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The banks of our glorious rivers, the Dyfi, Rheidol, Ystwyth, Aeron and Teifi, provide many enticing strolls or hikes. All these have a particular beauty according to the time of year: spring flowers carpeting the floors of the woods; summer foxgloves and dragonflies; autumn golds and oranges as leaves change colour. Watch out for kingfishers, herons and other birds.

Dyfi Valley

The Dyfi river with its wide, wide estuary flowing to the sea near Borth, provides the conditions for some of the most outstanding landscapes and wildlife areas in Europe with much of the estuary area now designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Ynyslas dunes and Cors Fochno National Nature Reserve are known for the amazing diversity of plant and bird life.

Rheidol Valley

With its source in the Nant y Moch reservoir in the Cambrian Mountains, the river flows through ancient oak woodlands and an increasingly deep valley before descending one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Wales at Devil’s Bridge. There are many walks around the Devil’s Bridge area and the valley can also be explored by taking day trips on The Rheidol Valley Railway.

Ystwyth Valley

The valley was long the site of a thriving mineral industry where silver, lead and zinc was mined from Roman times up to the 18th century. During walks in the area, you will see abandoned mine workings but also enjoy miles of unspoilt valley with steep wooded banks and swiftly flowing water.

Teifi Valley

The Afon Teifi flows from Teifi Pools (Llyn Teifi) in the Cambrian Mountains to the sea near Cardigan, offering walks in a wide variety of scenery along its route. Contrast the rugged upland landscape at its source with the lush growth in the peaceful Cilgerran Gorge and the wildlife-rich reed-beds and water meadows near Cardigan.

Holiday Cottages in Ceredigion

If you are looking for somewhere to stay for your walking holiday in Ceredigion, why not take a look at our Ceredigion holiday cottages?

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