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Exploring Morfa and Nant Bach

Views from Morfa and Nant Bach
Mountain views from Morfa and Nant Bach | © Alex Jones

For those who enjoy walking and the outdoors, Morfa and Nant Bach are the ideal locations for exploring Llŷn’s northern coastline. Rich in nature, history and awesome scenery, this part of the peninsula isn’t to be missed.

Cormorant drying its wings
Cormorant drying its wings | © Nick Upton

Coastal Birds 

The high sea stacks provide excellent nesting areas for shag and cormorant colonies. Catch them spreading their wings to dry their feathers and watch them dive underwater in search of a meal.  

The chough, masters of flight with their wonderful aerial displays can be seen swooping and diving along the coast path. The recent chough count on the peninsula in March 2022 recorded 254, meaning Llŷn has the highest number of nesting pairs in mainland Britain.  

Wildflowers 

Amongst the rich maritime grassland, flowers such as the blue squill can be seen in late spring. Sea thrift decorate the coast path in pink vibrant colours during the summer months and the gorse bushes bloom bright yellow flowers all year round. 

Picture Perfect 

From the mountains of Yr Eifl (The Rivals) to the spine of Snowdonia and across the sea to Anglesey, the views from Morfa and Nant Bach are not to be missed. The sea stacks of Ynys Fach and Ynys Fawr provide excellent photo opportunities against the dramatic backdrop of the old granite quarry in the hills.  

Sea stacks, Trefor
Iconic sea stacks near Morfa and Nant Bach | © Alex Jones

Walking trails 

From wandering the farmland to discovering the beauty of the Llŷn coastline, Morfa and Nant Bach is the perfect place for all those who love walking and nature. 

Quarrying  history

Dominating from above are the ruins of Yr Eifl granite quarry. Opened in 1830, it was once one of the largest granite quarries in the world. Granite from the quarry have paved city streets such as Liverpool and Manchester and even used for the curling stones in the Olympic games. Quarrymen from all over the UK came to live and work here. 

Two visitors exploring the garden in spring at Quarry Bank, Cheshire

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