Half Day + Walk

DISTANCE/DURATION: 4.0 miles (6.5 km) 2 hours.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Service bus Trefin 413, *Strumble Shuttle 404 (*seasonal, hail & ride).
CHARACTER: Rugged coastal terrain, fields and livestock, reasonably level walk, stiles.
LOOK OUT FOR: Carreg Sampson Cromlech, Trwyn Llwyd quarry and Aberfelin Mill.
CAUTION: Limited parking at Aberfelin & Abercastle.

A tranquil and unspoilt walk rich in history.

Rugged but lonely, quiet and unspoilt with beautiful convoluted cliffs (watch out for the natural rock arch near PenCastell Coch) and beaches – the coastline near Trefin is especially rich archeologically.

The Carreg Sampson Neolithic burial site or cromlech (about 3000 BC) is world famous. According to legend the biblical Samson lifted the capstone into place with his finger.

Nearby, Ynys-y-Castell has the Grave of Samson’s finger – earlier this century the sides of the monument were filled in and it was used as a sheep shelter.

The ruined watermill at Trefin used for grinding wheat and barley ceased trading in 1918 and has recently been restored and made safe.

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Find this walk

Grid ref: SM835325


  • Take great care when on the Coast Path
  • Stay on the path and away from cliff edges
  • Wear boots and warm, waterproof clothing
  • Take extra care in windy and/or wet conditions
  • Always supervise children and dogs
  • Leave gates and property as you find them