Thursday, 19 July 2012

Guardian praises Foodie Walk

The Observer has been to Aberdaron and is recommending a foodie walk from Aberdaron to Mynydd Mawr.

"In a nutshell it is a tour of the idyllic Llŷn peninsula in north Wales. This beautiful area is becoming famous for its fish, lobster and crab. You will pass Bardsey Island, a site of medieval pilgrimage, and should see plenty of rare bird life. Some of the route is restricted at high tide and the cliff paths are narrow so wear good boots and take extra care with children.

Aberdaron's seafood, and the area's cooking generally, is gaining a national reputation. Steve Harrison, a local fisherman, won the Fine Farm Produce award, recognising his dressed brown crab to be the best produce to come from any National Trust estate in 2011. You won't be short of tasting opportunities.

There is fish everywhere in Aberdaron - in the 2 cafes the 2 inns, even in the river! And a new fish and chip shop has also now opened on the river bank. 
On the first coastal section of the walk you should see two islands which are home to breeding guillemots and puffins. Shortly afterwards, on the climb to Pen y Cil, you could even spy a chough, a rare crow with a red beak and a distinctive "kee-aw" call. From Pen y Cil you can spot Bardsey Island where St Cadfan founded a monastery in 516. The waters separating it from the mainland offer regular sightings of grey seals and dolphins."

See the full article and route maps on If you want a slightly longer route around the whole peninsula then look on

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