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Porth Dinllaen

A leisurely walk (coast) in Gwynedd, Wales, about 7.77km (4.83 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:00. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 54m (177ft)
Loss 57m (187ft)
Max. Elevation 40m (131ft)
Elevation (total) 111m (364ft)
Start & End
Morfa Nefyn
Distance 7.77km
Duration ~2:00
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 22 Mar 2011
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.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map


OS Grid SH286402
Take the bus to Morfa Nefyn. The nearest station is Pwllheli.
Porth Dinllaen farm About 1.18 km (~0.73 miles) from
OS Grid SH274404
Head west out of town along the B4417. Just beyond the town take a right-hand lane to Porth Dinllaen farm.
Footpath junction About 0.44 km (~0.27 miles) from
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?
Aber Geirch About 0.48 km (~0.3 miles) from
OS Grid SH265405
At Aber Geirch, pick up the Llyn coastal path heading north.
Porth Dillean peninsular About 1.06 km (~0.66 miles) from
OS Grid SH274411
Continue along the path to the peninsular.
Carreg Ddu About 0.91 km (~0.57 miles) from
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.
Ty Coch Inn About 0.46 km (~0.29 miles) from
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
Towards Morfa Nefyn About 0.72 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid SH277408
After enjoying a seaview pint, rejoin the path back towards Morfa Nefyn.
Porth Dillean About 0.53 km (~0.33 miles) from
OS Grid SH282408
If you stick to th coast you will pass Porth Dinllaen, a lovely fishing village now owned by the National Trust.
Penrhyn Nefyn About 1.15 km (~0.71 miles) from
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.
Back to Nefyn About 0.84 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid SH301406
Finish in Nefyn, where you can catch the bus to Pwllheli again.

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