JANUARY is ‘Walk your Dog Month’ and Wales Coast Path has highlighted six of the top dog-friendly Wales Coast Path walks.

The coast path authority has joined forces with six four-legged friends to see where the best walks are along the 870-mile path – with a Ceredigion leg included. Here we take a look at the best walk in the Ceredigion area for dogs.

Arwr the Corgi took on a saunter from Aberporth to Tresaith, with plenty of paddling in the shallows and scampering on the sand. The route is a perfect morning walk for your four-legged friends. The route starts from the former maritime centre in Aberporth, which is now a peaceful seaside area with sheltered sandy beaches and rockpools. It is suitable for all the family as there is plenty to explore and most of the route is wheelchair and pram friendly. There are refreshments and toilets available at either end and there is a chance to spot dolphins, rare chough and an unusual waterfall at Tresaith.

The remaining walks that were highlighted were Ozy the Standard Poodle’s favourite walk through Bishopston Valley to Pwll Du Beach at the Gower, Jack Russell Guto’s Llanbedrog to Abersoch adventure, King Charles Spaniel Elsi’s Cemaes Bay circular walk on Anglesey, Golden Retriever Lecsi’s Llanfairfechan to Morfa Madryn walk and Beagle Biscuit’s Cardiff Bay to the Barrage walk.

Wales Coast Path says that the Welsh coast is the perfect place to exercise dogs but ask that the countryside code is followed at all times – by keeping dogs under control and in sight, cleaning up after your dog (and yourself if you stop off for a rest and some refreshments) and obeying local signage.