Llangybi lies in the heart of the Llyn Peninsula about three and half miles from the southern coast. Part of the charm of our little village is that it is tucked away in the midst of the North Wales countryside. A consequence of this peaceful isolation is that the roads leading into the village are generally quiet and also often narrow in places. Some stretches are single track roads with passing places. Although there is little traffic into and out of Llangybi, should you meet an oncoming vehicle on one of the narrow sections, then someone will need to reverse back to the nearest passing place. Understandably agricultural vehicles, which sometimes travel on the roads from field to field, cannot really reverse at all.
At the end of a long drive, navigating the narrow lanes might be more than you would care to do, so there are some routes into the village which are better than others.
Llangybi lies approximately in the middle of a triangle of main A roads. To the east is the A487, which runs between Porthmadog in the south east and Caernarfon in the north. To the west is the A499, which runs from Caernarfon in the north to Pwllheli in the south west. The A497 completes the triangle running west to east from Pwllheli to Porthmadog.
Route mapping software will invariably direct travellers along the A487 and then turn them off the main road at Glan Dwyfach via route A. While this is arguably the prettiest route, it is about seven miles long and much of that route is single track with passing places.
So if coming from the north it might be better to turn onto the A499 south of Caernarfon and then turn east at the village of Y Ffor, via route C, which is about half the distance. Many of the lanes on this route are wide enough to pass oncoming vehicles with ease.
Similarly if arriving from the south, it may be better to go through Porthmadog and onto the A497. Then turn north at Chwilog and travel on to Llangybi via route B. While these two alternative routes are longer overall, they contain fewer narrow roads and may make for a more relaxing final leg of your journey.
Once on one of these alternative routes your satellite navigation will be able to easily direct you the last part of the journey.
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