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New Stretch of Coastal Path to open near Aberdaron - 26/3/15

A new section of the Llŷn Coastal Path is soon to be completed. This new strech coastal path is hoped to bring prosperity to Llŷn through walking tourism, as the path is now nearing completion as a genuinely coastal path around the entire coastline of the peninsula. First started (and declared open) in 2005, the final improvements are to be made this spring by creating a new path between Aberdaron and Porth Ysgo which takes in the National trust coastline at Penrhyn Mawr. "This will be among the most startlingly beautiful coast walks in the whole of the UK" said Peter Hewlett, managing director of the Edge of Wales Walk which sells walking packages including accommodation and transport to walkers all the way along the coast of Llŷn, and has recently launched a new website at www.edgeofwaleswalk.co.uk.
  
"By the summer of 2015 this will be a continuous coastal path all the way from Caernarfon to Porthmadog and walkers can come and enjoy every bit of it. This will bring a useful source of extra income for ourselves and for our suppliers, the many small hotels and B&B establishments around the coast of Llŷn."

Penrhyn Mawr, the headland which will soon be accessible via the new coastal path, as seen from Y Rhiw >
 



Llyn.info Calendar 2015 Now Available

Next year's calendar is now available to buy online at www.llyn.info/calendar

They are also available in Seren Wib on the Maes in Pwllheli.
 


Gŵyl Gelf Llŷn / Llŷn Arts Festival - Saturday 24th May - Sunday 1st June 2014

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A brand new Creative Arts Venture taking place on the picturesque Llŷn Peninsula in North West Wales. A fantastic opportunity to explore this extraordinary unspoilt natural landscape & to discover the exciting diversity of creative talent residing in the area.

Exhibitions, Creative Workshops, Live Music Events & Open Studios Art Trail

The festival is spread across a variety of different venues throughout the Llŷn Peninsula giving you the opportunity to explore the wide variety of culture the area has to offer.
    
More information on the festival website...
  
 

Gŵyl Cricieth Festival 2014 (14/4/14)
Mae rhaglen Gŵyl Cricieth eleni ar-lein rwan. Bydd yr ŵyl yn cael ei chynnal rhwng Mehefin 14 a 22.

The programme for this year's Cricieth Festival is on-line now. The festival takes place between June 14 and 22.

www.cricciethfestival.co.uk


Porthdinllaen NCI Station (24/2/14)


Yn ystod y storm ar y 12fed Chwefror, wnaeth Colin Heald dynnu'r llun 'ma o'r orsaf NCI ym Mhorthdinllaen yn diflannu o dan ton enfawr.

During the storm on the 12th February, Colin Heald took these photos of the National Coastwatch Institution Station at Porthdinllaen - there one minute, gone the next:



Cliciwch am fersiwn mwy / Click for a larger version...

Mae mwy o wybodaeth ar gael am yr orsaf yma...
There is more information about the station available here...

 


A game evening and cooking demonstration will be held on Tuesday 28th January at Glasfryn Parc.
Game On At Glasfryn Parc (21/1/14)


Hugh Bracegirdle, the celerated Head Chef at Plas Bodegroes, and the chefs at Glasfryn Parc will be cooking up a storm at a Game Evening and Cooking Demonstration to be hosted by Glasfryn Farm Shop on Tuesday 28th January at Glasfryn Parc.

Chef Hugh will demonstrate how to cook delicious dishes created using a variety of Game, most of which has been sourced from the Glasfryn Parc Estate, including pheasant, venison, duck and rabbit. As well as a full cooking demonstration, visitors will be treated to a banquet as they sample each dish, tapas-style.

Amongst these culinary delights will be game terrine with pear chutney; pheasant kiev; and mallard with confit Loeu.

The Game Evening will take place in the tastefully decorated Dining Room at Glasfryn Parc, which is decorated with artwork by the talented local artist, Carys Bryn.

“I am looking forward to welcoming customers and friends of Glasfryn to our annual Game evening.  I'm sure we will all learn a huge amount from Hugh and will be thoroughly entertained.”  Commented Jonathan Williams Ellis, owner of Glasfryn Parc.

Details of recipes and to place an order for Game or other meat and locally sourced products sold in Siop Fferm Glasfryn will be available on the website: www.siop-glasfryn.com as well as in the Farm Shop.

A full selection of Countryside Alliance produced Game To Eat recipe cards are also available free of charge in the Farm Shop.

Glasfryn Parc and Glasfryn Farm Shop, on the A499 road from Pwllheli to Caernarfon, are open every day from 9.00am.

For further information and to buy tickets, email info@glasfryn.co.uk or call 01766 810000.



1/1/14 - Blwyddyn Newydd Dda i bawb! Happy New Year to all!
 


Calendar 2014 (10/11/13)
  
Mae Calendr Llyn.info ar gyfer 2014 ar gael i'w archebu rwan. Archebwch erbyn y 6ed Rhagfyr. Bydd y calendrau yn cael eu postio ar ddechrau mis Rhagfyr.

