Lleyn Pilgrims Trail

1 week, Wales

Lleyn Pilgrims Trail – 72 miles – 7 days. This route is based on an ancient pilgrimage route for pilgrims coming from Bangor longing to make the journey to Aberdaron to wait for their boat to Bardsey Island, for that treacherous but transcendent approach to the Isle of the Setting Sun, then after the Bardsey ‘moment’, it trundles along the southern coast of the peninsula to St Cynhaearn’s Church near Porthmadog. Along the way you will encounter beautiful sea shores, manageable mountains, sand dunes, clifflines, farmland, valleys and traditional villages where they still speak Welsh. The historic depth is there with the largest Iron Age hill fort and many 6th-century churches. You will mainly be walking along remote coastal paths, but some inland hilltops give great perspectives over surrounding unspoilt wild landscape, with the Irish coast to the West, Snowdonia to the East, Anglesey to the North, and to the South, Ynys Enlli with its epic view of Bardsey.

Highlights
Unspoilt landscapes
Changing scenery
Deep history and Welsh traditions
Travel packages available

Click to download route/s in GPX file format for your smartphone’s map app

Instructions for using a GPX file to show you the route on your smartphone

Featured Great Routes

Old Way

St Hilda’s Way

Two Saints Way