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This walk takes place at the most westerly point of North Wales, all the way out on the Llyn Peninsula. Starting and ending in Aberdaron, an ancient village that dates back centuries, this walk takes you around the cliffs, offering some spectacular and dramatic views out onto the sea. Be sure to take your camera!

The walk stretches for about seven miles, and was one of the main pilgrim routes of the area. It was in Aberdaron that pilgrims would prepare themselves for the rather dangerous crossing to Ynys Enlli, the island of Bardsey.

In fact, one of the inns in the village has seen its fair share of these pilgrims – Y Gegin Fawr (“The Big Kitchen”) has been serving food to visitors since the 14th century.

The walk takes you to St Hywyn’s Church, which was founded way back in the 6th century by Hywyn himself. Inside the church you will find RS Thomas’ poem ‘The Other’ inscribed in the slate – he was the parish priest here for a while.

Cross the beach and walk through Cwrt then down the cliffside into the fisherman’s cove of Porth Meudwy, then up again to Pen y Cil, an SSSI home to a colony of chough (a small, glossy black crow). Take in the view of Bardsey and make the short climb up Mynydd Mawr, which offers unparalleled views over the area.

Stop for a while to catch your breath and take in the vista, before making your way back to Aberdaron for some food.

 

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This walks begins in Aberdaron, an ancient village. Take in the views whilst walking past landmarks such as St Hywyn's Church, through Cwrt to Porth Meudwy and beyond! 

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