4 to 13 nights
36 to 113 mls (km)
North Wales
Moderate to Challenging
Mar to Oct

Walking Around the Unspoilt Edge of Wales

  • Gaze out from the ramparts of Caernarfon Castle over the Menai Strait to the east
  • Take a ferry crossing over to Bardsey Island 'Isle of 20,000 saints' an old pilgrimage site
  • Visit Tŷ Coch Inn, picturesque pub at the edge of the beach in Porth Dinllaen
  • Bangor Pier, a classic Edwardian seaside pier
  • Observe the thriving wildlife population that call the many wild natural habitats on this route home
  • Menai Strait, home of the Menai suspension bridge (built by Thomas Telford)
  • The atmospheric valley of Nant Gwrtheryn
📷Traditional Welsh chapel on the Coastal Path Chapel-Llyn-Coastal-Path

Walking The Llŷn Coast Path (or Lleyn/Llyn Coastal Path)

The trail is sourced from an ancient pilgrim route, tracing the spiritual journey taken in early centuries by pilgrims from Bangor. Along the coast of the Llŷn Peninsula to Aberdaron they waited, the final leg of the journey the treacherous crossing to Bardsey Island, ‘The Isle of 20,000 saints’.

The 110 mile (180km) Llŷn Peninsula coastal path can be walked in a week without too much exertion and you'll find a great variety within: seashores, (small) mountain tops, sand dunes, cliffs, unspoiled Welsh-speaking villages and popular seaside towns.

Hiking Holidays: Lleyn Peninsula

Your walking holiday begins at either Bangor or Caernarfon on the Menai Strait and heads out about as far west as the Welsh mainland can take you. At Aberdaron, the trail returns along the southern coastline of sandy Cardigan Bay to Porthmadog. The Llŷn Coastal Path is not entirely a coastal walk, inland hills ascend with stunning views in all directions - west to the Irish coast, east to Snowdonia, north to Anglesey and south to Ynys Enlli, with a magical view of the holy island of Bardsey.

The walk features a fascinating amount of history found in few other places in Britain: 12th century coastal castles of Edward I at Caernarfon and Criccieth, Britain’s largest Iron age hill forts, notwithstanding the many unusual 6th century Celtic churches along the trail.

At Llanystumdwy, you can visit the birthplace of Lloyd George, Prime Minister of Britain during WW1 and at nearby Tremadoc, the birthplace of T. E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia.

There is also the option of taking a steam train between Porthmadog and Caernarfon, find out more here www.festrail.co.uk

For more information or advice on walking the Llŷn Coastal Coast Path, please call our walk team who will be more than delighted to help you with your holiday.
Celtic Trails is Wales’ most experienced walking holiday company with over 26 years' service providing bespoke walking holidays for clients who appreciate high standards of organisation and value.

Map of our Llŷn Coastal Path Walking Holiday route
Our route takes you around the peninsula from Bangor to Porthmadog

Path Walkthrough

Walkers can expect coastal ambles in truly unspoilt and often remote stretches of shoreline. The pristine nature of the coast is no small way due to the areas protected status, with numerous bodies overseeing the upkeep of the area as an important cultural place and site of natural conservation and scientific research. However, the preserved nature of the routes often means the going underfoot is fairly uneven as you make your way towards the tip of the peninsula, with rocky, heather-clad slopes.

Wooded shores and boardwalk, running parallel to the strait begin the Wales Coast Path route around the peninsula. The majority of the route could be considered one of the more 'coastal' of the Wales' coastal paths, but where the route does run inland you still have a fantastic view of the sea from the open farmland and valleys.

Our Llŷn Coastal Path Itineraries

  • Bangor to Porthmadog
    Distance: 112.5 miles (181km)
    13 Nights, 12 Days
    from £1705 pp
    Bangor to Porthmadog
        13 nights, 12 days
    Ref: LCP1
    Grade: Classic
    10 Nights, 9 Days
    from £1290 pp
    Bangor to Porthmadog
        10 nights, 9 days
    Ref: LCP2
    Grade: Classic
  • Caernarfon to Porthmadog
    Distance: 100 miles (160.5km)
    12 Nights, 11 Days
    from £1580 pp
    Caernarfon to Porthmadog
        12 nights, 11 days
    Ref: LCP1a
    Grade: Classic
    9 Nights, 8 Days
    from £1165 pp
    Caernarfon to Porthmadog
        9 nights, 8 days
    Ref: LCP2a
    Grade: Classic
  • Trefor to Aberdaron
    Distance: 36 miles (57.5km)
    5 Nights, 4 Days
    from £665 pp
    Trefor to Aberdaron
        5 nights, 4 days
    Ref: LCP4
    Grade: Classic
    4 Nights, 3 Days
    from £575 pp
    Trefor to Aberdaron
        4 nights, 3 days
    Ref: LCP5
    Grade: Classic
  • Aberdaron to Porthmadog
    Distance: 47 miles (75.5km)
    6 Nights, 5 Days
    from £820 pp
    Aberdaron to Porthmadog
        6 nights, 5 days
    Ref: LCP6
    Grade: Classic
    5 Nights, 4 Days
    from £625 pp
    Aberdaron to Porthmadog
        5 nights, 4 days
    Ref: LCP7
    Grade: Classic
    • Good standard accommodation at a mixture of guesthouses, farmhouses, local inns and B&Bs with en-suite or private facilities wherever possible
    • Breakfast
    • Luggage transfers
    • Personal transfer between accommodation and path that form a part of our standard package
    • Route planning
    • Walk pack including Trail Guide and mapping, itinerary, accommodation directions and route notes, lunch and dinner information, restaurant recommendations and holiday planning details

    You choose which day you would like your holiday to start on. We will book your holiday in accordance with your requirements.

    Our Llŷn Coastal Path holidays are available to walk March to October.

    Low pressure weather systems from the Irish sea typically hit the coast of Wales first, and as such rain can occur at any time of the year. It's always worth taking a spare pair of clothes and waterproofs in your day pack.

    We would advise travelling between March and October, you'll get the best of the daylight hours.


    A Railway station is located in Bangor. There are frequent trains from London to Bangor.

    They take approximately 3.5 hours.

    Porthmadog to Conwy Porthmadog - Blaenau Ffestiniog
    Ffestiniog Railway www.festrail.co.uk

    Blaenau Ffestiniog - to Llandudno Junction www.nationalrail.co.uk


    Bangor to Caernarfon - prices available upon request.

    Aberdaron to Bangor - prices available upon request.

    Porthmadog to Bangor - prices available upon request.

    Airport Transfers:

    Manchester Airport to Caernarfon - prices available upon request.

    Manchester Airport to Bangor - prices available upon request.

    If you wish to upgrade your overnight accommodation on occasion, we will be happy to arrange this wherever availability allows – prices to be advised. Looking for different mileages or a different number of nights? Please contact us to discuss how our itineraries can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Call one of our helpful team on +44 (0)1291 689774 or e-mail us here.

    Llŷn Coastal Path Client Reviews

    4.8/5 based on 48 reviews
    Excellent, well detailed and organised. Accommodations very comfortable and food plentiful and delicious
    - May 2024
    A very well organised and professional service was provided by Celtic Trails throughout the whole of our experience. Excellent accommodation and food.
    - April 2024
    An efficient service that worked well
    - April 2024
    Celtic Trails do all the planning and arranging of our trip & then give us all the information we need...All we have to do is enjoy the walk!
    - September 2023
    A well organised walking trip, the accommodations were also very good.
    - August 2023
    Celtic Trails took all the logistics and hassle of planning our walk, so that we could focus on enjoying our trip.
    - July 2023
    My walk around the Llyn Peninsula was a real challenging adventure and I loved it. Thank you Celtic Trails for being so helpful.
    - June 2023
    ersonalized service and attention to detail. Celtic Trails takes the time to ask questions about what you are looking for in a walking trip and makes recommendations accordingly. Nathan has helped to lead us to some paths we hadn't considered, and we were pleased with our discoveries! We were well looked after and the walk packs are excellent.
    - June 2023
    Celtic Trail are thorough. We would recommend. We enjoy doing long linear walks because they give a real sense of achievement, especially when you look at the map afterwards and feel you've "conquered" that route.
    - October 2022
    I would recommend Celtic Trails. Very efficient. The Llyn is a beautiful area to walk. Much quieter than other paths.
    - September 2022
    I had a fantastic time walking the Wales Coast Path with Celtic Trails. With all the planning they did, I was simply able to walk and not worry about the details.
    - September 2022
    The staff at Celtic Trails were a pleasure to communicate with. Our walk was extremely well organised and very enjoyable. We enjoy the physical challenge and exertion of a long distance walk, as well as the routine of it. The Llyn Peninsula offers a v
    - September 2022
    Celtic Trails made the planning and organising of the walk very easy.
    - July 2022
    Celtic Trails takes the hassle out of arranging back to back different accommodation and transfers. An excellent experience overall - would recommend. Anglesey next.
    - June 2022
    All the organisation went smoothly. Celtic Trails takes all the hassle out of walking on each day. This holiday made us happy because we spent 12 days together enjoying lovely scenery, weather and walking.
    - May 2022
    Celtic Trails were very approachable and flexible. Flowers and the landscape along the walk were stunning.
    - May 2022
    Celtic Trails were professional, but friendly at the same time. I feel refreshed, both mentally and physically after my walk.
    - April 2022
    Celtic Trails were very efficient and supportive. Overall, we really enjoyed the contrast of the dramatic north and softer south, wildlife, including seals and choughs, and the wonderfully quiet finish along Black Rock sands and Morfa Bychan. Also enjoy
    - April 2022
    Celtic Trails were very good. It felt good doing another section of the Welsh Coastal Path.
    - October 2021
    Celtic Trails provide an opportunity to walk a long distance coastal path independently, but with support in terms of accommodation and luggage transfers etc. This holiday had a positive impact on our health and well-being, with a sense of achievement at the end, especially as there were some challenging parts. Overall, an excellent experience. We intend to continue with other parts of the Wales Coast Path.
    - September 2021
    I would recommend Celtic Trails to a friend. Efficient, friendly staff. Good communication. The Llyn involved some read walking but clifftops and headland walking was stunning. Very varied views and terrain. As usual, walking for hours with no other distractions, just relaxing with a great sense of satisfaction on completion of each stage. Each day was different - woodland, beaches, quarries, fields. The weather was warm and sunny, which made it even better. A fantastic walk!
    - September 2021
    I would describe Celtic Trails as peace of mind. This walk really helped as we were stressed when we embarked on the trip.
    - September 2021
    Celtic Trails are always seamless. All we have to do is walk, everything else is taken care of. The Llyn Peninsula is extremely remote in place, but the landscape, solitude and wildlife were superb.
    - August 2021
    Lovely accommodation. This holiday was excellent for my health.
    - September 2019
    We would recommend Celtic Trails to a friend.
    - July 2019
    This was a very enjoyable walk, with flawless organisation and a very professional walk pack.
    - July 2019
    Celtic Trails were very professional, organised and thorough.Appreciated the prompt replies to e-mails. We always choose 'out of they way' places - they provide a chance to mix with the locals and enjoy regional food. It was a chance to get away from responsibilities.
    - June 2019
    We love long distance walking holidays and this was on the best we've done. The landscape of the Llyn Peninsula was wonderful and we met friendly and hospitable people everywhere we stayed on the trail. Our first time in Wales - we'll be back.
    - June 2019
    Good choice of B&Bs and luggage transfer. Would recommend Celtic Trails to a friend.
    - June 2019
    We wouldn't even consider using another company - Celtic Trails provides worry free travel. This is our third trip over to Wales and WE LOVE WALES!
    - June 2019
    Celtic Trails are much better than any other company; very reliable, friendly and competent service. We have never felt better! This walk is part of our plan and hope to walk the whole coastal path.
    - May 2019
    Celtic Trails were better than other companies - helpful and informative. Came home more relaxed and refreshed.
    - May 2019
    I would recommend Celtic Trails to a friend - they were excellent; well organised and good accommodation.
    - April 2019
    An enjoyable holiday where everything organised by you went smoothly. You even managed good weather for us :-)
    - September 2018
    Thank you Nathan and Penny for your emails - service was excellent. I am not ready to go home. The beauty of your country is soul nourishing and sometimes the silence in the hills is so pure. SO much of R.S. Thomas' poetry was alive for me.
    - September 2018
    Celtic Trails compares very well with other companies. What we most enjoyed about this walk was the scenery, good daily mileages and accommodations were in good locations.
    - August 2018
    Celtic Trails is our favourite! We found you 17 years ago when searching the internet for an Offa's Dyke walking holiday. You met our expectations again.
    - June 2018
    This was a stunning walk! The trail was remarkably quiet; we only encountered 4 other walkers - this was fabulous. In retrospect, we wish we'd upgraded our accommodations but we weren't aware it was an option.
    - May 2018
    We have walked with you before and we would walk with you again.
    - May 2018
    Celtic Trails is a happy find for us.
    - March 2018
    "Dear all, a very special thank you for arranging a great week of walking. A special thank you to Nathan on your hard work, I will be back for another walk in Pembrokeshire soon. Please carry on with the very good work, proud to be a customer of Celtic Trails."
    - August 2017
    "It was an excellent holiday. Northern Wales was spectacular, we will recommend this area to anyone. Nathan was fantastic! He gave great advice and always got back to us promptly. Thank you so much for everything. So great!"
    - July 2017
    "Dear Anne, thank you so very much for the great organisation of our trip. Accommodation and food were fantastic, landscape and weather as well."
    - July 2014
    "Overall, I am extremely pleased with out experience with Celtic Trails! Even before our trip, e-mails were responded to quickly. I was also so impressed with the friendliness of all the people we met. They were always willing to share information and give directions."
    - May 2014
    "Beautiful and varied scenery, friendly very helpful people, the baby lambs!  I am extremely pleased with our experience with Celtic Trails. Even before our trip, emails were responded to quickly and efficiently and I was also impressed with the friendliness of all the people there."
    - May 2014
    "Great walk with variety of terrain, some wonderful scenery, good food and  accommodation."
    - May 2014
    "Dear Anne, thank you so much for your great support to make a superb holiday. Combination of Coastal walking and days in Capel Curig was a brilliant experience ( nb. also walking in  Snowdonia  - Celtic Trails). Friendly Welsh people, fantastic nature. Many thanks for your organisation."
    - April 2014
    "Overall a great and unforgettable experience. The changing scenery, the sea, the birds; I saw some dolphins beneath Nant Gwrtheyrn and behind Whistling Sands was met by a badger mother carrying it’s own little one in its mouth. Everywhere I found kind and helpful people – I even met an elderly lady who had also walked a lot with Celtic Trails! Thank you for organising a very enjoyable holiday."
    - August 2012
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