Welcome to Llanrhystud a village with a very intresting history.
The walk for the most part will be along the village roads which are currently in use so where there is no pavement please be aware of approaching traffic. The track to the Lime Kilns will be along a stretch of the coastal path which is eroded causing walkers to walk along the shingle beach for a short distance. There will be two stiles to cross. The trail is about two miles and should take around one and a half to two hours to complete.

Aerial view of Llanrhystud including the Black Lion and distant views of the Church.
Aerial view of Llanrhystud including the Black Lion and distant views of the Church.

Llanrhystud is found at Ordnance Survey map coordinates SN538 697, its picturesque location lying at the foot of hills on the coastline of Cardigan Bay with its blue waters, is ideally situated for exploring the whole of Wales! Church Street with it’s narrow lane leading to the ancient Church of St. Rhystyd, which is a Grade II listed building and the oldest part of the village. The area surrounding the church has been disignated as a conservation area.
The beaches of Llanrhystud, the focus of activity in the summer when Llanrhystud becomes a bustling and vibrant holiday resort where boating, fishing, watersports and relaxation on safe beaches are among the main attractions.

Aerial view of Llanrhystud Church St. Rhystyd with distant view of the coastline.
Aerial view of Llanrhystud Church St. Rhystyd with distant view of the coastline.

The remarkable earthworks of Gaer Penrhôs Hillfort crown the summit of a precipitous hill above the junction of Afon Wyre Fawr and Afon Wyre Fach a mile to the east of the village of Llanrhystud.

The sandy beaches at Llanrhystud are within easy walking distance with interesting Marine life, a great variety of local accommodation including B&B’s, Guest Houses, Self Catering Cottages, Caravan and Campsites, a fantastic pub, interesting coastal walks along the Heritage Costal Path, these public footpaths are located along the coast, leading up the mountain side for those who like to walk and enjoy the surrounding beauty. For bird watchers, the large, flat coastal fields attract migrant pipits, wheatears and wagtails, including small flocks of White Wagtails in late April. the Red kite is a regular visitor as well as Choughs, plus an abundance of Skylarks and various sea shore birds. A multitude of Wild Flowers, Historic Lime Kilns and always the possibility of seeing the famous Cardigan Bay Dolphins.

Arial view of Llanrhystud a small seaside village in Ceredigion, Wales.
Arial view of Llanrhystud a small seaside village in Ceredigion, Wales.

Cardigan Bay is an outstanding and internationally important area for marine wildlife. A candidate Special Area of Conservation, it was the UK’s first Marine Heritage Coast, sheltering some of Britain’s rarest birds and marine species and home to a resident population of some 130 bottlenose dolphins as well as porpoise and grey seals. Ceredigion’s Coast and Countryside Unit arranges an annual programme of guided walks and talks popular with residents and visitors alike. Boat trips offering marvellous opportunities to enjoy the bay’s wildlife are available, especially from New Quay and Aberaeron.

Among the activities available locally are Fishing, Walking and visiting the various towns and local attractions nearby.
There are a number of interesting places to visit in the locality including the bustling University town of Aberystwyth the principal town of Ceredigion, some 9 miles to the North with its famous electric Cliff Railway, the Camera Obscura, the Vale of Rheidol narrow gauge Steam Railway, the Ceredigion Museum and of course the National Library of Wales.

Arial view of Llanrhystud, Ceredigion situated on the coastline of Cardigan Bay, Wales.
Arial view of Llanrhystud, Ceredigion situated on the coastline of Cardigan Bay, Wales.

The Georgian town of Aberaeron is just 7 miles to the South while just along the Lampeter road from Aberaeron is the National Trust House of Llanerchaeron with its extensive walled gardens.

This Website has been set up as a local directory for those wishing to visit the area as well as for the benefit of local residents and businesses in and around Llanrhystud . Please contact us by e-mail if your business or service is in the Llanrhystud – Llanon – Llangwyryfon, Pennant areas if you are not listed! There is no charge for a basic listing.

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