Plas yn Rhiw countryside walk

Walking trail

From a Neolithic burial chamber to newly planted saplings and a recently made pond, this walk offers a look at the old and the new in the countryside around the small manor house Plas yn Rhiw.

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


Plas yn Rhiw countryside walk


Car park at Plas yn Rhiw, grid ref: SH237282


From the bottom car park cross the road and follow the footpath heading towards Plas yn Rhiw. Above the tea-room you’ll need to take the road leading up the hill to the right.

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Plas yn Rhiw house, Llŷn Peninsula


At the sharp bend in the road take the road leading to your left. Continue until you get to the junction at Aelrhiw church and take a right. Along this road you can enjoy fantastic views of Cardigan Bay.

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Carry on along the road until you reach a single track road leading to your right. Follow the track down until it levels off where you will pass a beautiful white stone cottage on your left called Tan yr Ardd. From here you’ll see the small cottage of Fron Deg up on your left; take care when using the step stile in the stone wall.

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Fron Deg near Plas yn Rhiw, Llyn Peninsula


Continue back down following the stone wall to the pathway leading to your left. Look out for the cottagers' pig sty built into the slope on your right. This is one of only three of this kind in Wales and is a listed building.

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Fron Deg pig sty


Follow the waymarkers through recently felled coniferous plantation. Before you go down the slope into the middle of the forest, bear right and look out for the old Baptist well. It's on the pilgrims' route to Bardsey Island.

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Baptist well on the pilgrims' route to Bardsey Island


Go through the gate and take care on slope down as it can be slippery in places. Bear right at the bottom of the slope and in about 200m turn left onto the path that runs along the stone wall, this leads to the wildlife pond.

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Wildlife pond


Return to the main track and walk on until you reach the road. Go straight over the crossroads and follow the old road, replaced because of erosion by the sea. When you re-join the road, cross straight over and follow the footpath back to the Plas yn Rhiw car park, where you began.

Views towards Cardigan Bay


Car park at Plas yn Rhiw, ref: SH237282

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Plas yn Rhiw countryside walk


Mixture of gravel, grass, soil and tarmac surfaces. Fair amount of moderately steep slopes. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Plas yn Rhiw countryside walk

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Plas yn Rhiw countryside walk

How to get here

Rhiw, Pwllheli, Gwynedd
By train

Station at Pwllheli, 10 miles (16km), see Traveline-Cymru website for details

By road

Take the A499 Pwllheli to Llanbedrog then follow signs to Plas yn Rhiw from the B4413

By bus

Pwllheli - Aberdaron route, see Traveline-Cymru website for details

By bicycle

NCN Route 43 goes within 3 miles (4.8km) of Plas yn Rhiw, see Sustrans website for details

Plas yn Rhiw countryside walk

Facilities and access

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