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Llŷn Peninsula, Gwynedd

The Llŷn Peninsula protrudes some 30 miles from the north west tip of Wales into the Irish Sea just below the island of Anglesey. The name Llŷn is also sometimes spelled Lleyn, although this spelling is now less common and is generally considered to be an anglicisation. It is in the county of Gwynedd.

It is an unspoiled area and anyone who is familiar with Devon will feel immediately at home here as I felt there were a lot of similarities. Its beauty has earned it status as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

In the past, it provided a route for pilgrims to Bardsea Island.

It has a number of attractive towns/villages, not least Abersoch, a centre for sailing, Nefyn and Porthdinllaen, a pretty much ideal sandy bay, picturesque hamlet and a special pub which can only be reached on foot or by boat. Indeed, there are many superb beaches around the Peninsula.

The Wales Coast Path, now complete along the whole coast of Wales, provides some great walking opportunities and is an important element in my walks. It is well signposted though I found the route shown on my new OS map did not coincide with actuality in some areas. A picture of one of the Coast Path markers is shown here.

There are a series of Wales Coast Path Official Guides

There is a chance of seeing dolphins, seals and a variety of birds around the coast.

Welsh is widely spoken as the first language.


Worthy of special mention are the Keating sisters, Eileen, Lorna and Honora. They moved from Nottingham to the Llŷn Peninsula and purchased Plas yn Rhiw, a medieval manor house in 1939. It was in a poor state but was rescued and extended by the sisters. They also purchased various bits of land around the peninsula to avoid it becoming spoilt. The entirety was donated to the National Trust. The house and garden are well worth a visit.

Llŷn Peninsula Reading List

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Llŷn Peninsula Walks With "Traffic Light" Rating

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The start point for all walks can be located on Google Maps. Click here.

Morfa Nefyn to Porth Dinllaen
Mynydd Cilan Circuit
Mynydd Rhiw
Uwchmynydd Circuit
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