Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Penrhyn Castle Circular Walk

Readers of Wales and Borders Magazine may have come across this walk starting at Penrhyn Castle. If you have completed it, let us know what you thought of it.

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1. Leave the car park and walk back down the drive to the main entrance, through the gatehouse and to the main road. Turn left then immediately left again towards the school. Bend right with the lane and walk down the narrow lane between the school and the graveyard on the left. Continue to the gate and emerge onto the main road. Turn left.

2. Head over the bridge and continue carefully along the road, past a private entrance, and eventually over a bridge across a railway line. Continue until you seen the sign for the nature reserve pointing left. Take this lane and walk along it, crossing another railway bridge. Continue for almost another mile to a car park near the coast.

3. Bear right through the car park to pick up the footpath along the beach. Continue along the Wales Coast Path for almost 2 miles, passing the overflow and a track on the right and then a small bay.

4. Eventually, look out for track above the beach and join it to pass the farm and then reach the car park. Bear right ro follow the lane away from the coast. Follow it under the bridge and turn right at the junction. Pass the houses and continue, turning at the next left (signposted for Abergwyngregyn and Bangor).

5. Follow the pavement under the main road and turn right at the junction, passing the church on your left. Follow the road as it bends left then right. Continue for just over half a mile (ignore the first lane to the left) to a set of lane crossroads. Go straight across and continue along the lane, eventually passing a farm. Stay with the lane, ignoring all roads to the left and right.

6. Eventually you will meet a drive coming from the right near the A55. Stay ahead here and follow the lane beside the main road. You will pass bungalows and a lane to the right, and continue on the verge as the road widens.

7. At junction (with Hendre Hall on the left) turn right and across the bridge over the A55. Follow the road as it bends left and at the junction turn right through Tan-y-Lon village. Continue to follow this road as it leads back over the railway bridge you crossed earlier, until you find the gate on the right. Go through the gate and back up the lane beside the churchyard, through Llandygai village and retrace your steps to the start.

Other points of interest

Aber Falls are a short distance from Abergwyngregyn.


Abbeyfield Hotel, Talybont, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 3UR
Tel: 01248 361299

Penrhyn Castle Tea Room, Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 4HN
Tel: 01248 353084


Platt's Farm Camping and Bunkhouse, Aber Road, Llanfairfechan, Conwy LL33 0HL.
Tel: 01248 680105

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