Day 1: Arrive at the Woodlands Hall Hotel in Nefyn. This is a pleasant three star hotel surrounded by trees with en suite rooms. Evening meals are served in the restaurant. If you arrive in good time then there is the option of walking up to the hill-fort Carn Fadryn, which has panoramic views of the entire peninsula -some 4 miles away.
Day 2: After breakfast we will meet you and transport you in our bus to Clynnog Fawr. Clynnog was the traditional assembly point for pilgrims making the journey to Bardsey Island, and contains a fine church, chapel and holy well dedicated to St Beuno. You can then set out on the first section of the walk over the high moors at Bwlch Mawr, which will lead you to the Rivals Inn at Llanaelhaearn for lunch. Then walk up the other side of the valley to make an interesting ascent of the Iron Age Hill Fort Tre’r Ceiri, before reaching Llithfaen and catching a number 14 public bus back to Edern and the hotel. Your total walking distance today will be 12 miles.
Day 3: We will drive you back to Llithfaen from where you will take the pass through a conifer forest to Nant Gwrtheyrn Heritage Centre. This former quarrying village is now the picturesque location of a Welsh Language School. From here follow the coast path through a forest of stunted oak trees to the tiny pilgrim’s church at Pistyll, which is often strewn with wildflowers during religious festivals. You will then head on to the neighboring towns of Nefyn and Morfa Nefyn where you can stop for lunch, a good location for this might be the Ty Coch inn on the sands at Porth Dinllaen. From here continue on to Edern and the hotel. Distance 12 miles.
Day 4: Today will be a short day to help you recover from the previous two days. Set off west from the hotel along the coast path. Once you reach Porth Towyn make a detour inland to Tudweiliog where you can have lunch at the Lion Hotel before catching the number 8 bus back to Edern. Distance 6 miles.
Day 5: After breakfast we will pick you up in the bus and drive you to Porth Oer from where you will follow the coast path back to Porth Towyn and Tudweiliog. This section is classic coastal walking with rocky cliff tops interspersed with sandy coves (11 miles). Use the number 8 bus service again to return to Edern.
Day 6: We will return you to Porth Oer from where you will follow the coastal path all the way around the headland to Aberdaron itself. This section provides spectacular views from the hills at the tip of the peninsula, both south-west to Bardsey Island and north-east along almost the entire length of the route. It’s a great opportunity to see just how far you’ve come! Once you reach Aberdaron, pop in for a well deserved cup of tea at our offices before we drive you back to the hotel. 9 miles or less if you wish.
Day 7: Drive down to Porth Meudwy not far from Aberdaron. There is a National Trust owned car park from where you can walk down to the cove 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 of the return trip is £25 per head payable to the Bardsey Island Trust, a charity that works to preserve this unique location. You will return circa 3:00 pm and can drive back to the hotel.
Day 8: Check out and return home via the delights of Snowdonia. The price for this holiday in 2010, including dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation, minibus transport, use of the maps, special guide book and GPS, and care and attention throughout will be £60 per person per night sharing a twin or double room with a £6 single supplement. This will be invoiced by our company from whom you may also purchase packed lunches (£5) or from pubs en route or you can buy food in the Edern shop. Our price does not include public bus fares, but these are inexpensive.
- 7 nights of Dinner, bed and breakfast in a hotel with en suite bedrooms
- Minibus transport by the touring company to and from the walk as detailed above, or adapted to your particular requirements
Use of maps and GPS equipment and guidance notes
- Care and attention throughout.
- Transport to and from the Lleyn Peninsula
- Lunches (these can be bought at reasonable cost from the hotel or pubs on route)
- Local Buses
- Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary
- Fare for the journey to Bardsey Island
- Single supplement of £6.
We are now offering packed lunches for £4 per head but there are pubs and some food shops along the route. The itinerary can easily be adapted should the Bardsey Boat be more favorable on an earlier day during your holiday and we will keep you posted on this.
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