Am fwy o wybodaeth, cliciwch yma...
  Llyn.info's Calendar for 2014 is now available to order. Please order by the 6th December. Calendars will be posted at the start of December.

More information, click here...
 
 
Autumn Events (22/9/13)

The summer holidays may be over, but there are still plenty of events taking place across the peninsula including the Abersoch Jazz Festival next weekend (27th - 29th September) and the Llŷn Acoustic Guitar Festival at Plas Glyn-y-Weddw in Llanbedrog the following weekend (4th - 6th October). Autumn is a beautiful time of year on the Llŷn Peninsula - so make the most of it!


Welsh Learner of the Year (15/9/13)


Llyn.info has been a bit quiet over the summer, and that is because it's webmaster, Martyn Croydon has won the title of Welsh Learner of the Year at the National Eisteddfod in Denbigh - find out more by clicking here...


Llŷn Coastal Festival 2013 (17/5/13)

This year's Llŷn Coastal Festival is to be launched tomorrow and the program of events for the coming months can now be found on the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty website by clicking here...


Full Programme for Criccieth Festival 2013 Published (5/4/13)

The 26th annual Criccieth Festival will be held this year between June 15th and 23rd, and the full programme of events is now online at www.cricciethfestival.co.uk
 
 
Apprentice Required at Lleyn Furnishers (7/3/13)

Lleyn Furnishers in Pwllheli are currently looking for an apprentice to begin work with them in the flooring industry - for more information, please click here...


Plans For Wind Turbine Withdrawn As Opposition Mounts (1/3/13)

An energy company has withdrawn plans for a wind turbine in Pencaenewydd as pressure grows locally regarding other planned turbines across the peninsula. Read more on the Pencaenewydd plans here...

Last week, a public meeting was held in Efailnewydd to discuss the increasing number of applications for wind turbines in Llŷn. All of the responses from the floor were against large wind turbines and a new opposition group has been formed to continue highlighting the issue. Read more here...
 
 
Fibre Optic Broadband On It's Way (1/3/13)

Superfast broadband will soon be available in Pwllheli as the town is one of the first places in Wales to be connected to a fibre optic network. The entire country is to be connected by 2015.

To find out more, and register your interest, click here to go to the Superfast Cymru website...




Newyddion 2012 News:
 
 
Hwyl yr Wyl Pwllheli Festive Fun (5/12/12)


Lots of special events and attractions in Pwllheli this weekend including an ice rink, carol singing and late night shopping - find out more here...

 

Llyn.info Calendar for 2013 (5/12/12)

A quick post to let you know that calendars are available to order until this Friday, 7th December, sorry for the late notice! Find out more and order here...

 
 
CDL yn dod ag atgofion morwrol Llŷn yn fyw (29/11/12)

Mae Cronfa Dreftadaeth y Loteri (CDL) heddiw (27 Tachwedd) wedi cyhoeddi eu bod yn rhoi a grant o £294,500 i drawsnewid Eglwys Santes Fair, Nefyn i fod yn ganolfan arddangos rhyngweithiol i arddangos arteffactau morwrol yr amgueddfa.
Cliciwch yma i ddarllen mwy...
  HLF to bring Llŷn’s maritime memories to life (29/11/12)

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has today (27 November) awarded Amgueddfa Forwrol a Chanolfan Treftadaeth Llŷn (Llŷn Maritime Museum and Heritage Centre) a grant of £294,500 to transform Eglwys Santes Fair (St Mary’s Church) Nefyn into an interactive exhibition centre to showcase the museum’s maritime artefacts.
Click here to read more...
 

Cynhadledd Morol Conference (19/11/12)

Canolfan Nefyn yn llawn ar gyfer cynhadledd Morol ar Dachwedd 10fed. Darllenwch mwy...
Nefyn's Canolfan was full on November 10th for the Morol Conference. Read more...
 


Christmas Events (08/11/12)

There are plenty of events taking place across the peninsula in the run up to Christmas, here are the ones we know about:

November 17th Ffair Nadolig/Christmas Fair, Nant Gwrtheyrn www.nantgwrtheyrn.org/specialevents
   
November 22nd Llanbedrog Christmas Fair, Community Hall, Llanbedrog, 6pm
   
November 30th - December 2nd Christmas Launch Weekend in Abersoch
Lights switch-on 5.30pm 30/11/12.
Facebook Page
   
December 1st Croeso Dolig, Cricieth. 2pm onwards - Lights switch-on 5pm
Facebook Page
   
December 1st Ffair 'Dolig Dweiliog (Christmas Fair), Tudweiliog, 11am - 4pm
   
December 1st -
2nd
Ffair Crefft/Craft Fair, Plas Glyn-y-Weddw
www.oriel.org.uk
   
December 2nd Cyngerdd Cor Godre'r Eifl Choir Concert, Capel y Drindod, Pwllheli, 7pm
   
December 8th -
9th
Hwyl yr Wyl Pwllheli Festive Fun Many events around the town, including an ice rink in the Maes.
www.nadolig-pwllheli-christmas.co.uk
   
December 14th Cyngerdd Nadolig/Christmas Concert, Plas Glyn-y-Weddw www.oriel.org.uk
December 16th Cyngerdd Ffrindiau Plas Glyn-y-Weddw Friends Concert www.oriel.org.uk
                                             
 
Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas Parties at Glasfryn Parc (21/10/12)

This year's Halloween Party at Glasfryn Parc will be held on Sunday 28th October.
 
