The pub at the porth
TREFOR TO PORTH DINLLAEN, Llyn Peninsula, Wales
This walk begins and ends in Nefyn, an erstwhile herring town that once had over 40 herring boats. Around here the fish was known as ‘Nefyn beef’. With the hill of Garn Boduan, and the remains of 170 Iron Age huts, behind you, head instead to the more recent vintage glory of the bright-coloured beach huts along the shore at Porth Nefyn. Far from the identikit row of neatly painted huts, these are a lovely mismatching bunch of sheds on stilts, and much more attractive for it. Head west along the cliffs, then drop down to the sand for the beach walk to Porth Dinllaen, an early-19thcentury fishing village with crystal-clear water, dolphins and seals, and very pleasantly no road access. Here you’ll find the most warm-hearted pub, Tŷ Coch Inn – a perfect spot for a little quiet contemplation of your own, with a glass of local Snowdonia ale. Look back along the coast at the impressive 560m Yr Eifl, a rugged triple-peaked mountain, that drops in sheer cliffs into the sea. WALK HERE: Turn to Walk 20 in this issue.
BEACH OR PUB? TRY BOTH. . . Walk out on a little peninsula off the big peninsula of the Llyn, to a pub on the beach and views to Yr Eifl. Turn over for a coastal walk so new it’s not yet finished...