Friday, 18 July 2014

Treasure hunting on Pen Lleyn

Meinir Hughes of the National Trust
The Walking North Wales team have got together with the Llŷn Archaeological Trust, Aberdaron Link and the National Trust to create a geocaching trail around the western end of Pen Llyn. Details of all the caches can be found at (search for Aberdaron). If you haven't got a GPS or you are new to this new sport then you can borrow one of 3 units which are available free of charge from the Porth y Swnt National Trust centre on Aberdaron car park.
Gedd of the National Trust will show you how the kit works.

This is a map of the headland showing the location of all its geocaches, including some not on the trail. You can visit as many or as few as you have time for - but it does make a great day out.
This GPS trail is essentially both a treasure hunt (each cache contains interesting swap items) and a tour of the historic sites of this area. You are taken to a 19th century quayside, a mediaeval house platform, an Iron Age dwelling, the site of a mediaeval church and well, a 2nd world war observation post, a 2nd world war military camp, a non-conformist chapel, an ancient well, a secret nuclear bunker and an ancient corn mill. There is a cache at each place containing information in both Cymraeg and English. The trail was declared open today and the first 10 people to complete this treasure hunt will be able to claim a prize from Porth y Swnt.

The Porth y Swnt centre in Aberdaron carpark.

Aberdaron and Porth y Swnt. A great place to visit.

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