Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path
The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path is a developing long distance route that follows much of the island’s coastline. The path primarily caters for walkers however cyclists and horse riders can also enjoy certain sections.
The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path falls within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) which covers 95% of the coast. It passes through landscape that includes a mixture of farmland, coastal heath, dunes, salt-marsh, foreshore, cliffs and a few small pockets of woodland. This includes a National Nature Reserve (NNR).
Length: 125 miles / 200km
Total height gain: 4,174m / 13,695ft
Official start point: St Cybi's Church, Holyhead (grid ref. SH247 826)
Average no. of days to complete: 12
Towns/villages directly on the path: 20
Possible to complete all sections using public transport: Yes
Holyhead Mountain (highest point on the island), South Stack lighthouse and sea cliffs, sea arches at Bwa Gwyn (Rhoscolyn), Ynys y Fydlyn (Carmel Head), and Porth Wen, Llanddwyn island, Menai Suspension bridge, Britannia Bridge, Llangwyfan (Aberffraw) Llanbadrig and St Tysilio (Menai Bridge) churches, Cemlyn Nature Reserve, and Penmon Point and Priory. Also chough, peregrine falcon, terns, porpoises, seals and springtime wild flowers.
Oliver Cromwell stayed at the George & Dragon in Beaumaris in 1643. The Morris Brothers of Pentre-Eiriannell, Dulas in 1700s. Charles Dickens wrote a diary of events about the wrecking of the Royal Charter in Moelfre, 1859. Charles Tunnicliffe lived and illustrated wildlife at Malltraeth (1950-1979). Kyffin Williams (artist) lived on the Menai Strait. The famous village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.
Friends of the Anglesey Coastal Path
Anyone who has completed the full 125 miles of the Coastal Path can now be rewarded with a special badge and a certificate recognising this achievement. To claim your badge please fill in the online form on the Friends of the Anglesey Coastal Path website.
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