Constitution Hill Aberystwyth
This circular walk visits Constitution Hill and explores the area around the town of Aberystwyth in Ceredigion. It's a fantastic viewpoint with views over the town below, several of the Welsh Mountains and Cardigan Bay. At the hill summit you will find one of the world's largest camera obscuras, offering a bird's eye view of 1000 square miles of countryside and coast.
The hill is a short climb from the centre of the town. After reaching the summit you continue to the woodland of Glanmor Fach before heading along the golf course and descending back into the town. The footpaths are generally good and there are really nice views for most of the way. On a clear day you can see the Pembroke Coast to the south and Snowdonia to the north.
If you'd like to visit the hill without the climb then you could take the funicular electric cliff railway which is the longest in Britain.
The Abercyclefest also organises a downhill mountain bike race on the hill. See the video below for details!
To continue your walking in the Aberystwyth area catch the Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway to the spectacular Devil's Bridge Falls.
You can also pick up a lovely section of the Ceredigion Coast Path on our Aberystwyth to Borth Walk.
PostcodeSY23 2DN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Constitution Hill Aberystwyth Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Constitution Hill Aberystwyth Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Constitution Hill Aberystwyth OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Constitution Hill Aberystwyth Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
After your exercise head to The Glengower for some post walk refreshments. The hotel is in a great location on the sea front with nice views and an outdoor seating area for the warmer months. You can find it at 3 Victoria Terrace, Aberystwyth SY23 2DH.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the north there's Borth where you can try the Borth to Ynyslas Coastal Path which will take you north along Borth Sands to visit Ynyslas and the Dyfi National Nature Reserve. There's some splendid high sand dunes to explore in the wildlife rich reserve. You can also enjoy lovely views over the Dyfi Estuary to Aberdovey on the opposite side.