North Wales Walk from Penrhyn Castle, Bangor

August 23rd, 2019

Combine history, heritage and a countryside stroll, with this lovely National Trust Walk, and discover the secrets of the Pennant family at Penrhyn Castle – one of North Wales’ finest country houses.

Where:              Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Gwynedd

Distance:          Approx 10 miles

Difficulty:          Moderate

Start:                Penrhyn Castle car park from the A5122 at Llandygai. Postcode for sat nav is LL57 4HN (approx)

Grid Ref:           SH 603 716

Maps:               OS Explorer 263: Anglesey East


1: Leave the car park and walk back down the drive to main entrance, through gate-house and to main road. Turn left then immediately left again towards school. Bend right with lane and walk down narrow lane between school and graveyard (on left). Continue to gate and emerge on main road, turn left.

2: Over bridge and continue carefully along road, past private entrance and eventually over bridge across railway line. Continue until you see sign for nature reserve pointing left, and take this lane and walk along it, crossing another railway bridge and continue for almost 1 mile to car park.

3: Bear right through car park to pick up footpath along beach (sometimes you’ll see a good path just above the beach). Now continue along the Wales Coast Path for almost 2 miles; passing overflow and track on right, and then a small bay.

4: Eventually, look out for track above the beach and join it, to pass farm and then reach car park. Bear right to follow lane away from the coast. Follow it under bridge and turn right at junction. Pass houses and continue, turning next left (signposted for Abergwyngregyn and Bangor).

5: Follow the pavement under the main road and at junction turn right, passing church on left and follow road as it bends left then right. Continue for just over half a mile (ignore first lane to left) to lane crossroads. Go straight across and continue along lane, eventually passing farm and stay with the lane, ignoring all roads to left and right.

6: Eventually meet drive coming from right near the A55 main road, stay ahead here and follow lane beside the main road. Pass bungalows then lane to right and continue as the road widens (walk on verge).

7: At junction (with Hendre Hall on left) turn right and across bridge over A55. Follow road as it bends left and at junction turn right through Tan-y-Lôn village. Continue to follow this road as it leads back over the railway bridge crossed earlier, along road to find gate on right. Go through and back up lane beside churchyard, through Llandygai village and re-trace steps back to start.

Points of Interest

1: Aber Falls are a short distance from the village of Abergwyngregyn and are one of the most popular waterfalls in North Wales.

2:  This walk uses some of the Wales Coast Path – it stretches all along the northern coast of Wales to the English border!

**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. The information quoted is correct at the time of writing. Always take a map with you and be prepared for the weather for turn. Do not venture out in bad weather.