Walking on Anglesey
Whether the whole focus of your holiday is walking, or you just fancy a stroll as a break from the beach Anglesey has a lot to offer. The 125-mile coastal path takes in a huge variety of landscapes, stunning beaches, towering cliffs, dunes and greasy headlands. The path can be split into smaller sections and made into circular walks or perhaps get a bus back to your starting point. Here are some of our favourite walks:
Beaumaris - nearby Penmon point is a spectacular spot for a walk. Park the car and explore the old priory and dovecote then walk down to the point for views across to Puffin Island. During the summer season there is even a quaint little café here.
Newborough - a walk not to be missed is from the main car park at Newborough, along the endless sandy beach with its views over to the Llŷn Peninsula, and on to Llanddwyn island, though be careful not to get cut off by the tide! The return walk could be made through Newborough forest.
Benllech - take a walk along the coastal path up towards Moelfre. The path passes along the top of steep slopes and is narrow in places, but it is a stunning walk. You also pass the pretty cove and beach at Traeth Bychan then into Moelfre where you could easily get the bus back.
Moelfre - another fabulous section of the coastal path goes up towards Amlwch. In the village itself you pass the Seawatch centre and lifeboat station then up on the headland is the sculpture commemorating the wreck of the Royal charter, eventually you descend to Traeth Dulas where you could get the bus back or continue to Amlwch.
Trearddur Bay - for a short stroll there is nothing nicer than the coastal walk to the White Eagle pub for lunch, or even dinner on a mid-summer evening! Further up the coast is spectacular walking above the imposing sea cliffs at South Stack and down to the lighthouse, or take a circular walk around Holyhead Mountain.
Rhosneigr - from the village its great to walk along the beach and over to Cable Bay to view the ancient burial chamber. You could detour to the Oystercatcher café and take a circular walk around Llyn Maelog for a spot of bird watching.
Cemaes Bay - a short drive takes you to the unique landscape of Parys Mountain where you can take a circular walk to explore the 18thcentury copper mines. Notice boards give you a brief history of the area or go the port at Amlwch and visit the small heritage centre where you can learn more.
Central Anglesey - the walk up The Dingle in Llangefni is a good all year-round walk, great with children and accessible with a pram. The path takes a leafy little valley with a lovely stream, across boardwalks and up to two reservoirs, with sculptures and points of interest on the way to keep the kids happy