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Cicerone Guides: The Lleyn Peninsula Coastal Path: A Walking and Cycle Touring Guide

Walking / Outdoor GuideOut of Print

Series: Cicerone British Walking Guides

By: John Cantrell

224 pages, Col photos, b/w photos, maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Oct 2006 | Edition: 2 | #185367 | ISBN: 1852844795
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Starting at Caernarfon, the coastal path goes round the peninsula to Porthmadog following the old Barsey Pilgrims' route. Described for walkers and cyclists, with additional day walks.

'This is the second edition of this handy pocket guide, stuffed full of details for following the route described. There are sketch maps, OS maps and even some photos with routes drawn on them.The north coastal path largely follows the old pilgrimage route to Bardsey Island off the end of the peninsula. This gives interesting routes to follow and interesting churches and ruins to investigate on the way.This is a treasure of an area, of which the Dublin walker may take easy advantage.'(Irish Mountain Log / Summer 2007)


1 Introduction; Grading of circular walks; Maps; Equipment; Accommodation; History; 2 Caernarfon to Penygroes; Walking route; Cycling route; Other walks and rides: Dinas Dinlle Circular; South Caernarfon Circular; Lon Eifion Cycle Ride; 3 Penygroes to Nefyn; Walking route; Cycling route; Other walks: The hillforts of Yr Eifl; Clynnog-fawr Circular; Nant Gwrtheyrn Circular; 4 Nefyn to Aberdaron; Walking route; Cycling route; Other walks: Morfa Nefyn and Porth Dinllaen; The Cliffs of Aberdaron; Carn Fadryn; Land's End Circular; 5 Aberdaron to Abersoch; Walking route; Cycling route; Other walks and rides: Mynydd y Graig; Western Lleyn Circular Cycle Ride; Porth Ceiriad; 6 Abersoch to Pwllheli; Walking route; Cycling route; Other walks and rides: Llanbedrog Headland; Abersoch Cicrcular Cycle Ride; 7 Pwllheli to Portmadoc; Walking route; Cycling route; Other walks: In the Steps of Lloyd George; Black Rock and Borth-y-Gest; Tyn Llan Circular; Appendix 1: Facilities on the Lleyn Peninsula; Appendix 2: Public Transport; Appendix 3: Useful Links; Bibliography; List of Sketch Maps; The Lleyn Peninsula; 2.1 South from Caernarfon; 2.2 Saron to Llanwnda; 3.1 West from Penygroes; 3.2 Approaching Clynnog Fawr; 3.3 Crossing of Bwlch Mawr and descent to Trefor; 3.4 The Trefor area; 4.1 The Porth Colmon area; 4.2 Southwest from Porth Oer; 5.1 Aberdaron to Porth Ysgo; 5.2 Rhiw to Hell's Mouth; 5.3 Hell's Mouth to Deuglawdd; 5.4 Deuglawdd to Llangian; 5.5 Approach to Porth Ceiriad; 5.6 Porth Ceiriad to Abersoch; 7.1 Llanystumdwy to Criccieth

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John Cantrell is retired and lives in Snowdonia. He took to the outdoors at an early age and has skiied, walked and climbed all over Europe. His first guide was a history of Sarn Helen, bringing new interest to the roman roads of Wales. This is the second edition of his successful Lleyn Peninsula guide, which covers some of his favourite local walking and cycling routes.

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