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Walking – The Wallog Loop

Walks near AberystwythLength: 7 Miles

Time: 3 Hours

Start: Lifeboat Station, Borth

Finish: Lifeboat Station, Borth

Rating: Medium To Hard Going

1. Starting at Borth Lifeboat Station facing the sea, bear left and follow the pavement along the sea front.
2. At the junction with Cliff Terrace only 200 metres ahead, follow the road to the left hand side and up the hill. Follow the road up the hill beyond the entrance to Y Ffron caravan site on your left.
3. After 100 metres beyond the caravan site entrance, take the road to your left and follow it as it snakes up the hill for around 20 minutes.
4. Upon reaching the cross roads at the top of the hill, carry on straight across and follow the road as it becomes a track which will lead you to the gate at the entrance to a field.
5. Enter the field and hug the fence on your left as you descend down the field towards the woods at the bottom.
6. Once you reach the woods go through the gate, and once you reach the road, follow it up the hill to your right hand side.
7. After 10 minutes you will come to a fork in the road. At the fork, take the road around to the right.
8. Continue to follow this road for around 20 minutes as it passes a small number of farm houses and farmers fields on either side.
9. At the end of the road you will reach a T junction with the main Aberystwyth to Borth road. Follow the road to your left as it drops down a small hill.
10. At the base of the hill you will see a stone bridge. Just before the stone bridge take the footpath/track to your right as it descends down to Wallog Bay, as shown below:

wallog bay

At this point you can follow the beach around to your right. However you should make sure the tide is 2/3 of the way out and is going away from the shore. This will take you back to Borth and takes around 1.5 hours. For tide tables, please click .

11. At the house, take the stone bridge across the stream to your right and follow the cliff path along the edge of the cliff. After one hour your will descend down to another bay knwon as Aberwennol, which is just short of Borth village. This is characterised by the small wooden bridge over the stream. You should also see caravans to your right.
12. From Aberwennol follow the next cliff path, which works its way up the cliff side to the war memorial at the top.
13. From the war memorial, you will be able to see your starting point at the lifeboat station. Follow the cliff path down onto Cliff Terrace back to your starting point.

For bus times from Borth to Aberystwyth, click here

For Borth train station carry on along the main street of the village until you reach the tourist information centre. At the tourist information centre take a right and you will see the train station in front of you. For train times, please see here.

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