Trek Notes - Wales

Edge of Wales

Edge Of Wales Walk

General Information
The Llyn peninsula is a finger of land stretching towards Ireland from Snowdonia's mountainous heartland. Breton Saints founded churches here in the 6th Century. When pagan Saxons seized land to the east, Holy men fled west along this line of churches heading for sanctuary on Ynys Enlli or Bardsey Island - a jewel set in the sea at the tip of the peninsula. Medieval pilgrims followed in their wake and their route along this spectacular coast is now known as the Edge of Wales Walk.

The route begins at the great church of Clynnog Fawr and rises up to the high moors of Bwlch Mawr with glorious views across to Snowdon , Anglesey , and down the Cardigan coast. The path traverses the Rivals Mountains and the Iron Age fort of Tre'r Ceiri before descending to the lost village of Nant Gwrtheyrn , now home to the Welsh Language College . Cliff and woodland follow as you progress through Nefyn to the village on the sand at Porth Dinllaen. Pilgrim churches, holy wells, and the famous whistling sands are all en route as the path winds around the end of the peninsula to Aberdaron from where it is possible (weather permitting and for an extra charge), to make a sea voyage across the Sound to Ynys Enlli or Bardsey Island, the Isle of the 20,000 saints.

Travel Information
Total Distance: 45 miles (72km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 walking days (This walk is also available in 5 nights, 4 days and 6 nights, 5 days walking)
Minimum/maximum daily distances: 13 miles (21km)/18 miles (29km)
Season: All year
Starting point of holiday: Clynnog Fawr
End of holiday: Aberdaron
Most convenient railway station: Bangor or Pwllheli
Onward travel: Free transfers from/to either railway station at the start/end of the tour.

Day 1: Travel to Clynnog Fawr

Day 2: Clynnog Fawr to Nant Gwrtheyrn   14 miles (22.5km)

Day 3: Nant Gwrtheyrn to Tudweiliog   13 miles (21km)

Day 4: Tudweiliog to Aberdaron   18 miles (29km)

Day 5: Depart from Aberdaron

Accommodation & Meals
4 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms with private bathrooms (where available) in selected hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail.

Traditional cooked breakfast

What’s Included
Door to door luggage transfer.
Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook describing the trail
An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night, town plans, information about facilities and places of interest along the trail and a kit list.
Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.
Emergency assistance.

Extra nights/Rest days
Consider an extra night in Aberdaron if you would like to visit Bardsey Island and explore the ruin of St Mary’s Abbey.

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