GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cilgerran Walk

4 miles (6 km)

This historic Welsh village is located in North Pembrokeshire, close to Cardigan and the Teifi Estuary on the coast.
This walk from the settlement visits the historic Cilgerran Castle before following riverside paths along the River Teifi to the neighbouring village of Llechryd.
The walk starts in the village at the ruined castle which dates back to the 13th century. It's a wonderful sight with the two impressive round towers overlooking the river gorge. From here you can then follow a footpath east along the river passing the Conacle Centre where there's a series of handy information boards and a car park. It's a nice place to stop for a browse and learn about the history, flora and fauna of the area.
The route continues past Cnwcau before coming to the noteworthy Llechryd Bridge. The photogenic stone bridge dates back to the 17th century and is Grade II listed. Cross the river here and you can then explore Llechryd village.
If you'd like to extend your walking in the area then continue east to visit Cenarth Falls where you can see the leaping salmon in the autumn months. The historic town of Newcastle Emlyn and its ruined Norman castle, can also be visited in this area.
If you head north you can visit Cardigan and enjoy a coastal walk to Poppit Sands and Cemaes Head.

Postcode

SA43 2SF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Cilgerran OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cilgerran Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Rampin (or Masons Arms) dates back to 1836 and is located just to the east of the village. The friendly pub is a nice place to relax and soak up the local atmosphere. There's a good sized garden with a covered / heated area too. You can find them at postcode SA43 2SR.

Dog Walking

The river and woodland trails make for a pleasant dog walk. Please keep them on leads around the castle grounds though. The Rampin mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The ancientneolithicdolmen at Pentre Ifan and its adjacent woodland trails are only a few miles from the village. The ancient site is another local historical highlight and well worth a visit.

Photos

Cilgerran Castle and Afon Teifi - geograph.org.uk - 504248

Cilgerran Castle and Afon Teifi. Showing part of the remains of the castle's inner ward. The strategic location of the castle is clear in this view looking downstream along the river. The castle is owned by the National Trust but is administered by Cadw.

Coracle centre, Cilgerran - geograph.org.uk - 539575

Coracle centre, Cilgerran. This modern structure standing beside the Teifi offers information boards on the history and wildlife of Cilgerran. In August there is a coracle racing event here. In the past these little boats were used for fishing (salmon and sewin) from the river.

Afon Teifi, Cilgerran - geograph.org.uk - 504233

Afon Teifi. An abandoned boat rests by the river bank at this well-known beauty spot close to Cilgerran Castle.

Canoeist on Afon Teifi - geograph.org.uk - 2591981

Canoeist on Afon Teifi

Part of the outer walls of Cilgerran Castle - geograph.org.uk - 2395857

Part of the outer walls of Cilgerran Castle

The Cardiff Arms, Cilgerran - geograph.org.uk - 427202

The Cardiff Arms, Cilgerran. The Cardiff Arms complete with coracle mounted in the outside wall.

The Teifi at Pont Lechryd - geograph.org.uk - 1926083

The Teifi at Pont Lechryd

Saith Seren-Seven Stars, Llechryd - geograph.org.uk - 1924508

Saith Seren-Seven Stars, Llechryd

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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