Explore the Llŷn Peninsula with Aled Hughes

One of the official guidebooks is available in the Welsh language.

It covers the Llŷn Peninsula section which is 110 miles / 180km long. It is one of the longest sections of the entire Wales Coast Path and enjoyed by lots of people. This book is ideal for local and long-distance walkers. By offering an official Welsh language guidebook for the path, it gives visitors the opportunity to learn about it in the native language of Wales. It’s also a great way for Welsh learners to improve reading Welsh in a practical way.

Follow Aled’s journey along the Llŷn Peninsula

BBC Radio Cymru presenter Aled Hughes has walked the Llŷn and the Snowdonia coast section using the guidebook along the way. Although he now lives in on Anglesey, Aled has deep roots in Pen Llŷn which have helped him revisit some familiar and well known places along the path.

Listen to Aled’s journey

Aled will be giving a talk about his journey at this year’s Eisteddfod near Pwllheli. With his boundless enthusiasm and energy for the Welsh language and history, we’re certain that you’ll be inspired to follow in his footsteps.

You can catch Aled speaking at this year’s Eisteddfod in Boduan, near Pwllheli on the 8th August 2023 at 1pm in the Llŷn Ecoamgueddafa stand. See the EcoAmgueddfa website for updates.

Watch Aled’s journey

Aled has documented his journey in 15 videos around this unique section of the path in north-west Wales. Expect lots of local stories intertwined with interesting facts about the area as he shows off some of the most iconic views of the entire Wales Coast Path. His passion for this area in Wales is infectious and he will make you dig out your walking boots and follow in his footsteps before long.

Watch Aled’s videos on our Youtube channel

Each video is approximately 9 minutes long.  Spoken in Welsh with English subtitles. These are the sections he covers:

  1. Trefor to Nant Gwrtheyrn
  2. Nant Gwrtheyrn to Nefyn
  3. Nefyn
  4. Nefyn to Porth Colmon
  5. Porth Colman to Porth y Wrach
  6. Porth Or to Aberdaron
  7. Aberdaron to Rhiw
  8. Rhiw to Porth Neigwl
  9. Porth Neigwl to Machroes
  10. Machroes to Llanbedrog
  11. Llanbedrog to Pwllheli
  12. Pwllheli to Criccieth
  13. Criccieth to Porthmadog

About the book

Covering from Bangor to Porthmadog, the book includes an overview of the area’s history, wildlife information, distance charts and useful information on accommodation, local information and public transport links.

Priced at £15.99, it is available to buy in all good book shops or online from Book Council for Wales 

Llwybr Arfordir Cymru – Penrhyn Llŷn:Bangor i Borthmadog is written by Carl Rogers and Tony Bowerman (originally in English language) and translated into Welsh language by Elfed Gruffudd on behalf of Atebol.  This is the official Welsh language guidebook for the Llŷn Peninsula section of the Wales Coast Path and is endorsed by Natural Resources Wales.

  • ISBN: 9781914589072 (1914589076)
  • Publication Date: March 2022
  • £15.99
  • The book is distributed by Book Council for Wales

The official guidebooks to the path are published by Northern Eye books and are updated with the Wales Coast Path team.  Other guidebooks are available to buy. Visit Plan your Visit page for more guidebook information

Llwybr y Morwyr 

Aled also walked the Llwybr Y Morwyr (The Mariner’s Way) which connects the coastal town of Nefyn to the village of Abersoch. It follows well-trodden paths used by mariners of the 19th century. It’s 11 miles / 17km long and is fully waymarked with Llwybr y Morwyr footpath signs. You can pick up this trail at Nefyn and Abersoch on the Wales Coast Path.

The Ecoamgueddfa website includes a guide to The Mariner's Way which includes a map with points of interest and a downloadable GPX file of the route to use on a GPS (global position system) device.

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