Lleyn Peninsula Weekend – 29-31 March 2019

What a superb weekend, with warm sunny weather, great walks, fantastic views and good accommodation.

Various options were chosen by those able to get away on Friday morning, including a walk on the Glidders and  a bit of a scramble on Moel-y Gest before arriving at the bunk house in Abersoch. The Bunkhouse was part of a large three storied semi-detached town house with 3 bedrooms, kitchen , dinning room and comfortable sitting room.

On Saturday we did a 15 mile coastal path circular walk, starting at Abersoch and going south around the headland and then back across country. The path was well signposted and undulating, over the walk as a whole we gained 552m of elevation and, as we started and finished at sea level, also lost 552 m of elevation. The weather was very warm and sunny and there were spectacular views both out to sea and over the rest of the peninsular. On the beaches we found masses of dead jelly fish, some dinner plate size, which deterred any one from taking a paddle.  On returning to Abersoch we had time for a quick well earned drink/ ice cream before returning to the house for a group dinner.

From the cliff path on the Saturday we could see some very prominent hills further up the coast and these were our destination for the Sunday walk.  The weather was sunny but there was a brisk cold wind. The Yr Eifl (564m) walk started at the car park some way up the hill, so we had a bit of a head start. This area has lots of interest with ancient forts and settlements to investigate. Over the 41/2 mile walk we climbed 341 m to the top and were rewarded with fantastic 360 views of the peninsular.



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