Today we explored the most westerly point of The Llyn peninsula. The weather was just beautiful. We stopped at the little but popular village of Abersoch first before heading to headland of Braich-y-Pwll. From here we enjoyed a walk around the headland with views across Bardsey Sound to Bardsey Island and along the Llyn peninsula.
Bardsey (Ynys Enlli) in the 13th century was the location of St Mary’s Abbey which provided sanctuary for religious refugees, bards and pilgrims many of whom chose to end their days there. The journey across to the island was treacherous and there was a church on the headland where prayers were offered for a safe journey. Today the island is a nature reserve.
It was an interesting walk with the trail being narrow at times with steep drops to the sea but the views were worth it.