GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Llyn Coastal Path

81 miles (130 km)

Follow the Llyn Peninsula from Caernarfon to Porthmadog on this stunning coastal walk. The route is often completed in 7 sections:

Caernarfon to Trefor
Trefor to Morfa Nefyn
Morfa Nefyn to Llangwnnadl
Llangwnnadl to Aberdaron
Aberdaron to Abersoch
Abersoch to Pwllheli
Pwllheli to Porthmadog

As well as the stunning scenery you can look out for bottle-nosed dolphins and Atlantic grey seals as these are often seen off the coast. Near Trefor you can enjoy wonderful views of the three peaks of Yr Eifl and the fascinating hill fort at Tre'r Ceiri. There's also a visit to the historically significant castle in Criccieth.
The walk is waymarked with a blue, green and white logo.

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Llyn Coastal Path OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Llyn Coastal Path Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

The excellent Caffi Meinir is located on the route near to Yr Eifl. The cafe is in a wonderful location, overlooking the beautiful coastline of the area. You can sit outside and enjoy your meal with wonderful views over Porth Y Nant. You can find the cafe at Nant Gwrtheyrn, Llithfaen with a postcode of LL53 6NL for your sat navs. The site also includes a Welsh language school and museum where you can find out about the fascinating history of the area.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

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Steps on the Llŷn Coastal Path-Llwybr Arfordir Llŷn - geograph.org.uk - 949714

Steps on the Llŷn Coastal Path/Llwybr Arfordir Llŷn. These steps take the Llŷn Coastal Path/Llwybr Arfordir Llŷn up on to the cliff top path from Lon Brudyn.

Porth Dinllaen Bay from the Llŷn Coastal Path-Llwybr Arfordir Llŷn - geograph.org.uk - 950122

Porth Dinllaen Bay from the Llŷn Coastal Path/Llwybr Arfordir Llŷn. The ebbing tide has exposed a large expanse of sand in Porth Dinllaen bay. This view is from above the houses at Bwlch y Brudyn.

The Llŷn Coastal Path-Llwybr Arfordir Llŷn above Porth Dinllaen bay - geograph.org.uk - 950176

The Llŷn Coastal Path/Llwybr Arfordir Llŷn above Porth Dinllaen bay. This straight stretch of path is high above Porth Dinllaen bay on the left. Yr Eifl is in the distance to the left and Garn Boduan is topped by cloud on the right.

Llwybr Arfordir Llŷn Coastal Path Morfa Bychan - geograph.org.uk - 547652

Morfa Bychan. A close-up ofa waymarker, showing Gwynedd Council's revival of the accurate form of Graig Ddu for Blackrock. Since submitting this I have spoken to local people, and they say Blackrock Sands has always been known as Y Greigddu (stress on the first syllable). So much for OS names.

The Llyn Coastal Path east of Cadfan Isaf - geograph.org.uk - 611596

East of Cadfan Isaf

On the Llyn Coastal Path north east of Trwyn Cilan - geograph.org.uk - 1634553

View north east of Trwyn Cilan

Llwybr Arfordir Llŷn - Llŷn Coastal Path - geograph.org.uk - 1368336

Beyond the sand spit is the estuary of Afor Dwyfor.

Steps and hurdle on the Llyn Coastal path south of Hendy - geograph.org.uk - 611602

Steps and hurdle on the Llyn Coastal path south of Hendy. The section of path between Cadlan Isaf and the Ysgo road is a bit of a steeplechase and is best suited to people with long legs. There are five stiles to cross.

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