Plas yn Rhiw and Rhiw village walk

Walking trail

A relatively short but quite challenging walk with fantastic coastal views and interesting history. Head up through coastal woodland to the village of Rhiw, skirting around the base of the mountain and back down to Plas yn Rhiw along country lanes.

Please note

If you would like to explore the gardens at Plas yn Rhiw you will need to book ahead of your visit. Tickets are released every Friday and you will need to book by 3pm the day before your visit.

Looking across Hell's Mouth Bay and Porth Neigwl towards Cilan in the distance

Map

Map with numbered walking route for walk at Plas yn Rhiw, Gwynedd

Start:

Car park at Plas yn Rhiw, grid ref: SH237282

1

Turn left from Plas yn Rhiw car park, up the steep road towards Rhiw, looking out for the second blue Coast Path sign on your left.

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Sweeping bay of Porth Neigwl with some green grass in the foreground and calm blue sea and sky

2

Go through the black kissing gate on your left following the Coast Path sign leading you into a field.

3

Follow the coast path signs leading you through a recently planted area of native trees and down towards Garth Woods which you’ll see ahead of you.

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Wood pasture leading to small woodland at Coed Gath near Plas yn Rhiw, Gwynedd

4

Cross the wooden bridge into the woodland, following the trail which climbs up the slope.

5

A kissing gate leads you out of the woodland, go through this gate and turn right to continue following the coast path signs up the steep slope. At the next coast path sign turn right following the stone wall up the slope.

6

As the slope begins to level off turn right following a ‘circular walk’ and up past Pant, a National Trust holiday cottage.

Exterior of Pant Rhiw Cottage, Pwllheli, Gwynedd

7

Continue up the hill leading you through two separate gates and into the village of Rhiw.

8

On re-joining the road turn left, walking a short distance past Capel Nebo on your left and up to the crossroads in the middle of the village.

9

Turn right at the crossroads following the sign for Sarn 3 ½ miles.

10

Follow this road past a row of houses, the old school and village hall on your left up to a junction on a corner, turning right at the blue sign which reads ‘Unsuitable for wide vehicles’

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11

Follow this road for about 600 meters, until you reach St Aelrhiws church. Turn right at the junction below the church with a red post box on it.

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12

Follow the winding road down, back into the trees, past the tea-room and towards Plas yn Rhiw. Continue down the road to the junction and turn left to return to the car park. Please take care when crossing the main road.

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The House at Plas yn Rhiw, Llyn Peninsula

End:

Car park at Plas yn Rhiw, grid ref: SH237282

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Plas yn Rhiw and Rhiw village walk

Terrain

The route begins by following a section of the Wales Coast Path through wooded pasture, along grassy footpath of uneven ground, which can get muddy with some steep sections. You will cross over a wooden footbridge and pass through several kissing gates. 

The rest of the route follows country lanes with tarmac and also involves crossing a busier road  at several points. Please be aware of traffic. 

Plas yn Rhiw and Rhiw village walk

How to get here

Address
Car park at Plas yn Rhiw, grid ref: SH237282
By road

Take the B4413 from Pwllheli towards Aberdaron, following brown signs for Plas yn Rhiw. 

Plas yn Rhiw is located approximatley 8 miles before reaching Aberdaron, on the right. The main car park is located on the left (part way up a hill) with accessible parking on the next right turn for Plas yn Rhiw. 

Plas yn Rhiw and Rhiw village walk

Facilities and access

  • Car park at Plas yn Rhiw
  • Toilets at Plas yn Rhiw