Wales Coast Path and Circular Walks

The path follows Gwynedd’s coastline, stretching 180 miles from Llanfairfechan in the north of the county, down to Machynlleth near the south of the county. By following the path you can enjoy the splendour of the areas diverse landscape, there are small coves and long sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and wild heathland. The path is part of the Wales Coast Path, which stretches 870 miles along the whole coast of Wales. For further information, including maps to download, go to the Wales Coast Path website.

Circular Walks off the Wales Coast Path

To make the most of the coastal walking offer, 18 circular walks have been developed by Gwynedd Council through funding received by the Coastal Communities Fund. The circular walks give you the opportunity to enjoy the Coast Path, but also to appreciate nature, heritage, culture and adventure opportunities available in the nearby villages and towns. Below is a list of the circular walk locations, which cater for a variety of users. You can also download and print PDF files which are located at the bottom of the page. We've also produced some videos so you can see areas you can explore.

Walking the Paths

Wear suitable walking shoes and suitable warm and waterproof clothing and / or sun block in hot weather. This map is a rough guide – we recommend that you use the Ordnance Survey map scale 1:25000 relevant to your journey. Please follow the Countryside Code: Respect, Protect and Enjoy

Aberdaron

Distance - 15 km / 9.3 miles
Approx time – 5 hours
Ordnance Survey Map – Explorer 253
Parking – Aberdaron Car Park SH172 264
PDF Map

Aber Falls

Distance – 6.5 km / 4 miles
Approx time – 3 hours
Ordnance Survey Map – Explorer OL17
Parking – Bont Newydd Car Park SH664 71

Aberdyfi

Distance - 7 km / 4.6 miles
Approx time – 2 hours
Ordnance Survey Map – Explorer OL23
Parking – Aberdyfi seafront Car Park SH613 959

Abergwyngregyn

Distance – 10 km / 6.3 miles
Approx time – 4 hours
Ordnance Survey Map – Explorer OL17
Parking – Aber Nature Reserve Car Park SH653 726

Bangor

Distance – 2 km / 1.4 miles
Approx time – 40 minutes
Ordnance Survey Map – Explorer OL17
Parking – Love Lane, Siliwen Road, Upper Garth Road

Barmouth

Distance - 9 km / 5.6 miles
Approx time – 3.5 hours
Ordnance Survey Map – Explorer OL18
Parking – Beach Car Park SH613 156

Botwnnog

Distance - 15 km / 9.3 miles
Approx time – 6 hours
Ordnance Survey Map – Explorer 253
Parking – Congl Meinciau Car Park SH262 312

Clynnog-Trefor

Distance - 15 km / 9.3 miles
Approx time – 5 hours
Ordnance Survey Map – Explorer 254
Parking – Beach Car Park Trefor SH376 473 or SH414 497

Edern

Distance – 10.4 km / 6.5 miles
Approx time – 3.5 hours
Ordnance Survey Map – Explorer 253
Parking – side of road in Edern SH277 398

Llanbedrog

Distance – 3.6 km / 2.3 miles
Approx time – 2 hours
Ordnance Survey Map – Explorer 253
Parking –Llanbedrog Car Park SH331 315

Llangwnnadl

Distance – 6.4 km / 4 miles
Approx time – 2.5 hours
Ordnance Survey Map – Explorer 253
Parking – Penllech Car Park SH206 342

Llanystumdwy

Distance - 5 km / 3 miles
Approx time – 1.5 hours
Ordnance Survey Map – Explorer 254
Parking – Llanystumdwy Car Park SH476 384

Llithfaen

Distance - 13 km / 8 miles
Approx time – 4 hours
Ordnance Survey Map – Explorer 253 and 254
Parking – Car Park above Nant Gwrtheyrn

Maentwrog

Distance - 17 km / 10.5 miles
Approx time – 6 hours
Ordnance Survey Map – Explorer OL18
Parking – Pensarn Car Park, Penrhyndeudraeth SH611 391
A part of the network has been temporarily closed until the end of the summer months due to nesting birds. Please use an alternative route.

Nefyn

Distance - 6.4km / 4 miles
Approx time - 2hrs
Ordnance Survey Map – Explorer 253
Parking - Nefyn beach Car Park, SH302 407

Porthmadog

Distance - 10 km / 6.3 miles
Approx time – 3 hours
Ordnance Survey Map – Explorer 254
Parking – Glan y Môr Car Park, Borth y Gest SH565 373

Rhiw

Distance – 4.3 km / 2.7 miles
Approx time – 2 hours
Ordnance Survey Map – Explorer 253
Parking – Plas yn Rhiw Car Park SH237 283

Tudweiliog

Distance - 5 km / 3.2 miles
Approx time – 2.5 hours
Ordnance Survey Map – Explorer 253
Parking – Porth Ysgaden LL53 8NB