Porth Colmon to Porth Widlin Wales Coastal Path Circular Walk

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7.3 km132 m

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Porth Colmon to Porth Widlin Wales Coastal Path Circular Walk Details

This short route starts off at Porth Colmon, a few kilometres south of Tudweiliog on the Wales Coastal Path, also the Llyn Coastal Path locally. There’s limited parking at Porth Colmon, so you will need to arrive early, minimise cars or park nearby and walk to the starting point.

1 Start off at Porth Colmon, following the coastal path behind the cottage towards Penrhyn Colmon.

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2 The coastal path continues, easy to follow but along a rugged and undulating coastline. The shore’s not easily reached along this section, and care needs to be taken along some of the narrower paths.

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3 At Porth Ty-Mawr there’s a footbridge that crosses a river and a waterfall that cascades onto the beach below. There are a couple of other streams that drain over the cliffs into the sea here, and have formed steep miniature v shaped valleys that the path has to clamber into.

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4 Finally, leave the coast at SH184 322, where the path crosses rural fields to join a country lane. The official Wales Coastal Path does continue along the headland of Penrhyn Mawr to Porth Oer, though this isn’t yet reflected on the Ordnance Survey maps.

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5 Turn left on the lane, ignoring the two right hand junctions, to arrive at the Llangwnnadl Chapel after a couple of kilometres. Turn left along this road, and Porth Colmon will be reached in about 1km.

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You can continue the route by following the Porth Colmon to Tudweiliog Coastal Path Circular Walk from the chapel in Llangwnnadl to make a day of it. If not, it’s well worth taking the path east to Traeth Penllech before leaving.

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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