FREE Children’s Disco and Halloween Party - Come and join in the fang-tastic family fun at Glasfryn Parc on Sunday 28th October from 4pm – 6pm. There will be a disco, children’s fancy dress, party games and prizes, soft play, and goody bags for all the little spooks. Celebrate the perfect family night out with Glasfryn Parc’s ‘Bowl and Bite’ offer.  Enjoy a meal from the Halloween menu and a game of bowling - Adults are just £10.00 and children £5.00 (one child per participating adult).

FREE Fireworks Display – Saturday 3rd November @ 6pm Following the Welsh Wakeboard Open on Saturday 3rd November, there will be a fireworks display at Glasfryn Parc @ 6pm.  Parking and admission are free and hot snacks and drinks will be available. The licensed bar and ten pin bowling will be open until late.

Christmas Parties - Glasfryn Parc is the ideal place for your Christmas party whether there are six or 60 in your group.  Enjoy a traditional three course Christmas lunch or dinner for just £15.95 – or include a game of bowling for £18.95.  For those looking for something less formal, there’s the Bowl and Burger option at £9.95. Glasfryn Parc is on the A499 Pwllheli to Caernarfon Road and is open every day from 9am until late.  For more information and details of special offers and events, visit www.glasfryn.co.uk, tel: 01766 810202 or email info@glasfryn.co.uk

 

MOROL Conference comes to Nefyn (9/10/12)

On November 10th, MOROL (Institute of Welsh Maritime Historical Studies) will hold it's annual conference in Nefyn, with support from the Llyn Maritime Museum - sure to be an interesting day, and it's free. More information can be found here...



New Dog Control Orders from Gwynedd Council (1/10/12)

Gwynedd Council is proposing new control orders for dog owners who use public areas in the county, including new and revised dog exclusion zones on many of our beaches. Read more...
 

  
Hanes Tŵr Gwylio Hanesyddol Nefyn (26/9/12)

Mae'r Amgueddfa Forwrol Llŷn wedi trefnu sgwrs am y tŵr gwylio hanesyddol yn Nefyn. Ymunwch â ni wrth y Tŵr ym Mhen y Bryn, Nefyn am 2.00 o’r gloch, Medi 29ain i gael sgwrs fer amdano gan Dr Robyn Léwis. Te i ddilyn yn y Ganolfan.

Croeso cynnes iawn i bawb. Digwyddiad di-dâl. Darganfodwch mwy am yr Amgueddfa Forwrol Llŷn ar eu gwefan...
  History of Nefyn Watch Tower
(26/9/12)

The Llŷn Maritime Museum has organised a talk about the watch tower in Nefyn. Congregate at the Tower, Pen y Bryn, Nefyn at 2.00pm on September 29 for a short talk by Dr Robyn Léwis, followed by tea in the Ganolfan.

All welcome. Free event. Find out more about the Llŷn Maritime Museum by clicking here...
 

Helfa Gelf Art Trail Uncovers Local Artists (21/9/12)


Michèle Heidi Sutton, drawing, mixed media, painting, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and pyrography, in her studio in Rhoshirwaun.
 
The Helfa Gelf Art Trail event is in full swing and artists are welcoming visitors to their normally hidden world. Over 300 artists in 147 locations in Gwynedd, Conwy, Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham are part of this year’s art event making it one of the largest in the UK. At the most westerly point on the trail, in a beautiful, weathered wooden chalet over-looking the rolling hills and beaches of the Llyn Peninsula, artist Michèle Heidi Sutton welcomes visitors to her studio.

Michèle, who is as interesting as her work, has been a professional artist all her working life. Her works include paintings, drawings, pyrography and prints. She is influenced by myths, mermaids and the sea, which is near to her home in Rhoshirwaun. Most unusually she also uses her body as a canvas.

“I have always decorated things and I like to hone things down to their simplest form and layer patterns on. When I lived in a tiny little rented house in Oxford, I had no space of my own. I began drawing on myself and had a friend who was a tattooist. I got carried away with my tattoos I guess; they are quite addictive. I am still adding to them. Because of the way I look, everyone thinks I am a very outgoing person. I was quite naive when I began the tattoos because it never occurred to me people would assume I am an extrovert. Really I am quite shy. So opening my studio really suits me; people come and find me and we have a good chat,” says Michèle.

It was the stunning coastal location that enticed Michèle to move to the Llŷn from Oxford 16 years ago. “We ended up here by finding it on a map. My partner and I both grew up on the coast and we missed the sea. We had never heard of the Llŷn and decided to visit. The further we got to the end of the Peninsula, the more we felt at home,” says Michèle.

