With the Welsh taking to the streets on 1 March, adorned with the National flower daffodils and the venerable leek, to celebrate to Saint David's Day*, the feast day in honour of the patron saint of Wales, why not embark on your own Welsh pilgrimage this Spring to discover more about this country’s very distinctive culture?
Based an hours drive from St David (the aforesaid’s resting place), the experts in guided walking, Ramblers Walking Holidays, offer a great introduction into this esteemed Saint’s stomping ground on their Ceredigion & The Pembrokeshire Coast walk.
Perfectly positioned for exploring Ceredigion and the more famous Pembrokeshire Coast Paths on the west coast, the 5 day holiday, based at the recently refurbished Cliff Hotel, takes in some of the best coastal trails. Walking through tiny whitewashed villages and along cut cliff paths with breath-taking sea views to sheltered coves, its not unusual to come across basking seals or see bottle-nosed dolphins breaking the surf. Incorporating sections of wood, moor and farmland, the walks also include the estuary path through the pretty town of Cardigan and St Dogmael’s beach, trails north towards the Irish Sea and hikes inland through the gently rolling pastoral Teifi Valley and heathland of the rocky Preseli Mountains. In addition to the outstanding natural beauty and wildlife, the remains of smugglers coves, Stone Age forts and early Christian communities dating from St David’s time give a fascinating insight into this area of Wales.
Ceredigion & The Pembrokeshire Coast 5 night holidays starts from £399/person including half board ensuite accommodation at the newly refurbished Cliff Hotel and transport to/from trailheads where necessary.