Llyn Coast Path - North Section

Llyn Coast Path - North Section

A walking holiday around the Llyn Peninsula along the Wales Coast Path, from Bangor to Aberdaron.

6 to 8 nights
65 miles
Moderate to Demanding

From £660 per person

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About this route

Follow an engaging mixture of high and low paths with views over the ocean and the mountains of Snowdonia, on a walk along the North Section of the Llyn Coast Path.

The walk begins on the flat shore of the Menai Strait, presided over by the Iron Age hill fort of Dinas Dinlle, and hits its hilliest section beyond Clynnog Fawr. It turns wild past Porth Colmon, traversing the Whistling Sands of Porthor and touring the ‘Land’s End of Wales’ at Braich y Pwll headland.

This half of the Llyn Coast Path may take more climbing to complete than the South Section, but that makes it all the more scenic.

© Contours Walking Holidays Llyn Coast Path - North Section map
Bangor to Aberdaron
65 miles (104 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Ascending to Bwlch yr Eifl and Yr Eifl, two of the highest points on the Wales Coast Path.

Climbing to the ruins of Dina Dinlle, an Iron Age hill fort with views out over the sea.

Walking across the Whistling Sands of Porthor, which hiss and squeak underfoot.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
LPPN1 From Bangor to Aberdaron 6 nights, 5 days walking Demanding£660
LPPN2 From Bangor to Aberdaron 8 nights, 7 days walking Moderate£880

Llyn Coastal Path - North Section 6 nights, 5 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather

Travel to Bangor where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Bangor to Caernarfon. 11.5 miles (18.5km)

Day 2

Caernarfon to Clynnog Fawr(T). 14 miles (22.5km)

Day 3

Clynnog Fawr(T) to Nefyn/Morfa Nefyn. 13 miles (20.5km)

Day 4

Nefyn/Morfa Nefyn to Tudweiliog. 8.5 miles (13.5km)

Day 5

Tudweiliog to Aberdaron. 18 miles (29km)


Depart from Aberdaron after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
£55.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£40.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Aberdaron)
£65.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 6 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

Consider booking an extra night in Caernarfon if you wish to explore the town and its formidable late 13th century castle that was built to pacify the Welsh. Nefyn is a good choice if you want to enjoy some of the wonderful beaches that this delightful corner of Wales is famous for. If you want to visit the 'Isle of 20,000 Saints', book an extra night in the lovely little village of Aberdaron.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Aberdaron)
£65.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 65 miles (104 km)
Duration: 6 nights, 5 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 18 miles (29 km)
Code: LPPN1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Bangor
End of holiday: Aberdaron

Route Profile

Llyn Coastal Path - North Section Route Profile

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Liverpool John Lennon and Manchester and Leeds.

By Train - There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Bangor). The nearest rail station to the end of the trail (Aberdaron) is at Pwllheli (about 16.5 miles away).

By Bus - Various bus services run to Bangor. Buses run from Aberdaron to Pwllheli Monday to Saturday only, so a taxi will be required on a Sunday.

From London - Trains run from London Euston station to Bangor.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take a taxi from Aberdaron to Bangor, as there are no suitable public transport options.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

Routes on this trail

Llyn Coast Path
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113 miles
From £1,090 per person
Follow the Wales Coast Path around the beautiful Llyn Peninsula, from Bangor to Porthmadog.Find Out More
Llyn Coast Path - South Section
5 to 6 nights
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From £550 per person
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