Walking the Llyn Coastal Path, North Wales

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Walking the Llyn Coastal Path

Walking north walesThe Llyn Coastal Path, North Wales is a way marked long distance footpath around the Llŷn Peninsula (which recently celebrated 50 years as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Starting from Caernarfon, the 84 mile path makes its way along the north coast to Uwchmynydd, then the southern coast to Porthmadog.

The route passes through hidden coves, along beaches and cliff top paths (keep an eye out for bottle-nosed dolphins and Atlantic grey seals), through small harbours and towns. It also detours slightly inland where it rises to as much as 300m.

The Path will also give you an insight to some local Welsh history as it follows part of the ancient pilgrimage route to Bardsey Island – the legendary "Island of 20,000 saints". Look out for St Beuno’s Church, St. Beuno’s Well, Clynnog Dolmen standing stones and prehistoric hut circles at Tre’r Ceiri hillfort. If that’s not enough, you also have two medieval castles on route – Caernarfon (a World Heritage Site) and Criccieth.

Absorb the amazing views at your leisure, or enjoy a true walking holiday by completing the whole Path in a week.

 
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