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This walk, stretching through nine miles of gorgeous Llyn Peninsula land, doubles as the last section of the fantastic Edge of Wales Walk, a 95 mile long journey that takes you through some of the finest parts of all of North Wales.

Start your journey in the village of Llanystumdwy, the childhood home of David Lloyd George (you can visit his grave which, along with the village chapel, was designed by the famous Sir Clough Williams-Ellis), and make your way to the seaside town of Criccieth.

In Criccieth, you should absolutely make time to visit the ruins of the castle, as it is a shining example of Edward I’s Welsh Conquest strongholds, and offers some spectacular views over the Tremadog Bay.

Continue to the Black Rock Sands. Crossing this long beach will bring you to the lovely village of Borth y Gest, with its charming Victorian houses, before taking the final stretch to Porthmadog. Here, you can enjoy a trip on the steam trains of the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways, or take in the various fascinating exhibits of the local Maritime Museum, before treating yourself to an ice cream or some fresh fish and chips. 

 

Image Source: CC-by-SA-2.0 by Eric Jones

Image Source: CC-by-SA-2.0 by Matt Buck (Edited by NWHC)

Location

This walk begins in Llanystumdwy a small village on the Llyn Peninsula but is often regarded to belong to the Eifionydd region. The walk ends in Porthmadog, a coastal resort.

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