This section of the Anglesey Coast Path traces the Afon Menai [Menai Straits] from Beaumaris as far as Stephenson’s Brittania Bridge. It leaves the coast for a while before dropping into Porthaethwy and a tour of the magnificent bridges that cross from the mainland.
October 2014 Telford’s 1826 Road Bridge - The path offers new perspectives of both the bridges to the island.
The stage is described walking clockwise around Anglesey- but can be walked in either direction.
Description of the walk
The walk starts on the green at Beaumaris and hugs the shore for a while, passing the pier and lifeboat house. On the southern limit of Beaumaris it turns inland and uphill - a continually steep climb gaining over 100m in height. Andy Lomas reckons the walk up to Llandegfan is steeper from Porthaethey, ie going anti-clockwise, but I think he needs to try it this way as well!
Following a drive the path veers off into open land with gorse, bracken, rock outcrops and the odd tree gathered in islands on an undulating carpet of green grass. A typical Anglesey landscape.