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Mynydd Mawr is the Welsh equivalent of Land’s End, a beautiful little area of the country. Mynydd Mawr means “big mountain” in Welsh, and it measures just shy of 700m at its peak. You can climb to the top to enjoy the views over the Holy Isle of Bardsey before starting this short, 4 mile walk.

This walk is entirely gentle, but you can enjoy some fantastic cliff walking along the way. Your journey takes you through National Trust land, over to the headlands of Pen y Cil. Here you will find pristine heaths, full of wildflowers and birds.

From here, make your way down to Aberdaron Bay, enjoying the beach on the way. When you get to Aberdaron – the most westerly village on the Llyn Peninsula – take a bit of time to enjoy the village for yourself.

You can see the magnificent church of St Hywyn, which was founded in the 6th century, though the building dates back to the 1100s. You should also make sure to grab a bite to eat at Gegin Fawr (“the Great Kitchen”), where you will be following in the footsteps of pilgrims, who have eaten here since the 13th century on their way to Bardsey.

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Myndydd Mawr, also known as Elephant Mountain, is the starting destination for this walk is found within the Snowdonia National Park.  This walk ends in the former finish village of Aberdaron. 

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