Aberdaron to Porthmadog (South)
6 Nights, 5 Days Walking
Price: from £695 per person (based on 2 persons sharing)
Day 1: Own Arrival to your first accommodation
Day 2: Aberdaron to Rhiw 7 miles (11 km)
The first day is a steady climb from Aberdaron to the hills of Mynydd Rhiw Mountain with spectacular coastal scenery passing Penarfynydd, National Trust land . The delightful manor house of Plas yn Rhiw with its ornamental garden and wonderful views is well worth visiting at the end of your walk. The garden contains many beautiful flowering trees and shrubs, stunning whatever the season. Transfer and return to Aberdaron for the evening.
Day 3: Rhiw to Abersoch 14 miles (22.5 km)
Transfer back to Rhiw. Porth Neigwl (Hell’s Mouth) is a long stretch of sand and stones extending for four miles and extremely popular with surfers. There is an inland alternative at high tide. At the far end of the beach the path climbs onto Mynydd Cilan Mountain and Porth Ceiriad with the views across Cardigan Bay, among the most spectacular in Britain. The walk ends at the fashionable town of Abersoch where you will be accommodated for the night.
Day 4: Abersoch to Pwllheli 8 miles (12.8km)
From Abersoch make your way towards Llanbedrog with the St. Tudwal’s Islands in view, the east island owned by author Carla Lane, with the west island recently purchased by Bear Grylls. The path continues to Plas Glyn y Weddw Art Gallery and Café before continuing along the beach at Traeth Crugan to Pwllheli, the largest town on the whole peninsula. Overnight at Pwllheli.
Day 5: Pwllheli to Llanystumdwy 10 miles (16km)
Leave Pwllheli via the marina and harbour going inland towards Abererch and Afonwen before arriving at the quaint village Llanystumdwy, where the Prime Minister David Lloyd George resided. Although born in Manchester his childhood home is now a museum in the village where you can visit at the end of the walk. His grave still stands on the banks of the River Dwyfor. Overnight Llanystumdwy area.
Day 6: Llanystumdwy to Porthmadog 9 miles (14.5 km)
From Llanystumdwy the path takes you to Cricieth, with its native Welsh castle. Although built by Llywelyn the Great , the King of Gwynedd, it was captured by Edward I and modified in the late 13th century. Cross the sweeping Black Rock Sands leading to the sleepy little village of Borth y Gest and follow the route to the harbour town of Porthmadog, home of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway. Overnight in Porthmadog …Where the next leg of the Wales Coast Path Meirionnydd begins.
Day 7: Own Departure from your last accommodation
Solo Walkers: (i.e. those walking on their own), please add £50 per night.
Single Walkers: (i.e. those walking with others but prefer a single room), please add £40 per night.
Extra Night: (i.e. Rest day within this itinerary), can be organised upon request.
If you prefer to walk the whole Menai and Llyn path from Bangor to Porthmadog view our 13 Nights, 12 Days Walking