February half term, it is dry and the sun is out – a perfect opportunity to try out one of the walks listed in Ceredigion: 40 Coast and Country Walks by Julian Rollins (Also for sale at the brilliant little kiosk at Mwnt Beach). We set off from the National Trust car park at Penbryn Beach, and turned up the farm track on right, opposite the Llanborth Farm house. The footpath is signposted from the top of the track, and leads you up over the hill, through woodlands and fields, down into a steep gully leading to the small sickle- shaped beach Traeth Bach, and up past the Iron Age fortified settlement Castell Bach, before finally dropping down into Llangrannog with it’s beautiful beach and a selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Traeth Beach was great to explore; rocks to climb, caves to explore, rocks to skim and we had the whole beach to ourselves!! The walk was great – lots of changing scenery and landscape and a healthy balance of flat winding paths with a few steep climbs and bridges to cross. When we got to the very beautiful village of Llangrannog we visited the Beach Hut – a stylish, modern little beach cafe/bar with superb food and an incredible range of homemade cakes and ice-creams on offer. The Welsh Rarebit was amazing – definitely worth a visit!