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Pistyll views
Views from Pistyll | © Lily Usher

Pistyll circular walk

Explore an historic landscape rich in archaeology and wildlife.

Total steps: 8

Total steps: 8

Start point

Parking near National Trust signage, Pistyll. For satnav use LL53 6LR.

Step 1

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.

Pistyll start point
Beginning of Pistyll circular walk | © Alex Jones

Step 2

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.

Kissing gate at bottom of a field
Kissing gate at the bottom of a field | © National Trust

Step 3

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.

Kisisng gate next to farmhouse
Kissing gate next to farmhouse | © National Trust

Step 4

Follow the track to the left and cross the stile on the right. Continue upwards and pass through two more kissing gates.

Stile leading to Wales Coast Path
Stile leading to Wales Coast Path | © National Trust

Step 5

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.

Car park at the top of Nant Gwrtheyrn
Nant Gwrtheyrn top car park | © Natinal Trust

Step 6

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.

Step 7

Once you arrive a track, follow it downwards and continue to follow the coast path waymarkers.

Close-up of a cormorant
Close-up of a cormorant | © Mick Jones

Step 8

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
St. Beuno church | © National Trust

End point

Parking near National Trust signage, just off the main road.

Trail map

Pistyll trail map
Pistyll circular walk map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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