Cardigan to Cilgerran Castle along The-Cardi Bach Trail

Cardigan to Cilgerran Castle along ‘The Cardi Bach Trail’

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Approx 6 mile return cycle ride. Fairly flat along The Cardi Bach Trail, The first mile section of the cycle ride is a dedicated traffic free cycle path. Then from The Welsh Wildlife Centre the route is on a section of road following the route of the River Teifi to the small town of Cilgerran 3 miles from Cardigan.
The town of Cardigan lies on the The River Teifi. Cardigan Castle and was the first site for the Eisteddfod in 1176. The town has many shops, cafes and bars for refreshments and you can even hire a cycle in Cardigan from New Image Cycles, 29-30 Pendre, Cardigan.

Starting from The Old Cardigan Bridge. You access The Cardi Bach Cycle Trail from just off the bridge next to The Castle Inn pub. Cycle along the trail and under the new bridge and cycle along the trail with the river on your left hand side as you cycle along.

As you pass the new bridge you will be cycling through the Teifi Marshes Wildlife Reserve which is said to be one of the finest nature reserves in Wales.

Continue to cycle along the trail and after about half a mile, near the end of the nature reserve you pass The Welsh Wildlife Centre on your left. From here the Cardi Bach Trail joins the road as you Continue to cycle along road (National Cycle Route No82) for approximately another one and a half miles where the trail brings you to Cilgerran and Cilgerran Castle.

Cilgerran Castle is a 13th-century ruined castle located in Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire. It is a National Trust property, and an earth and timber castle is believed to have been built around 1100, though the existing masonry dates from around 13th century. The castle is said to one f the most picturesque in Wales and was painted by Turner.

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