Arrive at the Bryn Eisteddfod Country House Hotel in Clynnog Fawr. This is a friendly, family run hotel, which has evening meals available and en suite bedrooms. Clynnog is accessible by bus from Caernarfon, and there is a good car park where your car can stay for the holiday. Clynnog was the traditional starting point for many pilgrims, because of the imposing church of St Beuno, and its’ associated holy well.
After breakfast we will meet you and issue you with your maps and a GPS unit, and explain your route to you. 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! After reaching the coast at Trefor, 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 driven to the Caeau Capel Hotel in Nefyn. This hotel is also family run and can also serve evening meals. Other meal options in Nefyn include a well-reviewed Indian restaurant, and a number of other pubs and restaurants.
Distance: 12 miles.
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. You also have the option of extending the walk by starting at the fascinating Tre’r Ceiri Iron Age hill fort, one of the best preserved of its type in Wales. The route then continues along the cliffs through wind-stunted oak woodland before reaching chough country and the tiny pilgrim’s church at Pistyll before finishing back at the Caeau Capel. Option to visit Nefyn’s Maritime Museum.
Distance: 10 miles.
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 will prepare a light supper to your account for £12 per person.
Distance: 15 miles.
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. Aberdaron has a magnificent beach and a National Trust Interpretation centre, Porth y Swnt, and the famous St Hywyn’s church where the poet R.S. Thomas was once the minister.
Distance: 15 miles.
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.
The price is £376 per person based on 2 adults sharing a twin or double room.
The prices above include bed & breakfast accommodation over 5 nights, minibus transport and use of the maps and GPS and care and attention throughout. Our supplement for single occupancy would be £30 per night. For more information, or if you would like to book, please telephone us on +44 (0)1758 760652.