Walk at Porthoer and the Whistling Sands

By Dave Roberts   

on September 19, 2012    No ratings yet.

Walk at Porthoer and the Whistling Sands

Further Details

Route Summary:

3.16 km 90 m

Activivity Type: Trail or Fell Runs, Very Easy Walk

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

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Recommended Maps

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


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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Walk at Porthoer and the Whistling Sands Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Walk at Porthoer and the Whistling Sands

This is a very easy ramble above the sandy cove of Porth Oer (sometimes called Whistling Sands, though we stick to what’s labelled on the OS map). Great for getting a leg stretch in while at the beach and keep everyone happy.

The Route

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If you are going to visit, make it the off season. Compare these two images and guess which one’s the Bank Holiday!

© Copyright Colin Park and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

© Copyright Judith Mairants and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.


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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