GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Aberdaron Walk

6 miles (10 km)

This coastal Welsh village makes a great base for exploring the Llyn Peninsula on foot. This walk uses a section of the Llyn Coastal Path to create a circular route around the village. On the way you'll visit a fine coastal viewpoint and pass the area where the ferries depart to Bardsey Island.
This walk starts in the village and follows the path west along the pretty beach and Aberdaron Bay. You then head south to Porth Meudwy where you can catch boats to Bardsey Island. The island has some nice walks and is a great place for birdwatching.
You continue along the southern tip of the peninsula to Porth Felen and then onto Mynydd Mawr. At Mynydd Mawr thepicnic sitehas views which, on a fine day, take inCardigan Bay,Bardsey Islandand theWicklow Mountains. The old coastguard hut here includes an exhibition to the natural history of the area, and a mural created by local children.
At Porth Llanllawen you leave the coast to head east through the countryside on footpaths and country lanes. The paths will take you back to Porth Meudwy where you can rejoin the coast path and return to the village.
To continue your walking in the area head east along the coast path to Abersoch. There's nice views here to the Saint Tudwal's Islands where you can see seals at certain times of the year.

Aberdaron OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Aberdaron Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


A pleasant way of spending a November afternoon at Aberdaron - - 603499

In Aberdaron. A pleasant way of spending a November afternoon at Aberdaron. This couple are sitting at the base of the sea wall at the estuary of Afon Daron.

A resting place above the sea - - 603953

A resting place above the sea in Aberdaron. Things have not always been so peaceful. The Vikings and the Cromwellians, in turn, attacked the village and abused and degraded the ancient church, while the sea has been a constant threat to the cemetery. Before the building of new sea wall, storms often led to the disinterment of bodies, with bones being left scattered on the beach.

Bardsey Island from Mynydd Mawr - - 1215161

Bardsey Island from Mynydd Mawr

Mynydd Mawr - - 1529605

Mynydd Mawr. Looking from the summit of Mynydd Mawr towards Ynysoedd Gwylanod.

Aberdaron - Porth Meudwy

Porth Meudwy near Aberdaron. This bay is the departure point for boats to Bardsey Island

Aberdaron - Coastguard Lookout, Mynydd Mawr

Coastguard lookout on Mynydd Mawr. Overlooking the end of the peninsula and Ynys Enlli/Bardsey, the building is now disused.

Aberdaeron general view, Wales crop

Aberdaeron beach

Aberdaron - Coastal Path, Porth Llanllawen

On the new Lleyn Peninsula Coastal Path at Porth Llanllawen


GPS Files

GPX File

Aberdaron.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Aberdaron.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)