Total steps: 4
Total steps: 4
Mynydd Mawr lower parking, Uwchmynydd.
Follow the tarmac road up to the top of Mynydd Mawr until you reach the Coastguard hut at the top. Take in panoramic views of Ynys Enlli (Bardsey) Llŷn and Eryri, and on clear days the hills of Preseli in Pembrokeshire and Wicklow, Ireland.
Continue down the tarmac path and down the steps until you reach a concrete section.
During World War II, Mynydd Mawr was part of of a signal station that defended against invasion. Buildings such as an army guardhouse and gun emplacements once stood here and around 70 RAF personnel were also housed here.
From here you will see a white signpost marked with the Wales Coast Path logo directing you to go to the left. Continue along this path and take in views of Ynys Enlli and the dramatic cliffs.
This area of Llŷn is well known for choughs. Listen out for their distinctive sounds and look out for their impressive aerial displays of diving and swooping.
After the descent, at the valley between trwyn Maen Melyn and Mynydd y Gwyddel, there will be a Wales Coast Path signpost directing you towards the right. Rather than following the path, turn left and continue up the hill at Maen Melyn and follow the small brook back inland. Continue until you see the tarmac road and head left back to the lower car park.
The headland of Braich y Pwll is the only recorded place in mainland Britain where the spotted rock rose grows. Recognised by its bright yellow colour and dark spots, flowering between June and August, and only once in its lifetime, shedding its petals within a few hours of blooming.
Mynydd Mawr lower parking, Uwchmynydd
Free, limited parking at the foot of Mynydd Mawr.
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.
Walk the coastal path at Mynydd Mawr and Braich y Pwll near Aberdaron, with views overlooking Bardsey Island and the Llŷn Peninsula. | Cerddwch ar hyd llwybr yr arfordir ym Mynydd Mawr a Braich y Pwll ger Aberdaron, gyda golygfeydd yn edrych dros Ynys Enlli a Phen Llŷn.