Y Rhiw is a hilltop community overlooking the
tip of the peninsula, with Cardigan Bay to the
south and Caernarfon Bay to the north, on a
clear day views extend as far as the Wicklow
Mountains in Ireland.
Y Rhiw (just Rhiw as it is known by most) offers
plenty of excellent walking across the hill on
which it stands - Mynydd Rhiw. The summit is
characterised by it's mast and in the late
summer, it's carpet of colourful heather. This
close knit community is around 3 miles from
Aberdaron and nearly 12 miles from Pwllheli.
On the southern slopes of the hill is Plas-yn-Rhiw,
now a National Trust property. This small manor
house overlooks Porth Neigwl and has an
interesting past, which can be explored inside
the building and perhaps followed by a picnic in
it's wonderful gardens.
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