Nature Walks Caernarfon
This time of year has a lovely poetic feel to it, and we know that many of our guests love to come to Morfa Lodge for the beautiful surroundings. We’ve decided to put together some nice coastal walks that you can take easily from the holiday park. We’ve written them with Dinas Dinlle Village/Beach as the start and end point to make it more accessible for people.
Dinas Dinlle and Llandwrog Wales Coastal Path Circular Walk
Start The walk at Dinas Dinlle – the classic North Wales beach with its sweeping bay and mountain views and ancient hill-fort! From this grassy hill you can admire the panoramic views and look over to Llandwrog so you know where you are heading – look for the church spire!
Follow the minor road away from the sea, past some houses and walk for about a kilometre, when you will come to a junction. Turn left here and head on for another kilometre, into the village of Llandwrog, easily spotted by the towering church spire.
The village of Llandwrog was built for the neighbouring Glynllifon estate and the centre of the village is quiet and unspoilt – a peaceful place to stroll through! You’ll also be pleased to hear that there is a wonderful pub here which is ideal for a pit stop (even if you’ve only been walking for about 2 km so far!) The Harp Inn (Ty’n Llan).
Check out St Twrog church while you’re here. Continue on past the church along the minor road that can get busy around rush hour so be careful (4-5pm). After this, just walk for another 2 km along the country roads and you’ll approach a house with a clear sign for the coastal path on the left.
This path passes the house and leads through a thicket of woodland, and then across the footbridge which goes over the Afon Carrog. Watch out during high tides as it could get a bit soggy! Follow the sea-defences for around 1 km, along the edges of Foryd Bay. This is an area of particular interest to bird watchers, so it’s worth bringing a pair of binoculars if you can!
The sea defences come to an end along a country lane, which is still marked as the coastal path. Before you reach Morfa Lodge, you’ll pass by the airport, keep an eye out for planes and helicopters, a cool site to behold! You can then head back to Dinas Dinlle or pop back into Morfa Lodge, have a sit down, a pint of beer or a cup of tea! If you like it here you’ll be happy to know that there are many lodges for sale North Wales.
Belan Peninsula Walk
Start off at Dinas Dinlle Beach at the far end of a minor road as it turns sharply right for the airport and our own Morfa Lodge Holiday park. You can either follow this path in the dunes or trek along the beach until it becomes all shingle and you can clamber back up to the grassy path. At the end of this peninsula is the mighty napoleonic fort of Fort Belan. It is now some holiday homes. Follow this road to leave from the fort for a short distance and track to your left, where you in see the remains of an RAF fort that was used during the war. Some remains still stand today.
Follow this fence to the right and then turn right, then cross the very narrow headland to the inside of Foryd Bay. The path here is faint but easily followed if you keep very close to the fence. Once you reach the Morfa Lodge Holiday Park you’ll soon reach the gate which take you to a green lane and then back to the beginning!