Llyn Peninsula – Coastal Walks   8 comments

We did plenty of walking during a week in Wales. I’ve rolled them all into one long post otherwise I’ll never catch up the blog!

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First up, one of our regular classics. A trip down to the far end of the peninsula, parking up on the summit of Mynydd Mawr, kicking things off with a picnic in the sun.

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Its a grand spot with panoramic views out across to Bardsey and back along the spine of the peninsula towards Snowdonia.

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The colours were just amazing. Deep blue sky, azure sea, purple heather and yellow gorse.

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There is plenty of up and down as you head NE towards Mynydd Anelog to work off that picnic.

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More sensational views as the path is largely well above the waterline

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Up onto Mynydd Anelog another of the Llyn’s magnificent view points.

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Happy campers enjoying a marvellous summer stroll.

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Final views from Mynydd Mawr before heading back for some beach fun.

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Later in the week while others played on the beach me, TJS and TBF went out for another walk, this time to The Rivals. It was a late in the afternoon so we planned to do two of the three.

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More stunning purple heather and more stunning vistas.

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Looking back at the high summit of Yr Eifl from the third and un-named Rival.

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It may not have a name but its a wonderful little summit. The climb from behind the Mobile Phone mast is up a carved set of steps through the scree and the views from the summit every bit as good as others in the area, if not better.

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We were lucky to catch the summit under such a clear sky making the views even better (it was a bit dreary the last time we were up here).

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This range of hills tucked between Snowdonia and the peninsula are just begging a walk one of these days although I know almost nothing about them.

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Its pretty much 1,500 feet straight down to the sea making for amazing coastal panoramas.

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Time to head back down to the col for the steep climb to the highest point.

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A view down the steep steps that take you up/down to the phone mast.

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The third of the Rivals, the magnificent hill fort of Tre’r Ceiri.

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And the view back to our first peak. The cloud had rolled in while we climbed, heralding some overnight rain but a cracking afternoon out.

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No trip to the area is complete without and ascent of my favourite small hill, Carn Fadryn (although this is its little sibling)

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As always a team outing that all the families enjoy.

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It was a tag-team sort of week with comings and goings of various people. EWO had joined us by now.

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A couple of photos from a very short local walk along the cliffs at Towyn, curtailed by clouds of horrid black flies.

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There is one in the photo below for proof.

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On our last day, the cast had changed again. The Silverdale Massive had gone home but numbers were swelled by TYG and Z from Harrogate.

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We took a walk around the coast at Whistling Sands, Porth Oer.

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There were dark clouds and storms scudding across the sky but as the day progressed the blue sky took hold and it was fabulous walk.

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Team photo.

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We wandered along the coast and then returned to the small summit of Mynydd Carreg.

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Me and TJS had been up here a few years back on a dreary day when it was in the cloud.

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As you can see, yet another of the Llyn Peninsula’s seemingly endless collection of a small hills with great views.

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I love this part of the world. An irresistible combination of stunning coastline, beautiful beaches, and small mountains. Despite this, it still seems little known (relatively speaking) and uncrowded. A gem.

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8 responses to “Llyn Peninsula – Coastal Walks

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  1. It is indeed a gem. I counted 9 species of butterfly during our walk at the end of the peninsula, which I thought was pretty good going. Photos to come, probably.

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  2. Some of those hills remind me of Black Combe in the Lakes which the way they rise sharply up from the beach to around 600metres. Giving an almost vertical look straight down to the sea. Spectacular stuff

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  3. It truely is a gem. What hits me is the green everywhere. Sadly lacking here. So many possibilities for beautiful invigorating hiking.

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    • The green we enjoy in the UK is the price we pay for the wet climate. I went for a short stroll yesterday and the fields are astonishingly wet! Does make it beautiful though – when the sun eventually comes out.

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