This circular walk explores the area surrounding the village of Llangrannog on the Ceredigion coast. It's a lovely place for a walk with an excellent beach and a splendid headland area to explore. You can also visit the valley of the River Hawen where you can see a waterfall near the centre of the village.
The walk starts from the public car park in the village. You can then pick up a section of the Ceredigion Coast Path and follow it north east up to the wonderful promontory headland of Traeth-yr-ynys. From here dolphins and seals can be spotted in the waters below. There are also fabulous views over the blue waters of Cardigan Bay from here.
The route then heads south west to climb to the Pendinas Lochtyn hillfort. This is a splendid example of a hillfort, with the enclosure itself being a very large 160m by 100m. You can climb to the top for more excellent views over the area.
After enjoying the views the route descends back to the village via Lochtyn.
Llangrannog Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Llangrannog Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Llangrannog OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Llangrannog Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Back in the village head to the Pentre Arms for some post walk refreshment. It's in an excellent spot on the sea front, with fine coastal views from the outdoor area. You can find them at postcode SA44 6SN for your sat navs.
It's a good, bracing walk for fit dogs and the Pentre Arms mentioned above is also very dog friendly. Please note that dogs are prohibited from sections of certain beaches between 1st May and 30th September though.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking in the area follow the coast path south to visit the neighbouring village of Aberporth. The Aberporth to Llangrannog Coastal Path Walk and Aberporth Coastal Walk will take you to Tresaith and Traeth Penbryn with waterfalls and wonderful beaches to see on the way. Here you can also pick up the Aberporth to Mwnt Coastal Path and visit National Trust owned Mwnt beach. Cardigan is a little further west from there.
Heading north will take you to New Quay where you can try the New Quay to Aberaeron Coastal Path. The town is notable as the residence of poet Dylan Thomas who lived there in 1944-45. In the town you can pick up the Dylan Thomas trail which visits local places associated with the poet. There's also the Aberaeron to Llanerchaeron Walk to pick up in this area.
Also to the north is the Llangrannog to Cwmtydu Walk which takes you to the beautiful secluded cove at Cwmtydu. The beach is a great place to look out for seals during September and October.