Mynydd Mawr near Aberdaron, Llyn Peninsula

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The summit of Mynydd Mawr provides spectacular views in all directions. Located at the very tip of the Llyn Peninsula you can see Bardsey Island out to sea, along the coastline of Cardigan Bay and back inland towards Snowdonia. On a clear day you can see all the way across to Ireland.

Rare species

The coastline paths around Mynydd Mawr are a great place to see a number of rare species, such as golden hair lichen, spotted rock rose and the distinctive chough.

The chough with their red bill and legs are a member of the crow family. They fly along the cliffs showing off their mastery of flight with wonderful aerial displays of swooping and diving.

Got any questions?

Why not pop into the coastguard hut, where one of our volunteers will be more than happy to have a chat and answer any questions you might have about the area.

Don’t miss

  • The chough, displaying their air acrobatics on and around Mynydd Mawr.
  • The beautiful coastal path leading you back towards Aberdaron
  • The spotted rock rose, which only flowers once, and for a short time, so keep your eyes peeled