Her studio is open during the weekends in September. “I love opening my studio to visitors; it gives me a chance to showcase my work and to explain what I do. Everyone who visits is really nice, interesting and interested in my work,” said Michèle.

Artists choose when they open their studios on the Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September from 11am to 5pm daily. Check the website www.helfagelf.co.uk or free guidebook for studio opening times. The Helfa Gelf Art Trail project has received funding through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007–2013, which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

“All our 300 artists offer visitors a unique experience. There is something for everyone on the Art Trail. You will come away having understood more about art, talked to an interesting artist and travelled through beautiful North Wales,” says Sabine Cockrill, project coordinator for Helfa Gelf Art Trail. A North Wales artist is waiting to meet you, offering a very warm welcome to visitors.

By visiting a studio you will discover more about the artistic process, the artist and you can even have a go at various art forms yourself.

The trail continues 21–23 September and 28–30 September from 11am to 5pm daily.


 

Welsh Lessons Across Llŷn (13/9/12)

Make 2012 the year you start learning Welsh with courses starting across the area in the next couple of weeks. Bangor University and Grwp Llandrillo Menai both offer courses locally, with Bangor University courses tending to be more intensive than those offered by the college. Both however emphasise spoken Welsh, enabling students to get out and communicate in their day-to-day lives in the local community, in a way which is enjoyable too:

- Bangor University Courses (Wlpan) will be starting in Nefyn (Tuesday evening), Llanbedrog (Thursday), Cricieth (Monday & Thursday mornings) and Porthmadog (Monday & Wednesday evenings). Find out more about Wlpan and other courses organised by Bangor University by clicking here or call 01766 523 513.

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Grwp Llandrillo Menai Courses (Mynediad) will start in Aberdaron (Tues eve), Bryncroes (Wed eve), Botwnnog (Thurs eve), Tudweiliog (Thurs eve), Nefyn (Fri am), Abersoch (Thurs am), Pwllheli (Wed eve), Llanystymdwy (Mon pm), Porthmadog (Tues eve), Llanaelhaearn (Wed pm) and Chwilog (Thurs pm). Find out more about Mynediad and other courses organised by Grwp Llandrillo Menai by calling 01758 701 385.

There are also courses available for families, parents and young children, through Coleg Harlech, at centres (mostly schools) across the peninsula. More information here...


 

Camera Club Exhibition (6/9/12)

The Dwyfor Camera Club is holding its annual exhibition in Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli until September 14th (free admission). The club will restart its weekly meetings at the start of October and if you are interested, more details on this and their exhibition can be found on the club's website at www.dwyforcameraclub.co.uk

 
 
Pwllheli Raft Race to raise funds for local RNLI (26/8/12)

Today's Lion's Raft Race in the inner harbour, Pwllheli is set to raise funds for the RNLI in Pwllheli and Porthdinllaen. The money will go towards life jackets which members of the crew are otherwise expected to buy themselves as they voluntarily risk their own lives in order to save others who get into difficulties around our coast.

The raft race will start shortly after 2.30pm this afternoon from the Railway Station end of the Cob.


 
 
New Lifeboat to sail into Porthdinllaen today (20/8/12)

Excitement is mounting in north Wales as final preparations are put in place for the arrival of Porthdinllaen’s modern new Tamar class lifeboat. Read more...

 
 
Charity Night in aid of Help for Heroes (18/8/12)

Abererch Sands is holding it's annual charity evening tonight, this year raising money for Help for Heroes. The evening starts from 7 o'clock, all welcome.

 
 
Fundraiser set to cycle 170 miles to help raise money for Abersoch RNLI (17/8/12)

Fundraiser from Cheshire set to cycle 170 miles for RNLI
Dave Hursthouse preparing to cycle from coast to coast.
A fundraiser from Sandbach in Cheshire is set to cycle 170 miles to raise vital funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), the charity that saves lives at sea.

Dave Hursthouse is setting off on a coast to coast cycle challenge on Friday 24 August and will travel from Morecambe to Bridlington. The ride is expected to take three days and will follow a pattern of 50 miles on day one, 65 miles on day two and 55 miles on day three.

Dave is no stranger to taking up energetic challenges and has raised over £6,000 for the RNLI since 2008 through sponsored runs, swims and triathlons. Through his latest challenge he has already raised £949. Dave is looking forward to the long-distance cycle ride but admits that this is his biggest challenge yet. He explained: ‘So far most of my cycling has been for triathlon events so I will be riding for much longer daily distances than I’ve done previously.  I will also have consecutive days in the saddle to contend with. ‘I’m no Bradley Wiggins but I do have sideburns – so I’m sure it’ll be okay!’

In the lead-up to the ride Dave has also been finding time to add to his sponsorship money by arranging dress-down-days at work, cake bakes and raffles.

The RNLI is a charity that is very close to Dave’s heart as he further explained: ‘In 2007 whilst visiting Abersoch, RNLI volunteers came to my aid following a sailing accident and I don’t think I’ll ever feel that debt has been repaid. As a family we spend a lot of time in the area sailing, boating and diving and it made me realise how much we depend on this life-saving charity.

