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Long walks in Menai, Llyn and Merionnydd

Harlech Castle

Pwllheli to Pen-ychain
5.2 miles / 8.4 km

From the busy market town of Pwllheli follow the beach to Morfa Abererch and onto the hamlet of Pen-ychain.

Groeslon to Aberdesach
6 miles / 9.6 km

The path passes inland close to the village of Penygroes. Here, you are in the heart of what was a major slate quarrying area. The path turns towards the coast where you will see Trwyn Maen Dylan – a large rock on the beach leading to the village of Aberdesach.

Porth Dinllaen to Porth Ysgaden
6.2 miles / 10 km

From the rocky promontory of Porth Dinllaen you can admire views to the east and west along the Llŷn Peninsula’s northern coast. You have a good chance of seeing seals close to shore, as you wind along the coast to the cove at Porth Ysgaden.

Pen-ychain to Criccieth
6.5 miles / 10.5 km

From the headland at Pen-ychain you walk along the shoreline before turning inland towards Llanystumdwy – where in woodland outside the village you will find the grave of David Lloyd George - before returning to the coast.

Criccieth to Porthmadog
6.5 miles / 10.5 km

Begin your walk in Criccieth where you can explore the wonderful Criccieth Castle before heading south along this glorious coastline to Porthmadog. Along the way, you’ll find the famous and picturesque Black Rock Sands. (Train or Bus)

Porth Orion to Aberdaron
6.8 miles / 10.9 km

As you walk toward Aberdaron you will see Bardsey Island, once a destination for pilgrims. According to legend three visits to Bardsey was equivalent to one visit to Rome.

Porth Oer (Whistling Sands) to Aberdaron
9.25 miles / 15km 

As you walk toward Aberdaron you will see Bardsey Island, once a destination for pilgrims. According to legend three visits to Bardsey was equivalent to one visit to Rome. As covered on the BBC programme, Coast, the sands at Porth Oer often ‘whistle’ when you walk on them!

Aberdovey to Machynlleth
11 miles / 17.7 km

Here the coast path takes an inland detour along the River Dovey to the nearest crossing point at Machynlleth. The spectacular mountain scenery makes an interesting contrast to the coast. (Train or Bus)

Morfa Harlech and Morfa Dyffryn (Harlech – Talybont)
12 miles / 19 km

These two stunning beaches offer miles of walking opportunities, with plenty of chances for refreshments along the way! You can shorten this walk in several places by catching the Cambrian Coast Railway, which has stations at frequent intervals. (Train or Bus)


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