The summit of Garn Fadryn with Abersoch beyond.
Garn Fadryn lies almost at the heart of the Llyn
Peninsula, and because of this offers 360 degree
views. The path, as with most of the main hills of
Llyn is quite steep and rocky in parts.
At 371m Garn Fadryn isn't that tall compared to
the mountains of Snowdonia - however, some say that
in Wales a mountain is anything over 1000ft (305m)
so in this case, Garn Fadryn would classify as a
mountain. More generally hills have to be over
2000ft (610m) to be classified as a mountain.
The walk starts next to the chapel in Garnfadryn
village. Walk up the track to a gate, walk though
the gate and turn right and follow the well worn
path for a little way and then turn left up the side
of the mountain and eventually you will end up on
the flat plateau, just below the summit. Head for
the rocky outcrop with the yellow triangulation
pillar on it and you are at the top. Enjoy the views
and then head back down the went you went up.
As with Garn Boduan and Tre'r Ceiri on Yr Eifl,
Garn Fadryn has the remains of a hill fort near the
summit. In fact, on Garn Fadryn it is thought that
hills forts from more than one period in history are
It is advisable to wear strong shoes on this
walk, not only is the ground uneven under foot, but
some people say that there are sometimes snakes in
the heather, (as their could be on any heather
covered hills locally) this is extremely rare, but
do take care!