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Tudwelliog to Porth Dinllean [6.7 miles]

The Maps

The Route

The Walk

This was to be a much shorter and easier walk than the one we completed on Saturday.

We walked from our holiday location at Porth Dinllaen into Morfa Nefyn and caught the #8 bus to Tudwelliog - we were the only occupants. Once we had arrived at Tudwelliog we set off along the footpath near the bus stop to the coast itself and arrived at the deserted bay of Porth Towyn.

Porth Towyn Bay
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Small bay to the east of Porth Towyn

The coastal path here is much flatter and quite easy to walk and we started off with a pleasant breeze cooling us as we went.

We approached the waterfall near Mynachdy and had to negotiate a few stepping stones to keep our feet dry.

Best foot forward Geri!

The waterfall at Mynachdy

We stopped for coffee near Penrhyn Cwmistir having spotted about 6 seals basking on the rocks offshore. Once we settled down it became apparent that there were quite a few more and eventually we counted 16 of them.

Seals near Penrhyn Cwmistir

We were approaching the Nefyn District golf course which stretches right out to the former coastguard station on the tip of the Porth Dinllean peninsula. Just before we made that final climb up onto the golf course we passed through a small gully near to Aber Geirch and our attention was grabbed by an impossible footpath sign.

Over the cliff then?

Geri found it a puzzle

The golf course comes into view

The former Coastguard station

As we approached the final climb up onto the golf course in a small bay called Aber Geirch we spotted a handful of flag irises.

Then it was up on to the golf course (having taken the wrong path the first time - no signposts of course) and after a short walk we stopped for lunch making sure we were out of harm's way - you know what golfers are like when they start firing their balls all over the place! We then followed the footpath right out to the tip of the peninsula and beneath the tower now manned by the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI). If the tower is manned the volunteers there welcome a visit and a chat.

Looking west from the NCI tower
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We then took the lower path back to Porth Dinllean via the lifeboat station.

The Porth Dinllean RNLI lifeboat

The beautiful setting for Porth Dinllean
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6.7 miles of beautiful coastline in stunning weather conditions - great company too - thanks Geri.

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