Other Designations

Llŷn is recognised by many agencies and authorities as a very special place. Different aspects of Llŷn’s landscape and wildlife have been designated by various agencies for reasons of conservation.

Special Area of ConservationSpecial Area of Conservation: European designation which protects rare habitats and wildlife. Pen Llŷn and the Sarnau and Llŷn Peninsula Cliffs.

Landscape of Outstanding Historic InterestLandscape of Outstanding Historic Interest: Registered by CADW, ICOMOS and Natural Resources Wales

Sites of Special Scientific InterestSites of Special Scientific Interest : A large number of sites have been designated by CCW because of their wildlife or geological interest

Llŷn Heritage CoastLlŷn Heritage Coast : A local designation which mostly covers the same section of coastline as the AONB

Bardsey IslandNational Nature Reserve: Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island), a wildlife habitat of national importance

Special Protection AreasSpecial Protection Areas: European and international designation aimed at protecting birds and their habitats. 2 areas, Aberdaron Shores and Ynys Enlli and Mynydd Cilan, Trwyn y Wylfa and Ynysoedd Sant Tudwal (St Tudwal’s Islands)