There are some fantastic walks located in and around the town where you can mix the urban are with spectaular scenery and take in the Wales Coastal Path.
Free walking routes in Llyn and Snowdonia, Wales and beyond
We’ve teamed up with Mud and Routes who offer the largest single database of free mapped and fully explained, quality curated walking routes in the area; either directly from their own walks, or as a portal to routes created on-line by independent websites and other organisations.
Discover the area of outstanding natural beauty that is the Llyn peninsula, follow the entire wales coast path or walk more leisurely circular walks. For the more adventurous among you who are looking for mountains to explore we have the largest choice of walking routes in Snowdonia, one of the most popular national parks in the country, or you can venture further afield with o wide choice of walks across north Wales.
Click here to access useful information on walking in this beautiful area.
Wales Coastal Path
The path follows Gwynedd’s coastline, stretching 180 miles from Llanfairfechan in the north of the county, down to Machynlleth near the south of the county. By following the path you can enjoy the splendour of the areas diverse landscape, there are small coves and long sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and wild heathland.
The path is part of the Wales Coast Path, which stretches 870 miles along the whole coast of Wales.
For further information, including maps to download, go to the Wales Coast Path website.
Circular Walks off the Wales Coast Path
To make the most of the coastal walking offer, 18 circular walks have been developed by Gwynedd Council through funding received by the Coastal Communities Fund. The circular walks give you the opportunity to enjoy the Coast Path, but also to appreciate nature, heritage, culture and adventure opportunities available in the nearby villages and towns. Below is a list of the circular walk locations, which cater for a variety of users.
Llŷn Coastal Bus
This useful bus service runs along the Llŷn coastline from Nefyn to Abersoch. Running four times a week on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for only £1 each way. There are two buses – one setting off from Nefyn at 9.00am, and the other from Abersoch. The last service of the day is at 16.50. The bus serves 5 fixed points, which include:- Abersoch, Porth Neigwl, Aberdaron, Porthor and Nefyn. If space is available passengers can be picked up on the bus route by ‘hail and ride’. You can catch the bus without booking, but to be picked up at a nearby location to the coast, or to secure your place call (01758) 721777 book online via their website.
Walking the Paths
Wear suitable walking shoes and suitable warm and waterproof clothing and / or sun block in hot weather. This map is a rough guide – we recommend that you use the Ordnance Survey map scale 1:25000 relevant to your journey. Please follow the Countryside Code: Respect, Protect and Enjoy