‘As long as people are prepared to support me, I will continue to raise money for the RNLI in some way, shape or form.’

To support Dave’s challenge visit: www.justgiving.com/Daves-RNLI-Coast2Coast-Cycle


  

Porthdinllaen to Welcome New Lifeboat (17/8/12)

Porthdinllaen's new lifeboat, 'John D Spicer', starts on it's journey to it's new home today, and will be officially welcomed to the station near Morfa Nefyn on Monday night with a BBQ and entertainment.

More information about Monday night's event can be found here...


 
 
Glass Butter Beach Cancelled (13/8/12)


The latest victim of this summer's weather is Glass Butter Beach, the watersports and music festival which was due to take place this weekend. The news was posted on the festival's website this afternoon:

"It is with huge disappointment that the Glass Butter Beach festival is cancelled. On the eve of the big build, following horrendous weather reports for the festival  run-in and for the festival itself, organisers have had to make the tough decision to pull the event on Health & Safety grounds." Read more...

 
 
 
Mae Gig y Mor yn symud (13/8/12)

Yn anfodus, oherwydd y tywydd sydd i fod dydd Mercher, fyddwn yn gorau newid lleoliad y gig o Dy Coch, Porthdinllaen i Glwb Golff Nefyn. Dal yn dechrau am 7:30yh gyda Gwenan Gibbard, Gwyneth Glyn ac Repulsive Rapture (Fred Sutton)!
Mynediad am ddim!
  'Gig y Mor' is moving (13/8/12)

Unfortunatly due to the severe weather forecast for Wednesday, there is a change of location for the gig, from Ty Coch, Porthdinllaen to Nefyn and District Golf Club. Still to begin for 7:30pm with Gwenan Gibbard, Gwyneth Glyn and Repulsive Rapture! Free Entry!
 
 

Last Minute Special Offers (12/8/12)


There is still time to book a holiday in Llyn this August, with some last minute cancellations and special offers available. View current special offers at www.llyn.info/specialoffers
 
 
 
Canolfan Haf Amgueddfa Forwrol (3/8/12)

Trwy fis Awst 2012, bydd Amgueddfa Forwrol Llŷn yn agor Canolfan Haf yn Nefyn.

Bydd y ganolfan yn arddangos gwybodaeth am y prosiect i ailddatblygu Amgueddfa Forwrol  Llŷn, arddangosfa yn cynnwys hologram o Goron Enlli, gwybodaeth am ddigwyddiadau Gŵyl Arfordir Llŷn a bydd cynnyrch newydd Amgueddfa Forwrol Llŷn ar werth. Bydd raffl gyda llun a beintiwyd yn arbennig gan yr arlunydd Denise Henry.
 
 
Amseroedd agor (2 Awst - 31 Awst):

Dydd Iau - Dydd Sul: 10 - 12, 2 - 4
  Maritime Museums' Summer Centre (3/8/12)

Throughout August 2012, Llŷn Maritime Museum are opening a Summer Centre in Nefyn.

The summer centre will contain information about the redevelopment of the Llŷn Maritime Museum, an exhibition including a hologram of the Bardsey Crown, information about the 2012 Llŷn Coastal Festival events and new Llŷn Maritime Museum merchandise will be on sale. A painting created especially for the Museum by Denise Henry will be raffled.

Opening times (2 August - 31 August):

Thursday - Sunday: 10 - 12, 2 - 4

 

Lleoliad Canolfan Haf yn Nefyn / Summer Centre Location in Nefyn

 
 
August Events (1/8/12)

There's plenty going on across Llŷn this August!

The Sailing Taster Day on the 6th is now fully booked, and there are only a few places left on the Tour of Llŷn Shipwreck Sites on the 21st, please contact Jamie Davies to book a place as soon as possible on jamesgarethdavies@yahoo.co.uk 

For a full calendar of events please click here...
 
Many events are being held as part of the Llŷn Coastal Festival, for more information on these please click here...

 


Llŷn Coastal Festival Photographic Competition Results (27/7/12)

The winners of the 2012 Llŷn Coastal Festival photography competition will be printed thanks to sponsorship from Tonnau, Pwllheli and AONB Llyn and displayed as part of the Llŷn and the Sea art exhibition to be held at Capel Seilo, Nant Gwrtheyrn from Sunday 12th- Friday 17th August 2012. The results are as follows:

First Prize: Olion o amser a fu - Sonya Jones
Second Prize: Porth Ysgaden -Tomos Williams
Third Prize: Herio'r Bella - Cai Erith Williams

View all of the entries by clicking here... Thanks to everyone who entered the competition!


'Olion o amser a fu' - Sonya Jones. Winner of the photographic competition.
  


