Circular Route on the Wales Coast Path – Trwyn-y-tal from Trefor.

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4.28 km 106 m

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Circular Route on the Wales Coast Path – Trwyn-y-tal from Trefor. Details

Trefor is a small village, hidden away from the main road and conveniently on the Wales Coast Path. This is an easy circular walk that provdes a cameo for the walks further down the peninsula, with spectacular cliffs and views all the way along Trwn-y-tal.

1 The walk starts at the free car park at the shore in Trefor, with a walk to the end of the breakwater providing a view back to the beach as well as across to Gyrn Goch and up along Yr Eifl. The wooden pier at the end of the breakwater has seen better days, and is fenced off as it’s too dangerous, and its days are certainly numbered.

2 Follow the top of the breakwater and turn right along the coastal path. You soon reach signs for the National Trust property of Morfa. Cross the stile and zigzag to the top of the grassy hill. Be careful, as the route immediately follows the tops of the cliffs.

3 The next section may be relatively short, but is surely one of the best sections of coastal path this side of Yr Eifl. First pass the stack of Ynys Bach, and then the jagged pinnacles of Ynys Fawr, providing a spectacular scene with the sheer cliffs of Trwyn y Gorlech plummeting nearly 250 metres into the sea in the background.

4 The path soon ends, where there’s a path to the beach. If the tidal conditions permit, you can explore further along the beach – but there is no way through to Nant Gwytheyrn along the coast! The idyllically situated cottage of West End to your right marks te route of the Wales Coast Path, but we leave it at this point as we turn left, and inland instead.

5 The path follows a good farm track for around 800m, before passing through a gate and along a tarmac track, to emerge at a coach companie’s premises. There’s the local pub here as well, Tafarn y Twr  – which is easy to miss from this angle, and we failed to see it.

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6 Turn left here, along the track, which becomes a path after a short while, before rejoining the coastal path at the stile into Morfa mentioned in 2 above. Turn right here to retrace your steps to the beginning of the walk.

Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader.
Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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