Climb the Yr Eifl mountain group on this challenging circular walk on the Llyn Peninsula. The three summits are collectivley known as 'The Rivals' offering wonderful views over the Llyn Peninsula coastline, the Isle of Man, the mountains of Ireland and the Lake District, as well as the entire sweep of Cardigan Bay. The route visits the peak of Tre'r Ceiri where you will find Britain's best preserved Iron Age hill fort.
The walk starts from the Porth-y-Nant upper car park just off the B4417 north of Llithfaen. You then ascend past the Graig Ddu cliffs where you can look down and see the abandoned village of Borth y Nant. You continue to Bwlch yr Eifl where you turn east towards the 561 m (1,841 ft) summit of Yr Eifl. It's a stunning spot. Take a while to soak in the magnificent views of the coast and mountains of Snowdonia.
The footpath then descends to Tre'r Ceiri where you can explore the interesting Iron Age stone hut circles before descending the mountain.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could pick up the Llyn Peninsula Coastal Path which runs past the mountain.
PostcodeLL53 6NU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Yr Eifl Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Yr Eifl Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Yr Eifl OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Yr Eifl Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Atfer your walk you could reward yourself with refreshments at the Tafarn y Fic Welsh community pub in Llithfaen. The friendly pub is in a great location with fine views of the surrounding hills. You can find the pub at postcode LL53 6PA.
The excellent Caffi Meinir is also 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.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking in the area you could pick up the Llyn Coastal Path from near the car park. If you follow it south west it will take you to the lovely beaches at Nefyn and Porthdinllaen.
If you head a few miles to the south you'll come to the southern side of the peninsula where you can visit the coastal settlements of Pwllheli, Llanbedrog and Abersoch.
Head inland and there's climb to the remote Garn Fadryn. There's an Iron Age Hillfort and some incredible views from the top of this peaceful hill.
The Garn Boduan Walk starts from nearby Nefyn. It will take you up to the viewpoint and Iron Age Hill fort located just south of the settlement.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Llyn Peninsula Walks page.