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Walking Route:Ceredigion Coast Path - Llanrhystud-Aberystwyth at Llanrhystud

Walking Route, free entry

Penderi Cliffs from Wales Coastal Path

Penderi Cliffs from Wales Coastal Path

Penderi Cliffs from Wales Coastal Path


Section 6 - total distance 17km (10.6 miles) Llanrhystud to Aberystwyth
Grade - moderate / hard

With no settlements between these locations and with 'feeder paths' being few and far between, this is one of the least walked sections of the Ceredigion Coast Path. Despite being challenging this section of Heritage Coast is dramatic, lonely and extremely worthwhile.

Penderi Cliffs
Highlights of this section of the coastpath include the 'hanging oak woodlands' of Penderi Cliffs. The main species of tree growing here is the sessile oak though there are also other species including the small-leaved lime. Normally tall canopy trees, here they have been stunted by the strong sea winds. Nonetheless they still provide shelter for an array of woodland plants. These cliffs are also an important habitat and breeding ground for a wide variety of seabirds.

Walk Route: 6th Section Ceredigion Coastal Path

Miles: 11

Open all the time


Free entry

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Map reference: SN 538696  Lat: 52.30564 Long: -4.14446

Llanrhystud is located at the junction of the A487(T) and B4337 midway between Aberystwyth and Aberaeron.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 9 miles from Aberystwyth station