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We are not simply being poetic with our title here – “The Edge of Wales” is the name given to one of the more recently opened coastal walks in North Wales. The Edge of Wales Walk will take you along the gorgeous Llyn Peninsula, allowing you to see some of the finest parts of the Wales Coast Path.

A number of new sections were added to the walk in 2015, taking its total distance up to just shy of a hundred miles, guiding you all the way from Caernarfon to Porthmadog.

Choose whichever section you deem best, or – if you have a lot of time on your hands – you can try to walk the whole thing. Whatever you decide on, you’ll be in for a truly lovely walk.

The path has rejuvenated the route, with new signs, waymarks and bridges, ensuring you won’t get lost along the way. The route is an old Celtic one, taking you in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims.

Highlights include holy wells, ancient standing stones, and pilgrim churches, but the unique part is at the close: it finishes up with you crossing the sound over a causeway, leading you to the unspoilt Bardsey Island. Beautiful!

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The Llyn Peninsula runs along the Welsh Coastal Path. A signed path will take you as far along the coast as you wish to walk between Caernarfon and Porthmadog. 

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