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Porth Dinllaen from Morfa Nefyn Walk

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km

Ascent - 300 feet / 91 metres

Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference SH282408
Lat 52.9370270 + Long -4.5578471
Postcode LL53 6BY (approx. location only)

This Llŷn Peninsula walk from Morfa Nefyn explores a section of the North Wales Coast Path around the headland of Trwyn Porth Dinllaen. The route offers easy walking and fine views with the opportunity to visit Tŷ Coch pub behind the beach of Porth Dinllaen.

The start is the large National Trust car park behind the beach at Morfa Nefyn (grid ref. SH282408). Note that there are public toilets at the far end from the entrance. After parking return to the exit and turn right along the road (Lon Golff) and continue to the Golf Course Club entrance. Just before the club house, turn left and follow the footpath across the right-hand edge of fields south to reach a track after 600 metres (grid ref. SH278404).

Turn right along the track to Porth Dinllaen farm and the adjacent caravan site. Just past a pond on the left, turn right along a track and continue past the caravans on your left to pass between fields to reach the golf course. Before reaching the course, turn left and follow the path along the right-hand edge of the field. Continue ahead into another field and follow the track down to the sea keeping the field boundary on your right. Reaching a footbridge (on your left) at Aber Geirch, turn right to join the waymarked Wales Coast Path (grid ref. SH267405).

An initial climb leads through a metal kissing gate from where you follow the cliff top path with the golf course to your right. Notices warn you about taking care on this section. The path is easy to follow with white topped posts marking the route. As you make progress the headland of Trwyn Porth Dinllaen comes into view with Yr Eifl the highest hill ahead. The path skirts Borth Wen beach before passing beside a fairway. The path then climbs around a rocky inlet to run parallel to a track on your right. A short climb brings you to the National Coastwatch observation point.

Continue following the path nearest the sea with a view across the bay opening up ahead. Pass in front of the lifeboat station where the path drops down to the sea. The path is rocky in places and there are several paths off to the right. Keep straight ahead to reach the row of cottages at Porth Dinllaen which includes the Tŷ Coch pub. Just past the pub, turn right up a concrete track. Reaching a T-junction turn left following the fingerpost for the Wales Coast Path. The track is the one passed earlier and should be followed through the golf course to reach the club house. Go through the imposing gates and follow the road back to the start.

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