Wakestock Latest (4/7/12)


With the campsite opening and the first day of wakeboarding action in Pwllheli tomorrow (see schedule here...), Wakestock Festival organisers have insisted that romours that they had considered cancelling the festival are incorrect. However, they have said that the recent wet weather has prompted them to arrange park and ride facilities from Pwllheli to help prevent problems on the car park fields at the festival site in Penrhos. Organisers posted this update on Facebook this evening:

'The build up of the festival is progressing well and on schedule at Wakestock. Like the rest of the country the site has received a significant amount of rainfall over the past few months and weeks. Due to this the car parking fields are fairly soft and this may cause some difficulty when driving on or off the site. Wakestock has therefore arranged a park and ride location at Pwllheli Marina in the Yacht Club car park where festival goers can park up and meet the shuttle bus service which drops off right at the festival entrance. The shuttle buses run on a continuous loop between Pwllheli Maes, the Yacht Club and the Wakestock Festival site at Pen Rhos. This facility is also available for people dropping off and picking up festival goers. The car parks at the festival site will be open but it is recommended that car users use the park and ride as an alternative to avoid potential delays.'

For the latest information on the festival visit www.wakestock.co.uk


 

Angen gwirfoddolwyr!

Mae angen gwirfoddolwyr i helpu yng Nghanolfan Haf Amgueddfa Forwrol Llŷn yn Nefyn yn ystod mis Awst 2012.

Bydd gwybodaeth ar gael yno am y prosiect i ailddatblygu Amgueddfa Forwrol   Llŷn, arddangosfa yn cynnwys hologram o Goron Enlli, gwybodaeth am ddigwyddiadau Gŵyl Arfordir Llŷn a bydd cynnyrch newydd Amgueddfa Forwrol Llŷn ar werth. Bydd raffl gyda llun olew a beintiwyd yn arbennig gan yr arlunydd Denise Henry.

Y gobaith yw agor y siop 4 diwrnod yr wythnos (Dydd Mercher, Dydd Gwener, Dydd Sadwrn, Dydd Sul)  o 11-1 tan ac 1-3pm trwy fis Awst 2012. Bydd angen dau wirfoddolwr yno drwy’r amser.

Cysylltwch os hoffech chi gefnogi Amgueddfa Forwrol Llŷn trwy wirfoddoli am hanner diwrnod, diwrnod cyfan neu fwy! Am fwy o wybodaeth ac i gofnodi eich diddordeb cysylltwch â Haf Williams ar 01758 721698.
  Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed to run Llŷn Maritime Museum’s 'summer centre' in Nefyn during August 2012.

The shop will contain information about the redevelopment of the Llŷn Maritime Museum, an exhibition including a hologram of the Bardsey Crown, advertise Llŷn Coastal Festival events and new Llŷn Maritime Museum Merchandise will be on sale. An oil painting created especially for the Museum by Denise Henry will be raffled.

The shop aims to be open 4 days a week (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) from 11-1 and 1-3pm throughout August 2012. Two volunteers will need to be present at all times.

Please get in touch if you would be willing to support Llŷn Maritime Museum by volunteering for half a day, a whole day or more! For more information and to register your interest contact Haf on 01758 721698.
 
 

Tourism Bootcamp for those interestred in running own business (22/6/12)

The Enable Fund, as part of Llwyddo yng Ngwynedd, a scheme which encourages entreprenership in Gwynedd, is offering help to those who may want to transform their hobby into a new business. Bootcamps are being held within the next week for outdoor activity enthusiasts, both in Welsh and English. Find out more here...



Llŷn Coastal Festival Photographic Competition Update (19/6/12)

Entries are now coming in for the photographic competition which is being held as part of the Llŷn Coastal Festival. The winner gets to display their winning photo at an exhibition which is being held in Nant Gwrtheyrn from the 12th to the 17th August.

For more information about the festival, how to enter the competition or to view the photos which have already been submitted, click here...


 
 
Waterspout off Pwllheli (14/6/12)

Yesterday's early morning showers included thunder, lightning and even a waterspout off Pwllheli - sometimes called a 'tornado over water', waterspouts do not suck up water from the sea. Thanks to Huw Parry for posting this photo on our Facebook page, click for a larger version:



There is also another photo of the waterspout on the Daily Post website...




Fundraising Ball in aid of Soldiers (6/6/12)

A Masquerade Ball is being held on the 23rd June 2012 at Swn Y Mor, Criccieth in support of our soliders in Afghanistan. Pam Lloyd George and Ruth Gardner both have close relatives on active service and have witnessed the stress and worry for the families left behind. We want to show the troops that whether or not we agree with them being there we fully support them and that they are constantly in our thoughts.

The Ball is on the last night of Criccieth Festival and will be ideally placed to watch the fireworks from the castle at the end of the night.

On Monday 18 June a charity fun run is also being organised, and teams from local businesses will be collecting sponsorship and will be racing in fancy dress along Criccieth beach. Prizes have been donated for the best fancy dress costume, most sponsorship collected and of course first past the post. Businesses involved include: Idris Cafe, Blue China, Swy Y Mor, Blodau Eleri, Moncrieffe Hair & Beauty, Caffi Cwrt, Prince of Wales and many more still to be confirmed.

