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Spending the Weekend in Anglesey: A Tourist’s Guide (Part 2)

Anglesey

Spending the Weekend in Anglesey: A Tourist’s Guide (Part 2)

The Coast Path in Anglesey is a circular, 140-mile route. It is a glorious walk many people who come to visit the area aspire to take. If you are thinking about taking a trip to Anglesey, this blog post will suggest how to split the trail into halves if you want to walk the whole circular route.

Top Three Anglesey Coastal Path walks

1 – Llanfair PG to Brynsiencyn

This delightful stretch of the coast path takes you from the most northern tip of Anglesey to a point just south of Mayfair and the most southerly point on the island. The route is easily navigable, with a mix of limestone cliffs and wide sandy beaches.

Stunning views of the Menai Straits and the Snowdonia National Park will constantly be on your mind. You will be able to enjoy the Instagram-worthy view for the seven-mile walk.

2 – South Stack and North Stack

This little walk will take you to the two most spectacular headlands on the island. The walk is only a few miles long, but it will take you two hours to reach the South Stack and a further hour to reach North Stack.

The five-mile circular walk on the Anglesey Coastal Path takes you from the southern tip to the northern tip of the island and is an absolute ‘must-do’ for all visitors to the area.

3 – Aberffraw to St Cwyfan’s Church

This is a gentle walk that can take you past the ruins of Rhosyr Castle and the village of Rhosbeach, along the limestone cliffs and sandy beaches. The path takes you past the burial site of Owain Gwynedd and the church of St Cwyfan’s.

The walk takes you through the village of Morawelon, and you will have the opportunity to explore the area and find a relaxing spot to stop and admire the views.

Points of Interest along the Coast Path

1 – Aberffraw Bay (Traeth Mawr)

This is a perfect location to view wildfowl, such as the Bar-tailed Godwit and the Redshank. The Bar-tailed Godwit is a rare sight, and its numbers have dropped, but you will be able to see it on this stretch of the Anglesey Coastal Path, as will the Redshank, which can be found in large numbers here.

The wetland area at the head of the bay is marshy and a great place for bird watching. The National Trust have made the area accessible to walkers and nature lovers.

2 – Bryn Celli Ddu

At the far north of the island on the Anglesey Coastal Path, the cliffs rise to the highest point at Bryn Celli Ddu (Bryn CelliDhu) at around 418 metres above sea level. You will be able to see the hills of Snowdonia in the distance when you climb the path to the top of the cliffs.

3 – Enjoy Welsh Cakes

Welsh cakes are a popular delicacy in Wales and are known around the world. A traditional Welsh cake is a slightly sweet tasting pastry, which is cooked on a griddle. They are delicious with a cup of tea or coffee. Most people who visit the area can’t resist having one.

Conclusion

If you enjoy walking, and especially if you want to stay in the area for a while, this walk takes you to the most scenic locations on Anglesey, and you can even enjoy a few short detours to see some other great areas.

Should you need to rest along the way, visit one of the Anglesey camping sites at Canvas Hamlet! We have created three luxury pop up glampsites! Each site has fully kitted out bell tents (and a shepherd’s hut at Forge Farm) available for booking. We have three

locations this year, Forge Farm Near Llangollen, Anglesey and Bala!