GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Circular Walk around Pwllheli

3 miles (5.5 km)

This circular walk takes you around the town of Pwllheli on the Llyn Peninsula. On the walk you'll visit the harbour, beach, the River Rhydir and the Lon Cob Bach Nature Reserve. Pwllheli is considered the the main town of the peninsula, with a train station and a range of shops and other services.
The walk starts from the train station and heads south to the front where there are two blue flag beaches. You then head west along the beach before following a footpath north to the River Rhydir and the Lon Cob Bach Nature Reserve. There's some nice walkways here with interesting flora and fauna to look out for.
You continue east through the town to the Inner Harbour where there's a nice path to follow to South Beach. You then retrace your steps to return to the train station and the finish point of the walk.
To continue your walking in the area pick up the Llyn Coastal Path which runs through the town. Heading east will take you to Criccieth with its historic castle and the grave of former Prime Minister David Lloyd George. Heading west will take you to Llanbedrog and Abersoch where you can visit the southernmost point of the peninsula at Cilan Head.

Pwllheli OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pwllheli Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Pwllheli

  • Portmeirion - Enjoy a walk around this popular tourist attraction built in the style of an Italian village
  • Llyn Coastal Path - Follow the Llyn Peninsula from Caernarfon to Porthmadog on this stunning coastal walk
  • Moel y Gest - This hill near Porthmadog offers fine views over North Wales including the Llŷn Peninsula, the Rhinogydd, Moelwynion, Moel Hebog, and Snowdon.
    This walk starts at the lovely harbour in Porthmadog and follows the coastal path south to Borth-y-Gest
  • Porthmadog - This attractive coastal town in Gwynedd has some lovely coastal walking paths and beautiful beaches to explore
  • Criccieth - This circular walk explores the coast and countryside surrounding the town of Criccieth in the Eifionydd area of Gwynedd
  • Abersoch - This circular walk around Abersoch uses the Llyn Coastal Path to explore the beautiful beaches and bays to the south and west of the village.
    Starting in the village you first head south along Borth Fawr beach and the Abersoch Golf Club


Pwllheli Harbour - - 27121

Pwllheli Harbour. The Cambrian Coast Railway crosses the bridge in the background

Harbwr Pwllheli Harbour - - 373364

Pwllheli Harbour

Lôn Cob Bach Pwllheli - - 373366

Lôn Cob Bach Pwllheli. Lôn Cob Bach separates Harbwr Bach (the little harbour) from the reclaimed land between here and the sea.

Walkway across the Lon Cob Bach Nature Reserve - - 664181

Walkway across the Lon Cob Bach Nature Reserve. The Lon Cob Bach Nature Reserve is located in the wetlands of Afon Rhydhir. The walkway also acts as an improved path between the town centre and Marian-y-mor.

Afon Rhydhir a Bwrdd Gwybodaeth Pwllheli Afon Rhydhir and Information Board - - 543054

Afon Rhydhir and Information Board. The Afon Rhydhir flows into Pwllheli harbour from the west. The area has recently been developed as a town-centre nature reserve around Lôn Cob Bach

Traeth Glandon Pwllheli Glandon Beach - - 812970

Traeth Glandon Pwllheli Glandon Beach. Access to Glandon - Abererch beach at Pwllheli

Kayak on Pwllheli beach. - - 1477009

Kayak on Pwllheli beach.

Pwllheli Stryd Penlan

Stryd Penlan, Pwllheli. The red brick building on the left is the theatre and cinema. On the opposite side of the road, the white building is the oldest pub, the Penlan Fawr, dating from the early seventeenth century.


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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