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Dinas Dinlle Hill Fort Easy Walk

By Dave Roberts   

on January 5, 2013    No ratings yet.

Posted as a walk in – Europe, Llyn Peninsula, Wales, Wales Coast Path

Dinas Dinlle Hill Fort Easy Walk

Further Details

Route Summary:

Route Start Location:

Distance
Ascent
Time
1.15 km 18 m

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Very Easy Walk

Summits and Places on this Route

Facilities

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 Hazards

Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Parking :

Public Transport:

Traveline for UK Public Transport

Recommended Maps

Landranger 123 Lleyn Peninsula Map 
Explorer 253 Lleyn Peninsula West
Explorer 254 Lleyn Peninsula East

Guidebooks

Llyn Peninsula – Circular Walks Along the Wales Coast Path, Llyn Peninsula: Wales Coast Path Official Guide (Bangor to Porthmadog), Walks on the Lleyn Peninsula

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Dinas Dinlle Hill Fort Easy Walk Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Dinas Dinlle Hill Fort Easy Walk

This is an easy walk up to the ancient fort at Dinas Dinlle and along the ramparts.

The Route

You can start at any point on the beach, and if you start at the far end where the road turns right for the airport then you can add about 3km to the distance.

Park in one of the first car parks, there’s usually plenty of room unless it’s the middle of summer.

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There’s an easy path along the seawall that leads past the chippy at the end.

Behind the chippy, there’s a gate and an easy path up to the fort that has been constructed from grippy wood. While there is a path directly up, its best you take the constructed path to avoid erosion of the historic monument.

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Keep left rather than climbing directly to the highest point, following the line of the ramparts and dropping down slightly to cross the entrance.

Continue along the ramparts until you reach the fence and the cliffs. The cliffs cross the line of the fort, which has been diminished in size by the sea in the millennia since being built.

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While only 30m high, there are excellent views towards Ynys Llanddwyn and Mynydd y Twr on Anglesey; Yr Eifl down along the Llyn and of course the backdrop of Eryri behind you.

Well worth popping into Bwyty Lleu for a cuppa or something more substantial afterwards!

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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