Exploring Morfa and Nant Bach
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here in Llŷn we’ve got a range of walks to please you and your four-legged companion, from the beautiful Porthdinllaen to the rugged coastline of Porthor.
A picture-perfect fishing village perched on a beautiful stretch of sandy beach, Porthdinllaen has a rich history, and spectacular views and wildlife abound.