Llyn Coastal Path

Llyn Coastal Path  Bardsey Island
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Length: 90 miles/144 km
Start: Caernarvon
Finish: Porthmadog
Grade: Moderate
From: £420 p.p.

Llyn Coastal Path Walking Holidays

Llŷn Peninsula part of the Wales Coast Path

The Llyn Coastal Path (or Lleyn Coastal Path), is a fascinating walking holiday  around the edge of Wales’ lovely Llŷn  Peninsula, an  ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.

Your walking holiday  has the precedent of being an ancient pilgrim route tracing the spiritual journey taken in early centuries by pilgrims from Bangor, along the the  coast of the Llŷn  peninsula to  Aberdaron where they waited to make a treacherous crossing to Bardsey Island, ‘The Isle of 20,000 saints’.

Your walking holiday begins at Caernarfon in the Menai Straits and heads out about as far west as you can get on the Welsh mainland. At Aberdaron it returns along southern coastline of sandy Cardigan Bay to Porthmadog.

The 90 mile (150km) can be walked in a week without too much exertion and provides a great deal of variety in a compact route ; seashore to (small)mountain tops; sand dunes to cliffs; unspoilt Welsh speaking villages and popular seaside towns.

The Llŷn  Coastal Path is not entirely a coastal walk, inland sorties ascend hills with stunning views in all directions – west to the Irish coast, east to Snowdonia, north to Anglesey and south to Ynys Enlli. and a magical view of the holy island of Bardsey.

The walk features a fascinating amount of history found together in few other places in Britain: 12C coastal castles of Edward I at Caernarfon and Criccieth; Britain’s largest Iron age hill-forts; many unusual 6C Celtic churches along the trail.

Llyn Coastal Path St Hywyn;s ChurchThe 6th century hermit church of Hywyn at Aberdaron – it was here that pilgrims waited and prepared themselves for the short, but highly dangerous crossing to Ynys Enlli, the holy island of Bardsey.

At Llanystumdwy you can visit the birth place of Lloyd George, Prime Minister of Britain during WW1 , and at nearby Tremadoc the birthplace of TE Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia.

For more  information or advice on walking the Llyn Coastal Coast Path, please call our walk team who will be delighted to help you with your holiday

Celtic Trails is Wales’ most experienced walking holiday company with 20 years service providing bespoke walking holidays for clients who appreciate high standards of  organisation and value.

 

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