Walking Holidays in Wales - Llyn - Short Break Walks


Holiday Highlights
  • Become immersed in the rich history and stunning landscapes of the diverse Welsh lands
  • Add extra nights to summit the highest mountain in Wales, Mount Snowdon


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Our Llŷn Short Break begins in the charming seaside town of Aberdaron before following the coastal path past the impressive stretch of sand known as ‘Hells Mouth’ and entering the hamlet of Llanengan, home to the oldest church on the Llŷn. Continue to the popular coastal town of Abersoch where you spend the next two nights. You take in stunning headland and also have the opportunity to explore the charming village of Llanbedrog with its colourful beach huts. Add extra nights to summit Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales – well worth the effort!

The Area

Being close to our base, we have chosen to promote what we feel portrays the very best of Wales and walking the Llŷn peninsula will definitely leave you with a desire to explore more of this beautiful land.

The Llŷn Peninsula was new to the Welsh coastal path in 2012 and therefore the natural beauty of its route is quite untouched. From the moment you enter Caernarfon, although it was the English King, Edward I who built the impressive castle and walled town, you become submersed into the diverse wealth of our Welsh culture. 

Nature provides flower covered cliff tops, rare migratory birds, basking sharks and dolphins and colourful seasonal contrasts. In addition, panoramic views diversify from the far-off coast of Ireland to the nearby Snowdonia National Park where Wales’ highest mountain is outlined against the sky. At ‘lands-end’ across a treacherous 2 mile stretch of sea lies the mysterious Island of Ynys Enlli – Bardsey Island (this trip would require an additional night in Aberdaron). Enshrouded in holy history it is reputed that over 20,000 Saints made pilgrimage to the island to die and be buried.

Day 1: You will be collected from Bangor train station and transferred to your first hotel in Aberdaron. Overnight Aberdaron.

 

Day 2: Leaving Aberdaron, the coastal path moves inland crossing rural farmland whilst retaining the character and culture of this beautiful part of Wales. Part of the walk includes some very quiet, single track country road walking before walking past the impressive stretch of sand known as Hell’s Mouth. Arriving in the hamlet of Llanengan, home to the oldest church on the Llŷn, you cut across to Abersoch and your overnight hotel, where comfort awaits. Overnight Abersoch.

Ascent: 270m. Descent: 260m. Distance: 11 miles. Time: 6 hours

 

Day 3: Return to Llanengan and today’s walk takes in a stunning headland, passes through Abersoch and skirts impressive Mynydd Tir y Cwmwd before dropping down to Llanbedrog. Alternatively, the walk may be shortened to give the option of lingering by the pretty harbour in Abersoch before setting off on the short walk over to Llanbedrog. Here, spend the afternoon relaxing and wandering around its renowned art gallery, ancient church and superb beach with colourful beach huts. Overnight Abersoch.

Ascent: 420m (160m). Descent: 400m (150m). Distance: 13.5 miles or (4 miles). Time: 7 hours (1 ¾ hours).

 

Day 4: You will be collected from your last hotel in Abersoch and transferred back to Bangor train station. 

Extra Nights

Why not add an extra night in Caernarfon? It’s the perfect base for exploring Snowdonia National Park and to summit the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon!

Gwesty Ty Newydd, Aberdaron

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Your hosts Iain & Wilma offer a warm welcome into their comfortable 4* Inn with fantastic views. Situated in the picturesque village of Aberdaron, the hotel directly overlooks the lovely bay and sandy beach. Sample the freshly caught lobster and crab or watch the sunset from the terrace.

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone and private bathroom with WC, shower/bath and hairdryer.

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Porth Tocyn, Abersoch

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Passed down through three generations of the Fletcher-Brewer family, this accommodation is now one of Wales’ foremost country hotels. Sitting on the headland with stunning views out to Snowdonia, this hotel is lovingly furnished with country antiques. Their well-maintained garden also includes a secluded heated swimming pool.

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone and private bathroom with WC, shower/bath and hairdryer. 

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Availability Information

The Natural beauty of the Llŷn Peninsula without doubt, is best experienced ‘out of season’ although it is a year round destination.

Late autumn, winter and early spring offer the walker the stunning beauty and true spiritual essence of this remarkable landscape with empty paths, quiet places to stay and of course, the variable Welsh weather. In addition, during April and September, Dolphins frolic in the waters close to land. The rest of the year whilst generally offering a more stable climate, is busy with visitors although this is mainly restricted to villages and beaches. 


Please note our best to go information is generally referring to the walking which may fall in the early or late season in some places. This may mean that not all tourist facilities will be open at the time you visit.  

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