Discover beautiful landscapes in Llŷn
Revitalise your senses and step into magnificent landscapes, see spectacular views and experience unique wildlife encounters on the Llŷn Peninsula.
Garn Fadryn (non NT)
Discover the heart of the Llŷn Peninsula. Garn Fadryn is a five-hectare Iron Age hill fort on a steep 371-metre hill overlooking Garn Fadryn village. Even on greyer days, the fresh air, wildlife and beauty of this special place leaves a lasting impression.
The summit offers exceptional 360-degree views. Panoramas of Anglesey, Snowdonia, most of Cardigan Bay and even the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland are truly spectacular on a clear day.
Tip of Llŷn
Look across a world of traditional field patterns and bring history to life. Much of the landscape at the tip of the Llŷn was under arable cultivation during the Middle ages. Some patterns remain visible today at Mynydd Gwyddal and Pistyll.
The rich variety of traditional boundaries in Llŷn contributes to local distinctiveness and enhances the peninsula’s landscape.
Mynydd Tir-y-cwmwd (non NT)
A place of natural drama, this headland has spectacular views - east toward Snowdonia and west towards the golden sands of Abersoch beach. You can explore several zigzagging footpaths that allow you to reach its 132-metre height.
Once at the summit, you can enjoy watching incredible views unfolding before your eyes whilst relaxing on one of the conveniently placed benches that make everyone's visit more enjoyable. You will also find a toposcope, illustrating the mountains of Snowdonia.
Explore an area of common land with evidence of medieval fields and boundaries (difficult to date). Discover hut circle settlements and house platforms on the north flank of this special place between the summit and the sea.
The commons of Llŷn were originally under the ownership of the princes of Gwynedd. They have always been a vital part of the way of life in Llŷn. For centuries, they were the defining feature of the landscape.
Mynydd Anelog is in the western extremity of the peninsula, with only Mynydd Mawr (which you can drive to the top of) further out in the Irish Sea. Take in the views and find out if you can see Ireland.
Tywyn y Fach
Explore the dunes here and you’ll find they are rich in plant species such as spurges, sea holly and sea rocket. Continue along the path through the dunes and you’ll soon emerge onto a beautiful beach with superb views to the St Tudwal Islands.
This special place provides an abundance of flowering plants, especially bird’s-foot trefoil, which is the principal pollen source for the mason bee (Osmia xanthomelana), an endangered species that is dependent on this habitat.
Some species that live here are so highly specialised that without these dune habitats, they might well be driven to the point of extinction.
Cors Geirch is an internationally important wetland, a site of special scientific interest and a special area of conservation. Enjoy a walk at this beautiful reserve and get closer to nature.