Uwchmynydd sits right at the south west tip of the Lleyn Peninsula, just beyond the picturesque village of Aberdaron. This rugged headland is the nearest piece of mainland to Bardsey Island. It is a beautiful and serene place, and one where the pace of life seems that bit slower.
A walk around the headland takes in some spectacular coastal scenery and offers the best possible view across to Bardsey. Aberdaron makes a good starting point for the route: walk along the beach and then soon enough you can follow the coastal footpath up above the cliffs and along to Porth Meudwy. Once upon a time boats would carry religious pilgrims out from here to their final destination on Bardsey. These days there are a few fishing boats, and some tourist trip vessels. The circular section of the route heads off up the small valley before following footpaths and small roads out towards the prominent hill: Mynydd y Gwyddel. The summit is splendidly exposed; the views from its across to Bardsey and along the coast are superb. For the return stretch the coastal path is rejoined and followed round past Parwyd bay to Pen y Cil, the southern tip of Uwchmynydd. The view from here is also excellent
Mostly good footpaths and minor roads, but one section of beach and some steep steps.
There is a car park in the centre of Aberdaron.
Whilst North Wales is perhaps most famous for the iconic peak of Snowdon, there is also a vast network of wonderful low level walking routes throughout the area. From the beautiful mountain valleys, with their serene lakes and riverside walks, to the old slate quarries and woodland trails, down to the breathtaking beauty of the coastal fringes of the Llŷn Peninsula and Anglesey there’s a lifetime's worth of ambling and rambling with a splash of ancient history thrown in for good measure.
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