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Walks to explore the area - Isle of Anglesey

Walking is one of the best ways to experience the Welsh coastline with over 800 miles of path to explore, taking you over impressive cliff-tops and across beautiful beaches. Here are a few of our favourites and recommendations to show you the best of the coastline

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Short walks

Llyn Maelog and Traeth Llydan
2.25 miles / 3.6 km (circular)

A circular walk near the village of Rhosneigr. The first section takes you along a fully accessible boardwalk to a viewing platform at the edge of the lake; fringed with reeds and a haven for birds. The walk continues around the lake. Find out more about this circular walk in Rhosneigr.

Aberffraw village, estuary, beach and dunes
2.5 miles / 3.75km (circular)

A short walk which takes in the village of Aberffraw, the pretty Ffraw estuary and the beach, before returning via the dunes.

Holyhead to South Stack
2.75 miles / 4.25 km

A moderately challenging walk starting in the Breakwater Country Park in Holyhead. The route heads over the mountain and Coast Path to the iconic South Stack. It is possible to return via well defined paths around the other side of the mountain and back to the park.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch to Menai Bridge
3 miles / 5 km

Use this lovely walk with great views across to the mainland as an opportunity to learn how to say the name of this famous village! The walk passes under both bridges to the island - Stephenson’s 1850 Brittania Bridge and Telford’s 1826 Menai Suspension Bridge. (Bus)

Beaumaris to Penmon Point
4.5 miles / 7.25 km 

Enjoy a wander around Beaumaris with its rich Georgian architecture before heading along the coast where you’ll enjoy superb views of the Carneddau mountains across the Menai Strait. At Penmon Point you’ll see Puffin Island, a protected habitat because of its large cormorant population (but no puffins!)

Moelfre to Dulas (Pilot Boat)
4.5 miles / 7.25 km

This walk, with fantastic coastal views throughout, runs from the picture-postcard village of Moelfre to the popular beach of Traeth Lligwy and little visited beach of Traeth yr Ora, before heading inland along the Dulas estuary to the Pilot Boat pub. The Path passes by the memorial to those lost in the 1859 Royal Charter and 1959 Hindlea shipwreck disasters. (Bus)

Long walks

Pentraeth and Red Wharf Bay
5.5 miles / 8.8 km

A circular walk which begins in the centre of Pentraeth village. The path heads down a pretty wooded track to the beach of Red Wharf Bay (so named after the colour of its sand). Continue through the coniferous Pentraeth forest, offering an elevated view of the bay – watch out for the resident red squirrels. Find out more about the circular walk in Pentraeth.

St Seiriol
6 miles / 9.6 km

A circular walk from the centre of Llangoed, through fields and tracks to Penmon Point, overlooking Ynys Seiriol, or Puffin Island. This is the most easterly point on Anglesey. On your return you will pass Penmon Priory and St Seiriol’s holy well.

Amlwch Port to Cemaes
8.25 miles / 13.25 km 

From the historic and picturesque Amlwch Port the path leads to low rocky cliffs and the spectacular bays of Porth Llechog (Bull Bay) and Porthwen before passing the remote Llanbadrig church and entering the coastal village of Cemaes. (Bus from Amlwch town centre to Cemaes, not Sundays)

Four Mile Bridge to Treaddur
9 miles / 14.5 km

The path begins along the shore then heads inland and passes through woodland. It soon follows a beautiful and diverse stretch of coastline with rocky inlets, sandy coves and striking cliffs before reaching the coastal village of Treaddur Bay. Find out more about this walk Four Mile Bridge to Treaddur walk (section 11)

Llyn Rhos Ddu to Aberffraw
13 miles / 21 km

Passing through a National Nature Reserve, you’ll enjoy walking among dunes, conifer forest and along huge expanses of beach leading to the delightful island of Llanddwyn. The final stretch of the walk is a mix of farmland and dunes. Find out more about the Llyn Rhos Ddu to Aberffraw walk (section 9).

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