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Walk: Garn Fadryn
Map: Lleyn Peninsula West / Pen Llyn Ardal Orllewinol 253
Directions: From Pwllheli take the A497 to Nefyn. Turn left in Efailnewydd towards Aberdaron. Continue straight through Rhyd-y-Clafdy and in a couple of miles there is a turning right signposted "Garnfadryn". Follow this lane until you come to another right turning, again signposted "Garnfadryn". This lane will then take you into the village of Garnfadryn, and there is plenty of parking next to the chapel and telephone box.
Say it!: Garn Fadryn: Garn Vad-rin

 

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 evident.

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!
 

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