Official Guide: Wales Coast Path: Llyn Peninsula



NEW – 4th edition updated and revised – 2023

This Official Guide to the Llŷn Peninsula section of the Wales Coast Path contains everything local and long-distance walkers need.

The Llŷn offers some of the finest coastal walking in North Wales. Its distinctive landscape is characterised by traditional farms, compact villages and volcanic hills encircled by the ever-present sea. Along the way, you’ll pass Iron Age hillforts, pilgrims’ churches, medieval castles, a hidden valley, a pub on the beach, tiny coves, sandy bays and Bardsey island balanced at the tip of this ancient ‘Land’s End of Wales’. Keep an eye out, too, for seabirds, wild goats, choughs, seals, dolphins, wildflowers and butterflies.

The Llŷn coast path really is a walkers’ paradise.




One of seven Official Guides to the Wales Coast Path

The 110 mile/180km long Llyn Peninsula section of the Wales Coast Path passes through some of the finest coastal scenery in Wales — dramatic cliffs and hidden valleys, long sandy beaches, intimate coves, and semi- wild headlands, with the remote island of Bardsey at its tip. Much of the peninsula is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

This Official Guide contains everything local and long-distance walkers need to enjoy the path and includes:

  • An overview of the Llyn Peninsula with dedicated history and wildlife sections
  • Nine day-walk sections with detailed route descriptions and full, enhanced Ordnance Survey mapping
  • Distance charts, section overviews, background information and interpretation of places of interest
  • Stunning professional photographs throughout
  • Information on accommodation, public transport, local information, weather, and tidal links.



  • Wales Coast Path: Discover the shape of a nation
  • Wales Coast Path: An 870-mile coastal adventure
  • The Best of Llyn
  • Llyn Peninsula: Part of the Wales Coast Path
  • Walking the Llyn Coast – map and distance chart
  • Day Sections
  • A brief history of Llyn
  • Wildlife on Llyn
  • The Llyn Peninsula Coast Path
  • Day Section 1: Bangor to Caernarfon
  • Edward’s ‘Iron Ring’
  • Day Section 2: Caernarfon to Trefor
  • Pilgrim Paths to Bardsey
  • Day Section 3: Trefor to Nefyn
  • Vortigern’s Valley
  • Day Section 4: Nefyn to Porth Colmon
  • Day Section 5: Porth Colmon to Abedaron
  • Island in the Tide
  • Day Section 6: Aberdaron to Hell’s Mouth
  • Day Section 7: Hell’s Mouth to Llanbedrog
  • Day Section 8: Llanbedrog to Criccieth
  • Day Section 9: Criccieth to Porthmadog
  • The town that Madocks built
  • Welsh Coastal Place Names
  • Visitor Information


What they say …

“These excellent guides lay the whole wales Coast Path at your feet — mixing practical information with the history, heritage and wildlife you will meet as you walk.”

Country Walking magazine


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