Constitution Hill oyster catcher
Section 7 - total distance 15.7km (9.8 miles)

Aberystwyth to Ynys-las

Aberystwyth from Constitution Hill

This is a section of two distinct halves with Aberystwyth to Borth being a challenging yet popular section of Heritage Coast while the section between Borth and Ynys-las is completely flat, with much of it running along the edge of Cors Fochno - Borth Bog.

Aberystwyth to Clarach

Distance 2.7km (1.7 miles), grade - moderate

This short section of the coast path passes over Constitution Hill which offers extensive views of Cardigan Bay and Aberystwyth as well as a cafe and the worlds largest camera obscura. If your heading north out of Aberystwyth the cliff railway could take the effort out of a steep climb.


Map 1; north of Aberystwyth

sunset at Borth

Clarach to Borth

Distance 5.1km (3.2 miles), grade - hard

With several big climbs this is a tough section of the coast path. At Wallog the causeway of Sarn Cynfelin can be seen stretching out to sea at low tide.

Map 2; south of Ynys-las

Borth to Ynys-las

Distance 7.9km (4.9miles), grade - easy

While the route past Borth runs just above the high water mark, the large number of groynes along the spectacular beach to Ynys-las require the coastpath to have an inland route option. This follows the flood embankment of the River Leri which provides views over Borth Bog. At low tide or if you are athletic it is possible to walk the whole of this section along the beach.

Section 6 - Llanrhystud to Aberystwyth