Llanbedrog walking trail

Walking trail

This walk through the woodland up to Mynydd Tir-y-Cwmwd headland will reward you with spectacular views of the peninsula and Cardigan Bay. Make sure you snap a photo with the famous Tin Man sculpture once at the top.

View towards Llanbedrog beach, Llŷn Peninsula




Llanbedrog beach National Trust car park grid ref. SH 33017 31530


On leaving the car park, cross the beach road and walk up towards Plas Glyn y Weddw.


Here you will enter the grounds of Wales' oldest art gallery - Plas Glyn y Weddw which was built in 1857. It was built for the widow of the Madryn estate to keep her art collection. Solomon Andrews purchased the Grade II listed building in 1896 and was the place where he constructed the tramway to link Llanbedrog and Pwllheli. You will notice the original tram opposite the mansion. Walk past the house and the outdoor theatre towards the beginning of the footpath through the woodland. The path is a gradual rise towards the headland of Mynydd-tir-y-Cwmwd


After climbing the final stone steps onto the heath plateau you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Cardigan bay and the mountains. The famous Tin Man sculpture is at the top of the heath-land looking down onto Llanbedrog beach and the bay. Once you have taken in the beautiful scenery, follow the path which circles the headland.


There are more fantastic views as you make your way around the headland. You will be able to see the St. Tudwal's islands and Abersoch.


After leaving the path you will come onto a track then a tarmac road then you need to turn right. You will now be in the upper part of Llanbedrog and will come down a hill past the church hall. Take another right back on to the beach road and return to the National Trust car park. If you're in need of refreshments, there is a cafe at the art gallery or there's the Glyn-y-Weddw pub back towards the main road.


Llanbedrog beach National Trust car park, grid ref. SH 33017 31530

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Llanbedrog walking trail

How to get here

Llanbedrog beach National Trust car park Llanbedrog LL53 7TT
By road

From Pwllheli, follow A499 to Llanbedrog and turn left by service station. Car park entrance is opposite Plas Glyn y Weddw.

Llanbedrog walking trail

Facilities and access

  • Car park
  • Public house
  • Art gallery