Walk of the month: 'Traeth Bach', a short distance from Manorafon

Photo by   Sian@coldatnight

If you're staying with us at fforest, you will no doubt have a busy itinerary already planned: snoozing in front of the woodburner, sweating it out in the sauna, drinking Welsh beers in the Bwthyn, eating delicious food in the lodge or venturing out to the Pizzatipi, exploring the surrounding fields & woodlands or staring blissfully into middle distance. Exhausting. Meanwhile, for the super energetic, all around us are some fantastic walks, beaches and places to visit whilst you’re staying with us at either fforest, Manorafon or the Granary Lofts. So we've put together some easy guides featuring some of our favourite local spots to help you with your adventure planning.

Traeth Bach, Ceredigion

Walk time: 45 mins
Drive from: fforest 25 mins / Manorafon 2 mins
Difficulty: Moderate
Dog friendly

Traeth Bach (Little Beach) is also known as Secret Beach, Llangrannog 2 & Morfa, depending on which local you're talking to!

This idyllic spot is one of the most beautiful secluded beaches we know. Its not the easiest to find... walkers tend to stumble across it along the Ceredigion cliff path in between Penbryn and Llangrannog, but we've been visiting this beach for many years.

Start Penbryn beach car park, head towards the beach, then find the sign for the footpath, its immediately on the right past the farmyard. Start your ascent up the hill, keep walking until you reach an open field, there's a small gap in the hedge which is your gateway to beach heaven! The final descent down to the beach is a scramble to find footholes, its exciting but be careful! Once on the golden sands, spend a few peaceful hours with the beach all to yourself. Rejoin the cliff path and follow on to Llangrannog or return to Penbryn the way you came.
Notes The towering cliff edges engulf the little cove as if sheltering it from the wind, making this beach a perfect spot for swimming, catching some rays & enjoying a picnic. The tidal island of Carreg-y-ty is on the north side and has a sea cave running right through it. Keep clear of the cave between August & October as seals may be using it to breed.

A collection of photos taken on the walk to Traeth Bach by Sian, fforest chief, and Jackson

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