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Llyn Peninsula Walk
Carn Fadryn Hillfort from Garnfadryn

Region - Llyn Peninsula

County/Area - Gwynedd - Llyn Peninsula

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 1.5 miles / 2.4 km    Ascent - 600 feet / 182 metres

Time - 1 hours 20 minutes    Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference SH278345
Lat 52.880323 // Long -4.560452
Postcode LL53 8TG (approx. location only)
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Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Carn Fadryn Hillfort from Garnfadryn
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This short but energetic walk climbs from the village of Garnfadryn to the Iron Age hillfort of Carn Fadryn which lies in the centre of the Llŷn Peninsula northwest of Llanbedrog. Rising to 371 metres above sea level (1218 feet) the hill provides wide views across the surprisingly hilly peninsula. An evening walk to watch the sunset is particularly worthwhile but do allow time to descend the often-rocky path before darkness.

The start is the roadside parking area just west of the old chapel in Garnfadryn (grid ref. SH278345). After parking walk back past the chapel and turn left up a rising enclosed track with the slopes of Carn Fadryn rising ahead. At the end of the track pass through the gate and immediately turn right along the clear uphill path with the wall on your right. After 350 metres the path turns left away from the wall, steepens, and follows a winding path to the summit. The remains of the hill fort can be explored before taking in the panoramic view. To return, follow the route used in ascent.

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