Abersoch Walk

June 19th, 2017

Wow! Are we having a heat-wave or what?! The whole of Britain (pretty much!) is enjoying temperatures into the 20s this week. It would almost be criminal not to head to the coast in this gorgeous weather so we thought we’d dig out one of our favourite coast walks – just along the Llyn Peninsula at Abersoch. Beautiful! That’s if you can bear to drag yourself off the sun-lounger…. who needs Spain eh?!

From wiki commons

Where:              Abersoch, Gwynedd

Distance:          Approx 5 miles

Difficulty:          Moderate

Start:                Beach car park, Lôn Golff, Abersoch (follow signs for Golf Club). Postcode for sat nav is LL53 7EF (approx)

Grid Ref:           SH 314 277

Maps:               OS Explorer 253: Lleyn Peninsula West

Directions:

1: If the tide allows, follow the lane from the car park down to the slipway, then turn right along the beach. Follow it for almost a mile until you pass some low wooden walls, then turn right off the beach at the second-to-last post towards a beach car park. (If tide is high then turn your back on the beach and bear left out of the car park along the lane to the Golf Club. Follow the signed bridleway across the golf course to the car park).

2: Go up the road then turn left along a lane for a signed path, which soon turns into a rough stone track and leads to a caravan site. Keep on the track as it heads inland and eventually emerges onto a lane by a house. Follow the signed path now behind the house and go over the stile into the field.

3: Walk along field edge then through gate near caravans. Go right along the drive and pass playground then turn steeply left. Soon turn right and walk along edge of field, passing house, and go over stile in field corner. Follow path through two fields and two stiles. The last stile brings you out onto a track.

4: Turn left for the coast path then soon leave the track to cross stile by Pant Farm. Walk along right edge, through gate and take the path to pass caravans. Head down the slope (covered in gorse) and go through gate, turning right on the path.

5: Don’t go through gate into car park, turn right instead for signed path. Don’t veer off this path, stay ahead to go through small gate and keep going along the lane. Opposite a cottage, go through the kissing-gate on right, signed for Porth Ceiriad. Bear right over the field then walk by fence to corner and through gates.

6: Follow the path uphill half left, beside fence, before heading over stile on left to walk between two fields. Turn right through gate and walk past farm, bearing half right past the house to find a gate (sometime overgrown) in the left corner. Follow path to stile, cross the field, go through old gate and turn left.

7: Walk along field edge, through gate and walk to another gate to go down drive to meet the lane. Turn right then just before the old chapel turn left along a narrow lane. Follow this lane for over ½ mile, keeping ahead at a junction to reach golf course, then ahead again to walk towards the beach. Turn left along it back to the start (or if tide is high, turn left along the golf course).

Points of Interest

1: Abersoch was once a tiny fishing village but is now one of the Llŷn Peninsula’s most popular holiday resorts.

2: Abersoch’s Golf Club is over 100 years old – it was founded in 1907. Golf Magazine recently named it as #17 in the top golf courses in Wales.

**Please note that these directions are for guidance only. The Oakeley Arms can accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use of this information. Always take a map with you and be prepared for the weather for turn. Do not venture out in bad weather and always take care with coastal tides.

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