU
Ruins and beautiful sea views
Harbour – SY23 1JX
South shore and Aberystwyth Harbour are very much worth a visit and less crowded than the North Shore
Promenade – SY23 2AZ
Storms have battered this seafront but you wouldn’t know it by visiting. The mile-long promenade has seating, cafes, bandstand, small paddling pool, and access to the beach
Cenarth – SA38 9JS
River and falls
Elan Valley – LD6 5HP
Stunning reservoir, dams and aqueduct
Cilgerran Wildlife Centre – SA43 2TB
Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. Lovely walks and visitor centre. Pay for parking but free to enter the grounds. Try parking in Cardigan and walking alongside the river to the centre.
Devil’s bridge – SY23 3JW
Nature trail and waterfalls. Pay for parking (or get the Vale of Rheidol train from Aberystwyth) and there is a cost for entrance into the waterfalls.
This blog post is only the beginning of things to do in and around Ceredigion.
Please don’t stop here
Go out and explore this awe-inspiring part of the world & don’t forget your camera!