Porth Dinllaen

Submitted by Timwoods on 22 March 2011
OS Explorer Map: 253 - Lleyn Peninsula West
(10 votes)
A circular, half-day coast walk in Wales starting at Morfa Nefyn, Gwynedd, about 8.6km (roughly 5.3 miles) long and suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
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The Llyn peninsula, on the far side of Snowdonia (for most of us at least) is a wonderful place for coastal walking. Crisp sea air will fill your lungs as you wander along the glorious coastline, and for once the famous Snowdonia peaks form a backdrop to the walk rather than the challenge. This walk is also a treat in itself, with a colony of seals to visit and one of Britain's best pubs, where you can sip your pint looking straight out to sea from the beach.

Start: Morfa Nefyn, OS Grid: SH286402
Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 132m (435ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 269m (881ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 136m (446ft)
Max. Elevation: 40m (131ft)

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OS Grid: SH286402
Take the bus to Morfa Nefyn. The nearest station is Pwllheli.
About 1.2 km (roughly 0.7 miles) from 1 OS Grid: SH274404
Head west out of town along the B4417. Just beyond the town take a right-hand lane to Porth Dinllaen farm.
About 0.4 km (roughly 0.3 miles) from 2 OS Grid: SH270405
At the end of the lane three footpaths head off in different directions. One leads directly to Porth Dinllaen peninsular, but why not take the central path to Aber Geirch and enjoy a bit more of the coastline?
About 0.5 km (roughly 0.3 miles) from 3 OS Grid: SH265405
At Aber Geirch, pick up the Llyn coastal path heading north.
About 1.1 km (roughly 0.7 miles) from 4 OS Grid: SH274411
Continue along the path to the peninsular.
About 0.9 km (roughly 0.6 miles) from 5 OS Grid: SH276420
At the tip of the headland, you may spot the grey seals that live here. Seabirds also flock to this coastal haven.
About 0.5 km (roughly 0.3 miles) from 6 OS Grid: SH275416
Anothe rhighlight of the day - one of Britain's remotest pubs, right on the beach at Porth Dinllaen. www.tycoch.co.uk
About 0.7 km (roughly 0.4 miles) from 7 OS Grid: SH277408
After enjoying a seaview pint, rejoin the path back towards Morfa Nefyn.
About 0.5 km (roughly 0.3 miles) from 8 OS Grid: SH282408
If you stick to th coast you will pass Porth Dinllaen, a lovely fishing village now owned by the National Trust.
About 1.2 km (roughly 0.7 miles) from 9 OS Grid: SH293409
If you're still having fun, keep heading east along the coast to Nefyn, rather than returning to Morfa Nefyn. Both are on the same bus route.
About 0.8 km (roughly 0.5 miles) from 10 OS Grid: SH301406
Finish in Nefyn, where you can catch the bus to Pwllheli again.
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