Total steps: 8
Total steps: 8
Parking near National Trust signage, Pistyll. For satnav use LL53 6LR.
From the parking point, head through the kissing gate near the National Trust sign. Follow the path up the small slope before passing through a metal kissing gate on your left. Follow the stone wall on the right-hand side of the field.
Continue following the path, passing through a series of kissing gates until you reach a large, open field. Head downhill and pass through the gate in the centre of the field. Follow the fence on the left towards the farm.
Pass through the kissing gate on the right, bear left and go through another gate. Cross the track and go through a wooden kissing gate, heading towards the top right-hand corner.
Follow the track to the left and cross the stile on the right. Continue upwards and pass through two more kissing gates.
Here you’ll be able to enjoy panoramic views of Llŷn, which will include the bay of Porthdinllaen, the St. Tudwal islands near Abersoch, Mynydd Rhiw and Garnfadryn. On clear days you will be able to see down the Cardigan coast, Ynys Môn (Anglesey) and sometimes Ireland can be in view.
Go through the metal gate and head towards the cottage in front of you. Keeping to the left of the stone wall, proceed through another gate and continue walking with the fence on your left. You’ll reach the foothills of Yr Eifl mountain range and a car park. Follow the tarmac road down the valley towards the village of Nant Gwrtheyrn.
Views of the valley
Marvel in the landscape of the Gwrtheyrn valley. Here you will be able to see many architectural landmarks from old quarries to miners’ cottages. High above you is Yr Eifl mountain range where you’ll see the northern hill of Garn Fôr has been sculpted by man after the quarry opened in the 1840s. Keep an eye out for the unique mountain goats- a breed only found here in this part of the world.
You are now at the National Welsh Language and Heritage Centre of Nant Gwrtheyrn. Proceed to follow the road down towards the beach and follow the coast path waymarkers on your left. From here you will walk above Porth y Nant beach, through a small woodland and across a little brook.
As the industrial era took hold, cities around the UK were developing and the demand for granite also grew. From the 1850s to the 1930s, Nant Gwrtheyrn was a successful quarrying village with around 200 habitants located there at the turn of the 20th century. Following the quarry’s closure after the Second World War broke out the community dispersed, leaving the village derelict for years. Today, Nant Gwrtheyrn is a Welsh Language and Heritage Centre, attracting thousands of visitors each year. Take the opportunity to visit the buildings and soak up their fascinating displays about local and national history. You can also relax and enjoy refreshments along with great views across the Irish Sea at Caffi Meinir.
Once you arrive a track, follow it downwards and continue to follow the coast path waymarkers.
Carreg y Llam
Carreg y Llam is one of North Wales' most significant seabird breeding grounds. With their height of more than 100 metres, the ledges provide as an ideal breeding ground for a vast colony of seabirds, including kittiwakes, guillemots, and razorbills. You might even be lucky enough to spot a chough or two and some red kites along your way back.
Continue to follow the way markers until you reach St. Beuno church in Pistyll, then walk up the tarmac road to where you started.
St. Beuno church
Located in a peaceful hollow is the Grade I listed church of St. Beuno. Believed to be built in the 12th century, medieval pilgrims would rest here before continuing their arduous journey to Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island) The spirit of Celtic Christianity is still very much alive within the walls of the church.
Parking near National Trust signage, just off the main road.
Near Nature's Point, Pistyll, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 6LR
From Pwllheli- At Ala Road roundabout take the 2nd exit onto A497 and continue for 5 miles. At Bryncynan roundabout take 3rd exit towards Nefyn (B4417) continue for a mile, then head straight over the roundabout and follow the road to Pistyll. Turn left when you see signs for Nature's point and St. Beuno's church.
Limited parking spaces available.
Explore an historic landscape rich in archaeology and wildlife on Llŷn’s northern coast. | Tirwedd hanesyddol sy’n gyforiog o archeoleg a bywyd gwyllt ar arfordir gogleddol Llŷn.
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.