Ultimate Anglesey Walks

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One of the best ways to discover Anglesey is walking along its remarkable coastal countryside. The Anglesey Coastal Path spans over 125 miles and explores every corner of the island including breath-taking mountains, historical landmarks and pretty coastal towns.

Here is a list of our ultimate Anglesey walking routes, including a mixture of different difficulties, times* and lengths.


Britannia Bridge to Menai Bridge

Menai Bridge

Although this gentle bridge to bridge route can be started in either direction, we’ve chosen to commence our walk a little further afield in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. The longest place name in Europe is an attraction alone for its one-of-a-kind title, with eager visitors regularly posing by the towns train station sign. Follow the path out of town, passing pretty countryside lanes, winding down to Britannia Bridge. Proudly standing guard are four lions, sculpted out of limestone and a monumental figure since the bridge first opened in 1850. You can decide whether to cross the water or not, but on either side, you will be met with pretty footpaths, charming buildings and historical Welsh landmarks.

A little further on is the distinctive Menai Suspension Bridge, acting as an impressive gateway into Anglesey. The landmark stands at 30m above water, allowing tall ships to sail safely through. Enjoy this walk at a steady pace to allow yourself plenty of time to take in the natural surroundings and treasures along the way.

Duration – 2.5 hours

Difficulty – easy

Length – 4.5 miles


Cemaes Bay

Cemaes Bay

Gain a true appreciation of the Anglesey coast and county in this beautiful 5 mile circular walk. Starting at Traeth Mawr in the charming Cemaes Bay, head inland where you will pass fascinating features including ancient chapels, stone buildings and picturesque country paths. Keep an eye out for the remarkable views of Porth Wen. This abandoned collection of brickworks dates back to the mid 1800s and was once the pivotal site for industrial growth in the country. Although the Victorian remains are privately owned and access is restricted, you can still experience the spectacular scenes on this coastal walk.

Numerous kissing gates later will lead you round to the impressive cliff top paths. Here you will come across another local heritage site, Llanlleiana Porcelain Works. These remains of a factory building, which closed over 100 years ago, stand tall above the shores of Porth Llanlleiana. Continue walking along the Anglesey Coastal Path and one final headland later will guide you back to Cemaes Bay.

Duration – 3.5 hours

Difficulty – moderate

Length – 5 miles


Parys Mountain to Amlwch Port

Parys Mountain

The unusually intriguing Parys Mountain is a spectacular multi-coloured landscaped that was once the largest copper mine in Europe in the late 1700s. Rich with a diverse range of striking rocks and minerals, the extremely picturesque mountain is one of the most visited sights in Anglesey. After experiencing fantastic views of this ‘Copper Kingdom’, head downhill along the path, proceeding pleasing Welsh countryside where your walk will come to a rewarding end once entering the pretty town of Amlwch. This tranquil area, which happens to be the most northerly town in Wales, has many quaint buildings and a little further north is the celebrated Amlwch Port.

Once you reach the port, find a pleasant spot on the grassy banks to relax and recuperate. From here you can admire the pretty array of boats passing to and fro.

Duration – 1.5 hours

Difficulty – moderate

Length – 3 miles


Beaumaris to Penmon Point

Beaumaris Castle

Follow in the footsteps of King Edward I and embark on your walk like a true member of the royal family at Beaumaris Castle. This incredible 13th century masterpiece is renowned for its impressive, revolutionary architecture. Discover beautiful views of the Menai Strait across the castle and begin your walk up to Penmon Point. Heading north along the Anglesey Coast Path will warrant you beautiful sights of the Carneddau Mountains (also awarded ultimate walking status in North Wales). After travelling through some more pretty coastal countryside, you will reach the endearing village of Penmon where the cherished and monumental Trwyn Du Lighthouse stands, marking the entrance to the Menai Strait.

A boat trip* over to the beautiful Puffin Island is also highly recommended, whilst in the area. The uninhabited island is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, offering spectacular scenery and is a real haven for nature lovers.

Duration – 2 hours

Difficulty – easy

Length – 4.5 miles

*Boats departing from Beaumaris


Llangefni Dingle Nature Reserve

Llangefni

This gentle and scenic walk will take you through an enchanting wooded land of pretty blooms and wildlife. The reserve is set across 43 acres of land and is extremely accessible for people of all abilities. There is a charming boardwalk, which circles just over a mile around the woodland and is suitable for people in wheelchairs and pushchairs. Gather the whole family and immerse yourself in the beautiful environment which includes, rustic structures, Cefni River and plenty of picturesque spots for picnics.

This walk is best experienced at a peaceful pace, allowing plenty of time to fully cherish the stunning surroundings.

Duration – 1 hour

Difficulty – easy

Length – 1.5 miles


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*All duration times for the walks are based on an approximation and can be taken at your own pace.

Image attribution: Charmaine

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