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Long walks

These long walks in Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire take over 2 hours to complete on average. The list below shows the start points, details and link to map for each walk. Use the map at the top of the page to zoom in and find ones in the area you are interested in exploring.

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Aberaeron to Lampeter

Area: Heart of Ceredigion County: Ceredigion
Parking for Aberaeron to Lampeter

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A very long walk, but it can be broken up into chunks. Follows the very beautiful Aeron Valley. The map marker shows the start of the walk NOT a parking place

  • Cafe/Pub
  • Distance: approximately 20.365 miles
  • Time: approximately 10 hours
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Abercastle / Aber Mawr

Area: Strumble to Abereiddi County: Pembrokeshire
Parking for Abercastle / Aber Mawr

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This walk includes cliff edge, wooded valley, farm tracks, fields and livestock, bridleways which are steep and muddy in places. 1.5m minor roads. See the pretty fishing village of Abercastle. There are shortcuts if you want to take them. Alternative start: 51.959877, -5.126743 Abercastle Beach

  • Circular
  • Coastal
  • Distance: approximately 5.7 miles
  • Time: approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes
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Abergorlech

Area: Brechfa County: Carmarthenshire
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3 walks: 1 short (1m); 1 medium (3.5m) and 1 long (5m). A lovely walk even on a rainy day. See ruins of the mill by the pretty bridge. The River Cothi is glorious but take care on any solid rock as it can be slippery in wet weather. look out for the strangely-shaped stones which are dried nodules of iron-rich mudstone.

  • Circular
  • Distance: approximately 6 miles
  • Time: approximately 3 hours
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Amroth to Lystep

Area: South Pembrokeshire County: Pembrokeshire
Parking for Amroth to Lystep

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This is quite a strenuous walk but gives a great mix of terrain. Walk along beach to Saundersfoot if tide is very low; take time to enjoy the woodland section and to see views out to Caldey Island and Gower on a clear day.

  • Coastal
  • Cafe/Pub
  • Coastal Path Section
  • Distance: approximately 11.5 miles
  • Time: approximately 6 hours
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Angle

Area: Pembroke County: Pembrokeshire
Parking for Angle

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Mostly coastal path around the tip of peninsula. 0.7m road, reasonably level, fields and livestock. See medieval church, chapel bay fort and relict medieval field strip pattern.

  • Circular
  • Coastal
  • Cafe/Pub
  • Distance: approximately 3.7 miles
  • Time: approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes
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Angle Peninsula

Area: Pembroke County: Pembrokeshire
Parking for Angle Peninsula

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Strenuous and steep inplaces, woodland, fields and livestock, cliff edge, 0.6m minor roads. Fine views; interesting Indian colonial-style architecture in Angle.

  • Circular
  • Coastal
  • Cafe/Pub
  • Distance: approximately 9.3 miles
  • Time: approximately 5 hours
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Angle to Pembroke

Area: Milford Haven Estuary County: Pembrokeshire
Parking for Angle to Pembroke

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Highlight: Pembroke Castle. This section is easy as it's mostly flat. Lots of bays and estuary inlets or pills, where you might spot interesting birds. It also takes you past the industrial area of Pembrokeshire with its impressive refineries. Some road walking.

  • Coastal
  • Cafe/Pub
  • Coastal Path Section
  • Distance: approximately 11 miles
  • Time: approximately 5 hours, 30 minutes
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Bontgoch Spirit of the Miners

Area: Cambrian Mountains County: Ceredigion
Parking for Bontgoch Spirit of the Miners

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Park in Bontgoch near bridge. Moderate walk from gentle riverside footpath over open fields and narrow path to remote, wild upland tracks. Upland exposed and navigation difficult if poor weather.

  • Circular
  • Distance: approximately 7 miles
  • Time: approximately 3 hours
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Borough Head

Area: St Brides Bay County: Pembrokeshire
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Coast path reasonably easy but steeper Brandy Bay to Mill Haven. Fantastic views across St Brides Bay to St David's Head and Ramsey Island. 1.6m minor roads. Note that path shown on OS map leading to Coast Path from Goultrop Roads has fallen away

  • Circular
  • Coastal
  • Cafe/Pub
  • Distance: approximately 5 miles
  • Time: approximately 3 hours
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Borth to Devil's Bridge

Area: Aberystwyth County: Ceredigion
Parking for Borth to Devil's Bridge

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A linear walk which covers a variety of territory and takes you past old mines and a mining centre at Llywernog. woollen mill. There are fields, mixed woodland and hillsides with steep climb through Rheidol Gorge. You could do one way by train, including Vale of Rheidol railway.

  • Cafe/Pub
  • Distance: approximately 18 miles
  • Time: approximately 9 hours
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