The Llyn peninsula, with a line of volcanic hills forming its backbone, extends westwards from Snowdonia to the sheer cliffs of Mynydd Mawr at its tip overlooking Bardsey Island (Ynys Enlli), a famous place of pilgrimage. Its stunning varied Heritage Coast falls within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, some owned by the National Trust. A predominantly Welsh speaking area, Llyn has welcomed generations of visitors. Its rugged cliffs, rocky headlands, sheltered estuaries and coves, dunes, and sandy beaches provide numerous habitats for wildlife. The beautiful landscape offers great historical interest, including one of Britain's most spectacular Iron Age hillforts and small churches on the ancient Pilgrim coastal routes to Bardsey. Llyn's unique landscape is best explored on foot to appreciate its beautiful scenery, wildlife and history.