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This walk is particularly notable for one pretty amazing reason – if you’re lucky enough to be walking the route on a sunny day, you will be able to see four different countries from the same spot: England, Ireland, Wales and the Isle of Man.

This walk is particularly notable for one pretty amazing reason – if you’re lucky enough to be walking the route on a sunny day, you will be able to see four different countries from the same spot: England, Ireland, Wales and the Isle of Man.

The journey from Clynnog Fawr to Llanaelhaearn measures about 8 miles in distance, starting with a steady (but not steep) uphill walk, and ending on a gentle decline across a wonderful grassland moor.

Clynnog Fawr has been an area of religious significance for centuries. You can see evidence of this throughout your walk – there’s the imposingly large church of St Bueno, there’s the chapel, there’s the Holy Well and there’s even the Cromlech burial chamber, which was used throughout the New Stone Age and the Bronze Age.

Make your way up through the country lanes, from the valley to the upland pastures, and take a wander across the mountain moorlands. To finish off, slowly amble down the hill and into the little village of Llanaelhaearn, where you will find an ancient church. Inside, there are stones inscribed with Latin – these are believed to be a staggering 1500 years old.

Image Source: CC by-SA 2.0 by David Brown

Image Source: CC by-SA 2.0 by Eric Jones

Location

Clynnog Fawr is a village to the north of the Llyn Peninsula. Throughout the 8 mile stretch, the walk ends with a decline across the grassland to Llanaelhaearn. 

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