Coordenades 110

Data de pujada 15 / de juny / 2018

Data de realització de juny 2018

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54 m
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2,5
4,9
9,9 km

Vista 46 vegades, descarregada 0 vegades

a prop de Cardigan, Wales (United Kingdom)

Circular walk from Cardigan via Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve, one of the best wetland reserves in Wales. It covers some 265 acres and includes many different types of habitat which can be explored following specially marked themed trails.
Description

[1] The bustling market town of Cardigan (Aberteifi in Welsh) was, in the past, one of the most important ports in Wales. The 12th century castle – the venue for the first National Eisteddfod in 1176 - has been undergoing restoration work and is expected to open in 2015. From the car park (SN176460) walk up Quay Street to the High Street and turn R down to the river passing the castle on your L. Cross the pedestrian bridge over the Afon Teifi. Just past the first building on the L on the far side turn L, signed River Walk. Follow the paved path alongside the river, soon going under the main road. A short distance further on you’ll come to an information panel about the Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve with a map showing the different trails. The red marked Wetland Trail turns off to the R; this will be your return route, but for now continue along the cycle/foot path. This originated as a causeway built of furnace waste in 1885 to carry the Whitland and Cardigan Railway over the marshes. En route you’ll pass turn offs to the Curlew, Mallard, Creek and Kingfisher Hides.

Welsh Wildlife Centre (open every day), 01239 621600, www.welshwildlife.org/visitor-centres/the-welsh-wildlife-centre.

[2] Once at the car park you’ve crossed the county border into Pembrokeshire. From here the Afon Teifi forms the border between Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. Walk past the visitor information shelter along the drive to the Welsh Wildlife Centre. (For a longer alternative you could follow the signed Explorer Trail, which will also take you to the Centre.) Once you’ve had a look inside the Visitor Centre return to the front of the building. Follow the direction for the Woodland Trail, as indicated by the signpost. This leads you up a bank where you turn R (following the purple marker) through the trees. In spring there are carpets of wood anemones, celandines and bluebells. You’ll pass a turning on the L to another hide (Tree Tops). Continue along the Explorer Trail ignoring a couple of R turns to reach a kissing gate. Here you leave the Nature Reserve and carry on along the public footpath towards Cilgerran, keeping ahead at a fork (L leads to the Gorge Trail). At Fforest Lodge the path joins a vehicle track which leads to a lane.

[3] Turn L along the road, soon turning L again through a kissing gate. The path heads north across a field and into pine woods. Down below you can spot the gorge of the Afon Teifi. After passing an information panel about the Coedmor National Nature Reserve you’ll reach a junction. Follow the route signed for the Welsh Wildlife Centre via the Gorge Trail. The Trail is well signposted with yellow waymarkers. Once back at the car park, follow the Wetland Trail back to the cycle/footpath and retrace your steps to the start.

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