Day 1 Arrive at the Caeau Capel Hotel in Nefyn. This is a friendly, family run hotel, which has evening meals available and en suite bedrooms. Nefyn is accessible by public transport, by taking a train to Bangor Station from Manchester or Liverpool Airports, followed by a number 5 bus to Caernarfon and a number 12 bus to Pwllheli. It is also possible to take a train to Pwllheli from Birmingham. From Pwllheli take a number 8 bus to Nefyn. Alternatively if you rent a car, the A55 North Coast Road will take you quickly to Bangor, followed by the A487 through Caernarfon, then the A499 to the roundabout just north of Llanaelhearn. At the roundabout take the second exit onto the B4417. The Caeau Capel Hotel is in the middle of the town, in a side road to the right of the War Memorial.
Day 2 After breakfast we will pick you up in our car and drive you to the starting point of the walk at Clynnog Fawr. Clynnog was the traditional starting point for many pilgrims, because of the imposing church of St Beuno, and its’ associated holy well. After exploring the church, set out on the first section of the walk over the high moors at Bwlch Mawr. This is wild and rocky moorland with lovely views of the foothills of Snowdonia. This part is often shrouded in low-lying cloud so your GPS may come in very handy! Then continue over the distinctive three peaks of the Yr Eifl hills before continuing to the village of Llithfaen where you will be picked up and returned to the Caeau Capel. (Distance = 12 miles)
Day 3 After being returned to Llithfaen you can walk down the pass to the beautiful and isolated valley of Nant Gwrtheyrn, the path snaking down the sheer sides of the valley. The route then continues along the cliffs through wind-stunted oak woodland before reaching chough country and the tiny pilgrim’s church at Pistyll finishing at (Distance = 10 miles).
Day 4 Set off along the coast past the celebrated Ty Coch Inn at Porth Dinllaen. Today’s walk will take you on paths on top of rocky cliffs, and down to isolated sandy coves, with some of the best coastal scenery in the UK. When you reach Porth Colmon, walk inland to your new accommodation at Carrog Farm bed and breakfast, where your luggage will be waiting for you. Carrog is a working farm, and the owner Mrs Thomas will be happy to introduce you to Welsh language and culture, and can prepare a light supper if required. (Distance = 15 miles).
Day 5 After breakfast we will return you to Porth Colmon. From here you will set out on one of the most spectacular sections of the Wales Coast Path, the headland at the tip of the peninsula overlooking Bardsey Island. The end of the day will bring you to the tiny fishing village of Aberdaron, where you will stay at the Ship Hotel, a lively village inn with en suite rooms and excellent evening food. (Distance = 11 miles).
Day 6 Walk to Porth Meudwy not far from Aberdaron and take the Enlli ferry across to Bardsey Island. This is a beautiful place, full of wildlife and steeped in history. Visitors have three hours to explore before returning to the mainland. The cost is £30 per head. You will return circa 3:30pm. We will then return you to your car if it is not already with you in Aberdaron and you can set off for home. If you would prefer to spend the night at the Ship before setting off the following morning, we can arrange this for an additional £89 per double / twin room, or £75 per room in low season.
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