Walk the Beautiful North Coast of Llŷn with Edge of Wales Walk

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Length: 47 miles / 75 km

Grade: Moderate

Start: Clynnog Fawr

Finish: Aberdaron / Bardsey Island

Duration: 7 nights

Prices from: £514 pp

Woodlands Hall Hotel

Day 1

Arrive at the Woodlands Hall Hotel in Nefyn. This is a pleasant three star hotel surrounded by trees with en suite rooms. Evening meals are served in the restaurant. If you arrive in good time then there is the option of walking up to the hill-fort Carn Fadryn, which has panoramic views of the entire peninsula.

Distance: 4 miles.

Clynnog Fawr

Day 2

After breakfast we will meet you and issue your maps and GPS units. You will follow us in your car to Llithfaen where you will park your car before we take you in our transport to the start of the walk at Clynnog Fawr. Clynnog was the traditional assembly point for pilgrims making the journey to Bardsey Island, and contains a fine church, chapel and holy well dedicated to St Beuno. You can then set out on the first section of the walk over the high moors at Bwlch Mawr, and then to the coast at Trefor. Ascend the Yr Eifl hills before reaching Llithfaen where you can pick up your car and return to the hotel.

Distance: 12 miles.

Nant Gwrtheyrn

Day 3

We will drive you back to Llithfaen from where you will take the pass through a conifer forest to Nant Gwrtheyrn Heritage Centre. This former quarrying village is now the picturesque location of a Welsh Language School. From here follow the coast path through a forest of stunted oak trees to the tiny pilgrim’s church at Pistyll, which is often strewn with wildflowers near to religious festivals. You will then head on to the neighbouring towns of Nefyn and Morfa Nefyn where you can stop for lunch, a good location for this might be the Tŷ Coch Inn on the sands at Porth Dinllaen. From here continue on to Edern and the hotel.

Distance: 12 miles.

The Lion Hotel

Day 4

Today will be a short day to help you recover from the previous two days. Set off west from the hotel along the coast path. Once you reach Porth Towyn make a detour inland to Tudweiliog where you can have lunch at the Lion Hotel before catching the local number 8 public bus back to Edern.

Distance: 6 miles.

Whistling Sands

Day 5

After breakfast we will pick you up in the bus and drive you to Porth Oer from where you will follow the coast path back to Porth Towyn and Tudweiliog. This section is classic coastal walking with rocky cliff tops interspersed with sandy coves.Use the number 8 bus service again to return to Edern.

Distance: 11 miles.

View from Anelog towards Bardsey Island

Day 6

Drive from the hotel down to Porth Oer from where you will follow the coastal path all the way around the headland to Aberdaron itself. This section provides spectacular views from the hills at the tip of the peninsula, both south-west to Bardsey Island and north-east along almost the entire length of the route. It’s a great opportunity to see just how far you’ve come! Once you reach Aberdaron, pop in for a well deserved cup of tea at our offices before we drive you back to your car at Porth Oer.

Distance: 9 miles or less if you wish.

Bardsey Island

Day 7

Return in your cars to Porth Meudwy not far from Aberdaron. Here you can park before taking the Enlli ferry across to Bardsey Island. This is a beautiful place, full of wildlife and steeped in history. Visitors have three hours to explore before returning to the mainland. The cost of the return trip is £30 per person. You will return circa 3:00pm and can then return to your hotel. If the weather is poor then there are many other places to visit on the peninsula including the art gallery at Plas Glyn y Weddw in Llanbedrog.

Day 8

Check out and drive home. On your way back you might like to visit some of Snowdonia’s many attractions such as Portmeirion.

The prices for this holiday for a person sharing a twin or double room, including dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation, minibus transport, use of the maps, special guide book and GPS, and care and attention throughout will be as follows:

Price for the 7 night holiday

Price per person


Closed 20th December to 1st January

Single supplement for occupancy of a double or twin room will be 20%. Packed lunches can be purchased from the Woodlands for around £6 each or from pubs en route or you can buy food in the Edern shop. The itinerary and all the distances can easily be adapted for a longer or shorter holiday. We have simply illustrated how it is possible, pleasurable and cost effective to tackle a linear long distance trail and stay in one good hotel as a base. If you would like any more information please call us on 01758 760 652 or email us.


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