The Llanystumdwy River WalkLlanystumdwy, Llŷn Peninsula

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At the roadside by the bridge you will see a footpath marked that runs alongside the David Lloyd George Monument. The path cuts down below the monument and you cross a small footbridge and through a kissing gate onto the path that runs along the bank of the river.

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Continue along the path keeping the river on your left. The path meanders in and out of the woodland and passes pretty commemorative benches for those who loved the river.

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Continue through another kissing gate and over the bouldered path to another new metal kissing gate. The path widens out to a lovely grassy bank and picnic area. Pass through another kissing gate and into a more wooded area.

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The woodland path continues and opens out to the right.

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Pass through another kissing gate and you will see the pretty footbridge over the river to the left.

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Pass through an old rusty kissing gate and once again the path opens out into a large meadow and the river gently slopes off to the left. Pass through another kissing gate and you will see that the path makes a turn off to the right to emerge onto a minor road.

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Follow the road right to where it ends at Trefan Farm. Follow the lane around to the right and continue straight along the farm track until you reach the road and take a right turn down the road back into the village of Llanystumdwy.

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This circular walk begins and ends in the historical village of Llanystumdwy, birthplace and resting place of Prime Minister Lloyd George.

Route summary: Most of the walk is along the banks of the pretty Afon Dwyfor, a great place for spotting wildlife and enjoying a picnic. This is a great walk for the whole family to enjoy as it never steep and there's a lot for children to enjoy along the route. Late spring is a favoured time to visit as the bluebells in the woods blanket the floor creating a sea of blue.

1. Start of your journey: At the roadside, by the bridge, you will see a footpath marked that runs alongside the David Lloyd George Monument. The path cuts down below the monument and you cross a small footbridge and through a kissing gate onto the path that runs along the bank of the river.

2.  Continue along the path keeping the river on your right. The path meanders in and out of the woodland and pases pretty commemorative benches for those who loved the river.

3.  Continue through another kissing gate and over the bouldered path to another new metal kissing gate. The path widens out to a lovely grassy bank and picnic area. Pass through another kissing gate and into a more wooded area.

4.  The woodland path continues and opens out to the right.

5.  Pass through another kissing gate and you will see the pretty footbridge over the river to the left.

6.  Pass through an old rusty kissing gate and once again the path opens out into a large meadow and the river gently slopes off to the left. Pass through another kissing gate and you will see that the path makes a turn off to the right to emerge onto a minor road. 

7.  End of your journey: Follow the road right to where it ends at Trefan Farm. Follow the lane around to the right and continue straight along the farm track until you reach the road and take a right turn down the road back into the village of Llanystumdwy.

LLANYSTUMDWY Llyn Peninsula

 

Below you'll find all the information you'll need to help you along with this walk; where to park, whether or not there are loos and if it's dog friendly.

Parking & access
  • Parking is in the centre of the village SH475384. The postcode is LL52 0SH

  • There is parking along the side of the road in the centre of the village that is free.

  • The village of Llanystumdwy is accessed off the Criccieth to Pwllheli Road, the A497. Drive into the village and when you get to the bridge over the river, take the lane signposted Ty Newydd and park.

Loos
  • None en route

Dogs
  • Yes, this walk is dog friendly
Places to eat

No 46 Coffee shop is a good place to eat in Criccieth. 

Itinerary

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