Llyn Coast Path - South Section

Llyn Coast Path - South Section

A self-guided walk around the southern half of the Llyn Peninsula, from Aberdaron to Porthmadog.

5 to 6 nights
48 miles
Moderate to Moderate / Demanding

From £550 per person

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About this route

This twining route along the southern shore of the Llyn Peninsula weaves together long sweeps of dunes with forays inland, sampling oak woodland, heath and granite crags, and narrow footpaths across the headland.

Between the active harbours, the metal frame of the Tin Man statue, the Georgian manor houses and the remains of manganese mines, this corner of Wales is full of local art and history.

In short, the southern half of the Llyn Coast Path is a scenic, deeply engaging walk with something new to discover at every turn.

© Contours Walking Holidays Llyn Coast Path - South Section map
Aberdaron to Porthmadog
48 miles (76 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Crossing long sweeps of sandy beaches and dunes while admiring the views out to sea.

Taking in the sight of the Gwynedd coast from the trig point on Pen-y-mynydd.

Visiting Criccieth Castle, which is full of exhibits about Welsh castles and the Anglo-Norman writer, Gerald of Wales.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
LCPS1 From Aberdaron to Porthmadog 5 nights, 4 days walking Moderate / Demanding£550
LCPS2 From Aberdaron to Porthmadog 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate£660

Llyn Coastal Path - South Section 5 nights, 4 days walking

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

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

Day 1

Aberdaron to Llanengan(T). 10.5 miles (16.5km)

Day 2

Llanengan(T) to Llanbedrog. 14.5 miles (23km)

Day 3

Llanbedrog to Llanystumdwy(T). 13 miles (21km)

Day 4

Llanystumdwy(T) to Porthmadog. 9.5 miles (15.5km)


Depart from Porthmadog 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?

  • 5 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

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: 47.5 miles (76 km)
Duration: 5 nights, 4 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 9.5 miles (15.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 14.5 miles (23 km)
Code: LCPS1 Grade: Moderate / Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Aberdaron
End of holiday: Porthmadog

Route Profile

Llyn Coastal Path - South 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.

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

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

From London - Trains run from London Euston station to Pwllheli. From there a bus/taxi will be required to Aberdaron.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take a taxi from Porthmadog to Aberdaron, 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.

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