LARGE sections of the coastal path in Ceredigion have now been closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

A spokesperson for Ceredigion County Council said: “The public paths will be kept closed until it is considered that closure is no longer necessary to prevent, protect against, control or provide a public health response to the incidence or spread of infection with the coronavirus.

“The remainder of Ceredigion’s public rights of way network currently remains open for the public to use.

“However, we are strongly urging everyone who is accessing the countryside during this period to do so responsibly, respectfully and to follow Government advice on social distancing when undertaking one form of daily exercise.

“We are asking the public to keep away from potentially busy locations and paths that pass in close proximity to houses, gardens and farmyards.

“Residents must make use of their immediate locality at this time and not travel to other locations for this purpose.

The sections that have been closed temporarily are:

  • Aberystwyth – Clarach
  • Aberaeron – Aberarth
  • Aberarth – Llanon
  • Aberporth – Tresaith
  • Cardigan
  • Borth – Tre Taliesin
  • Clarach – Borth
  • Cwmtydu – New Quay
  • Gwbert – Mwnt
  • Llangrannog – Urdd
  • Llanina – Aberaeron
  • Llanon – Llanrhystud
  • Llanrhystud – Tan y Bwlch
  • Mwnt – Aberporth
  • New Quay - Llanina
  • Penbryn – Llangrannog
  • Tresaith – Penbryn
  • Urdd - Cwmtydu

A map of these locations can be seen on the council’s website: