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Carnguwch Church

Walk from Otter Cottage to the isolated 13th Century Carnguwch Church perched on an ancient mound above a small stone bridge on a bend the river. Absurdly anchient, romantic and deeply spiritual.
The treasurer of the friends of this abandoned church and the key holder lives at Pefras Uchaf farm you pass though his yard. Dick Pefras as he is known is very friendly and is happy to give you the key for the church and to point people to the standing stone in his field.

 

Tre’r Ceirie (The Town Of The Giants)

A short drive to the mountains behind Otter Cottage brings you to the start of a walk that takes you to the summit of Y Eifl, where you are doubly rewarded firstly with stunning views where sometimes on a clear day Ireland can be seen and then secondly one of Europe’s best preserved and truly impressive Iron age forts with substantial ramparts gateways and stone circle huts all remarkably intact.

 

The Beaches

When it comes to beaches visitors to the Lleyn are spoilt for choice all are sandy, the majority are within a 20 mins car journey the nearest is Abererch 3 miles distant.

The Peninsula’s south coast beaches are larger shallower warmer busier and include Black Rock Sands, Criccieth, Pwllheli, Llanbedrog, Abersoch, Hells mouth (a magnet for surfers) and Aberdaron, where seals are often seen basking.

The beaches on the north coast are smaller often hidden and require a walk, sandy and unspoilt, they are worth seeking out. They are our favourites and include Porth Oer (Whistling Sands), Tre Penllech, Porth Towyn and Porth Dinllaen the latter has truly magnificent views of the YrEifl Mountains rising 450m out of the sea and of course its famous pub the Ty Coch.

Half an hour inland, the gentle pastoral Lleyn will be but a memory, for now you are in the heart of of Snowdonia, there are many mountains to climb, but three that you must, Snowdon of course, but also quieter but no less dramatic Tryfan and our favourite Cnicht , the ‘Welsh Matterhorn’

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