This walk climbs to the Iron Age Hillfort of Tre'r Ceiri on the Llyn Peninsula in Wales. It's about a 1.5 mile walk from the conveniently located car park near the village of Llithfaen. In total it's 3 miles there and back with a moderate climb, so a reasonable level of fitness is required.
The walk starts from the Yr Eifl car park, just to the west of the hill. From here you can pick up footpaths heading north east up to the hill fort. The fort dates back to the Iron Age and is thought to have been constructed around 200 B.C. It sits at a height of 450 metres (1,480 ft) and is considered one of the finest forts in the UK, with much of the original structure still in place. There are also fabulous views to the surrounding mountains and the coastline with Cardigan Bay clearly visible.
The fort sits on the slopes of Yr Eifl so you could continue your walk by heading west from the fort to climb to the adjacent summit.
PostcodeLL53 6NU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Trer Ceiri Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Trer Ceiri Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Trer Ceiri OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Trer Ceiri Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The excellent Caffi Meinir is located a short distance from the car park. 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.
The fort makes for a fine dog walk for fit dogs. The Caffi Meinir mentioned above is dog friendly in the outdoor section where there are plenty of tables.