Aberystwyth to Mynachdy’r Graig walk

Walking trail

This walk will take you from the historic seaside splendour of Aberystwyth, along the beautiful Cardigan Bay coast to the former monastic grange of Mynachdy’r Graig.

Crunch along the pebbles at Tanybwlch Beach

Take in the views over Cardigan Island, Ynns Enlli (Bardsey Island), the Lleyn peninsula and Snowdonia. Why not explore the town and castle of Aberystwyth at the end of your walk.

View of the Irish sea from Mynachdy Graig


Map route for Aberystwyth to Mynachdy'r Graig walk


Royal Pier, Aberystwyth, grid ref: SN581818


Start the walk from The Royal Pier, Aberystwyth.

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Walk south with the sea on your right, past the castle.

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Take the next turning on the left along Tan-y-Cae road (South Road) to the main A487 and turn right over the River Rheidol on the Trefechan Bridge.


From here, take the Pen yr Angor road (which is the 2nd road on the right), walk past Anthony Motors Mazda Garage and over the small bridge onto the storm beach of Tanybwlch.

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There is a car park on the shingle by the stone jetty. Follow the coast path through the gate on your left and along the flat track at the top of the beach, which leads straight to the climb up Allt-wen.


Follow the coastal path markers along the path. Points of interest include Morfa Bychan, one of the many granges owned by the monks of the Strata Florida monastery, near Tregaron. Rhys ddu (Black Rhys) lived here when Owain Glyndwr fought to make Wales independent in the 14th century. Rhys was captured by the English and hanged. Look out for the remains of several lime kilns along the coastal path. These were used to burn limestone imported from South Wales, which was used in building and for spreading on the land to improve its fertility.


The path moves down to the abandoned farmhouse of Ffos-las and on to the National Trust property of Mynachdyr Graig.

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You have now reached Mynachdyr Graig.

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You can now either retrace your route back to Aberystwyth, or walk up the track to the lay-by on the A487, where the bus (X40, X50 or 550) will stop on request and transport you back to Aberystwyth. Check the traveline-cymru website for times.


Royal Pier, Aberystwyth, grid ref: SN581818

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Aberystwyth to Mynachdy’r Graig walk


10.5 miles (16.9km) to Mynachdy'r Graig and back to Aberystwyth. Distance can be halved by returning by bus. Moderate to rugged paths with some steep sections.

Dogs welcome. Please clear up after your dog and keep it on a lead in the presence of livestock.

Aberystwyth to Mynachdy’r Graig walk

Contact us

Aberystwyth to Mynachdy’r Graig walk

How to get here

Royal Pier, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales, SY23 2AZ
By train

Aberystwyth station 0.2 miles (0.3km).

By road

Aberystwyth is served by the main A487 and A44 trunk roads.

By foot

Aberystwyth sea front is on the Ceredigion Coast Path.

By bus

Routes X50, X40 and 550. See Traveline-Cymru

By bicycle

National Cycle Network route 81 (Aberystwyth to Newtown).

Aberystwyth to Mynachdy’r Graig walk

Facilities and access

  • Please keep dogs on a lead in the presence of livestock