Tickets for the ball are £10 per person, with a discount for families of serving military, there is a buffet provided by MrT's catering, Live Music by Timeless and an exciting raffle, there will also be a prize for the best Mask. Any one wishing to get involved, buy tickets, donate money or prizes should get in touch with either Ruth Gardner or Mark Thomas on 01766 523 038 or email mrtscatering@mail.com


For more information click here...

 

Cystadleuaeth Ffotograffiaeth - Photographic Competition (1/6/12)

Rhwng 12 – 17 Awst 2012, cynhelir arddangosfa gelf unigryw yng Nghapel Seilo yn nyffryn hudol Nant Gwrtheyrn. Bydd yr arddangosfa o’r enw ‘Llŷn a’r Môr’ yn cynnwys gwaith artistiaid a ffotograffwyr lleol  gan bortreadu harddwch grymus arfordir Llŷn. Ymhlith yr artistiaid sydd wedi cadarnhau y bydd eu gwaith yno y mae: Turtle Photography, Elaine Jeffreys, Tony Jones, Llinos Evans (myfyrwraig sy’n astudio celf yng Ngholeg Meirion-Dwyfor, Pwllheli).

Mae’n bleser arbennig gennym gyhoeddi ein bod yn lansio cystadleuaeth a fydd yn rhoi’r cyfle i un ohonoch arddangos ffotograff o’ch gwaith yn yr arddangosfa unigryw hon yn Nant Gwrtheyrn. Ar y cyd gyda Tonnau, Pwllheli, rydym yn hynod falch o gyhoeddi y bydd y ffotograff buddugol yn cael ei fframio ac i’w weld yn yr arddangosfa a fydd yn para 5 diwrnod.

Y cyfan sydd angen i chi ei wneud er mwyn cystadlu yw ebostio ffotograff, sy’n cyd-fynd â’r thema ‘Llŷn a’r môr/Llŷn and the sea’, at webmaster@llyn.info. Cystadleuaeth i ffotograffwyr amatur yw hon. Un ffotograff yn unig a ganiateir i bob ymgeisydd. Rhowch bennawd i’ch ffotograff os gwelwch yn dda, a nodi eich enw. Diwrnod cau ar gyfer cyflwyno ffotograffau: Gorffennaf 1af 2012.

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From 12th-17th August 2012, a unique art exhibition is to be held at Capel Seilo, in the magical, Nant Gwrtheyrn. The exhibition entitled ‘Llŷn and the Sea’, will showcase the works of local artists and photographers aimed at displaying the power and beauty of Llŷn’s coastline. Confirmed artists include: Turtle Photography, Elaine Jeffreys, Tony Jones, Llinos Evans (Art student from Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, Pwllheli).

We are delighted to announce the launch of a competition which will allow one of you the opportunity to have your photograph displayed at this unique exhibition in the spectacular setting of Nant Gwrtheyrn. In partnership with Tonnau, Pwllheli, we are pleased to announce that the winner will have their photograph framed and then displayed at the 5 day art exhibition.

In order to take part, all that is needed is to email a picture, suitable to the theme ‘Llŷn a’r  môr/Llŷn and the sea’, to webmaster@llyn.info. This competition is only open to non professional artists and photographers. Only one photograph per person may be submitted. Please provide a caption for your photograph and your name. Deadline for submission of photographs: July 1st 2012.

 
 
Llŷn Land and Seafood Festival (29/5/12)

This weekend sees the return of the Llŷn Land and Seafood Festival at Hafan Pwllheli. The festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday between 10.30am and 5pm. There is an entry fee for adults of £3. More information can be found by clicking here...

 
 
Olympic Flame Daily Photos (29/5/12)

There was a fantastic atmosphere in Pwllheli yesterday as the Olympic Flame passed through the town, via the marina and town centre. Large crowds lined the streets to see the torch and the rest of the convoy. Amongst the torchbearers were a couple of locally well known faces, a very proud day for them, their families and indeed the whole town, which was shown off to it's full potential, basking in the warm May sunshine. Click an image for a larger version:







For more photos of the day, please see our daily photos...
 
 
Olympic Flame to visit Llŷn tomorrow (27/5/12)

As part of it's 8,000 mile journey around the UK, the Olympic Torch Relay will travel along the south-east coast of the peninsula tomorrow, before heading north from Pwllheli and on to Caernarfon.

Many are expected to turn out to see the torch as it passes through Pwllheli in the early afternoon. It will arrive in Abererch Road just after 2pm, and then head to the sailing club for a lunch break. The relay will then head around town just after 3pm, leaving Pwllheli at around 3.30pm.

There will be road closures during the period that the relay takes place, and it is therefore advisable that anyone who intends to see the flame turns up in plenty of time. There will be entertainment in the Maes during the afternoon celebrating 'Pwllheli and the world' with local people who have moved to the area from all around the globe.

