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Walk the Wales Coast Path Porth Oer to Aberdaron

By Dave Roberts   

on September 25, 2016    No ratings yet.

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

Walk the Wales Coast Path Porth Oer to Aberdaron

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Route Summary:

Route Start Location:

13.69 km 621 m

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

Activivity Type: LDP, Strenuous Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


Check out the businesses nearby for more places to stay and drink.


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 :

Plenty on NT car park in Porth Oer (£4) or in Aberdaron. Can still be busy at peak periods.

Public Transport:

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Walk the Wales Coast Path Porth Oer to Aberdaron Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Walk the Wales Coast Path Porth Oer to Aberdaron

This Llyn Peninsula section of the Wales Coast Path from Porth Oer (Whistling Sands) to Aberdaron is the highlight of this section of the long distance path. A wonderful coastal walk awaits all the way to the end of the Llyn Peninsula and Mynydd Mawr, before turning left for Aberdaron.  While this leg is relatively short, there’s plenty of ascent and allow a short day to complete it. Strong walkers can complete the section easily on 4 hours with the remaining half day allows you to charter a boat to Ynys Enlli.

There are facilities at the NT car park at Porth Oer, as well as down in the beach cafe – which makes this an ideal stopping point on this section of the walk.

Aberdaron, however, is only 13km away with two pubs, a cafe, chippy and a village shop. The route is straightforward to follow as it’s well waymarked all along it’s route with the Wales Coastal Path makers.

This is a linear route, but on certain days of the week you can make use of the Bws Llyn in order to return from Aberdaron to Porth Oer. Failing that, add 4 km and an hour or so to return to the start via country lanes.

The Full Walking Route can be found on Walk the Wales Coast Path – Walk the Wales Coast Path Porth Oer to Aberdaron

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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