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The History of Aberaeron

The Town Trail

Llanerchaeron - National Trust Country House near Aberaeron

Local Walks

Locally produced Food and Drink

Places to visit from Aberaeron

Cardigan Bay

Fishing in the area - Sea and Freshwater

Dolphins in Cardigan Bay


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Local Walks from Aberaeron

The Town Trail

Set up in 2007, the Town Trail records 22 places of historic interest within the town, each shown by a brass plaque. Click here for details of the Town Trail, and Click here for a map showing all of the locations and Click here for the Town Trail page.

The church at Henfynw - the  site at which St David is said to have been born

Aberaeron - Henfynyw circular walk

This walk is a  circular walk of some 3.5 miles (6km) in length. It follows the coastal path south of Aberaeron before turning inland towards Henfynyw. The route includes some steep climbs.

The walk takes you along a footpath and up the hill to the south of the town, eventually crossing the A487 at Henfynw and the historic St David's Church before the footpath leads you to the coastal path south of Aberaeron where it is all downhill back to the town.

Click here to download a PDF file with complete details

The Ceredigion Coastal path

The Ceredigion Coast Path follows a 60 miles / 96 km route between the Teifi and Dyfi estuaries. The footpath links coastal towns and villages along the spectacular scenery of the Cardigan Bay coastline. The path is rich in wild flowers, seabirds and a wealth of other wildlife that awaits the walker.

Near New Quay

Near Llanrhystud

Coybal near Cwm Tydu


The video below shows the walk from New Quay to Aberaeron along the new Ceredigion Coastal path.

The sections of the path are shown below from north to south:

Ynyslas to Aberystwyth 11.7 miles 18.7 km
Aberystwyth to Llanrhystud 10.6 miles 15.7 km
Llanrhystud to Aberaeron 7.4 miles 11.9 km
Aberaeron to New Quay 6.5 miles 10.5 km
New Quay to Llangrannog 9.4 miles 15.0 km
Llangrannog to Aberporth 4.8 miles 7.7 km
Aberporth to Cardigan 11.7 miles 18.7km

You can walk as little or as much of this path as you wish, as it passes through many places where a car can be parked. In many of these locations there are hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and / or pubs with accommodation where you can stay the night and get a meal. However, especially in the summer months it is imperative that these are booked well in advance. A complete guidebook to the coastal path is available from Tourist Information Centres in Aberaeron and New Quay (seasonal).

Important to remember:

  • Plan ahead, check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.

  • Let someone know when you leave and expect to return.

  • Take a mobile phone, but remember that there may not always be a signal.

  • The path may be steep and / or muddy, so sturdy footwear should be worn.

  • Dogs should be under control where the path passes through fields with livestock.

  • Leave gates and property as you find them.

  • Do not disturb plants or animals, ruins or historic sites.

  • Take all litter home with you.

  • Support the rural community and buy your supplies from local shops and markets.

The Walk from Aberaeron to Llanerchaeron - Walking or cycle trail
Click on the photo for more information abaout Llanerchaeron

This is a 3km route through the pleasant Aeron Valley linking the coastal town of Aberaeron with the National Trust property at Llanerchaeron. Although designated a cycle trail, this is a gentle stroll for walkers along the delightful Aeron Valley. The gravel surfaced route follows the old railway line alongside the river Aeron with short sections of quiet country roads at each end. Apart from a moderate uphill section at the Aberaeron end the route is generally flat.

Llanerchaeron is a small 18th century Welsh gentry
estate which has survived virtually unaltered.

Starting Points - In Aberaeron follow the A482 south from Alban Square for 1/4 mile then take the road on the left to Bro Allt-y-Graig. This road is about 200 yards north of the river bridge. Parking is available in Aberaeron.

Llanerchaeron is just off the A482 about 2 miles outside Aberaeron, Parking is available near the National Trust Property where there is a shop and cafe.

Walks at Llanerchaeron

The National Trust has published five leaflets of  walks around the Llanerchaeron estate. These are available in both Welsh and in English at the property and cost 50p. The walks are from 2 to 4km, and include walks through the churchyard, Around the home farm, around the valley past one of the old estate farms, and around the Llanerchaeron property itself.

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