The town of Aberystwyth halfway down the coast of Wales is a delightful place to spend a few days, and a convenient centre for walking. Even if you don't want to tackle the higher hills inland, there are easier walking routes close by. Lots of people go either as holidaymakers or to visit their son/daughter/friend who is studying there. There's a resident population of around 12,000, and another 8,000 students, so there's quite a youthful feel about the place, with lots of lively pubs and a range of restaurants.
I went in early November to spend a couple of days there with my daughter and grand-daughter, and managed to fit in two good short hillwalks and a long run. This story is a short one with some pictures of the town. There will be 3 or 4 others added soon, covering the hillwalks. Three of them can be done in around 90 minutes from the centre of town; the other one along the cliffs to the south is a good half-day walk.
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to Wales page for links to other stories