Full route information, timings and watch live: BBC Torch Relay Coverage

Road closure information: Gwynedd Council


 

Wales Coastal Path Officially Opens Tomorrow (4/5/12)

Several years after the Llyn Coastal Path was opened, allowing access to the majority of our nearly 100 mile coastline, the rest of the Welsh Coast has been linked up and the complete 870 mile path opens offically tomorrow, May 5th. As part of this, new sections of the path around the peninsula have now been created along parts of the coast which was previously inaccessable, notably at Carreg-y-Defaid and near Bwlchtocyn.

Maps of the new routes and the rest of the coastal path around Wales can be found by clicking here...




E-petition Against Marine Conservation Zones (4/5/12)

The campaign against proposals for Marine Conservation Zones by the Welsh Government has quickly gained pace over the last week and more than 3,000 people have joined groups against the plans on Facebook. The Welsh Goverment say that the zones are planned to protect wildlife, but there are strong objections from many local groups, many of whom rely on access to the proposed sites to earn a living, either through fishing or tourism.

There is now an online petition calling on the Welsh Government not to create Marine Conservation Zones in North West Wales. Click here to view or sign the petition...

 
 
New Weather Station Online For Pwllheli (30/4/12)

A new website has been launched with live weather data from Hafan Pwllheli (marina) and can be accessed at www.hafanweather.co.uk
 
 

Marine Conservation Zones Could Threaten Boating & Fishing (24/4/12)

The Welsh Government has put plans forward for consultation regarding new Marine Conservation Zones which could greatly damage out local fishing industry as well as having consequences for pleasure boating around the peninsula, according to those in the industry. The restrictions are being put forward as a way of helping to protect widlife, however the local fishing and pleasure boating industries are both important employers in Llyn, and restricting these could have much wider economic consequences for the local area.

The areas which could be subject to bans on both commercial and leisure fishing as well as restrictions on other boating activity are:

The Mouth of the Dwyfor, west of Cricieth
St. Tudwal's Island East to Carreg-y-Defaid and Gimblet Rock
Ynys Enlli / Bardsey Island
The North Coast to the west of Porthdinllaen
(See maps here...)

The consultation document, and contact details for those wishing to submit their views to the Welsh Government regarding these plans can be found by clicking here...

 
 

Porthdinllaen NCI Station Gains Further Recognition (23/4/12)


The first National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) Station to open in North Wales has been awarded Declared Facility Status and is now recognised as an integral part of the network of organisations providing safety, search and rescue around the coastline of the UK.

This award follows a rigorous assessment and is the culmination of 2 years hard work by NCI volunteers to refurbish the former Coastguard lookout at Porthdinllaen near Morfa Nefyn and train a team of dedicated watchkeepers, who now keep watch over the north Llyn coast 353 days a year.

In particular the NCI team at Porthdinllaen want to thank the local community for all the support they have received, the charity is entirely funded by donations from the public and it is only as a result of people’s generosity that the station is now open.

Invaluable assistance has also been received from HM Coastguard in Holyhead and the crew of the RNLI lifeboat from Porthdinllaen, who assisted in the assessment and provided an exercise to test the response of the Coastwatch volunteers to an emergency situation.

Martin Moore from the NCI in Porthdinllaen says “This is a real milestone for us, Porthdinllaen was the first station in North Wales to open and we are proud to be recognised in this way, we hope we can contribute to the safety of everyone who uses the seas, coast paths and beaches around us”.  

There are plenty of volunteering opportunities with the NCI in North Wales, at Porthdinllaen and in several other locations where new stations have just opened or are being prepared. Most people can take part as training is provided and it can be enormously rewarding from the satisfaction of assisting someone in difficulties or just from enjoying the spectacular coastal surroundings.

Details of the NCI in North Wales can be found at www.nci-northwales.org






Above: Volunteers at the Porthdinllaen NCI Station.
Below: The refurbished Coastguard Lookout now used by the NCI.


  
  

Llyn.info Turns 10! (10/4/12)

It has now been 10 years since Llyn.info first went online as the A-Z Guide of the Llŷn Peninsula, today the site has grown into one of the most popular websites for the Llŷn Peninsula and receives over 4 million hits annually. A massive thank you to everyone who has supported the website over the years, without whom the site would not be where it is now.

There are some big plans in the pipeline for the coming months, so watch this space!
  
Here's to the next 10 years!
 

  Mae Llyn.info yn 10 oed! (10/4/12)

Mae 10 mlynedd wedi pasio ers i Llyn.info fynd ar-lein am y tro cyntaf fel 'The A-Z Guide to the Llŷn Peninsula', erbyn heddiw mae'r gwefan wedi tyfu i fod un o'r gwefannau mwya poblogaidd Pen Llŷn, yn denu dros 4 miliwn o 'hits' bob blwyddyn. Diolch yn fawr iawn o bawb sydd wedi cefnogi'r gwefan dros y blynyddoedd, hebddyn nhw fasai'r gwefan ddim lle mae o rwan.

Mae 'na gynlluniau mawr ar y gweill dros y misoedd nesaf, felly cadwch lygad!
 
Dan ni'n edrych ymlaen at y 10 mlynedd nesaf!
  
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