This page describes the Anglesey Coast Path which is part of the Welsh Coast Path.
This path largely follows the coast of Anglesey and can be walked either clockwise or anti clockwise.
Beaumaris Oct 2014:
- the start place we are using and walking the island clockwise. Beaumaris is well known for its 13thC castle.
Description of the path
The Anglesey Coast Path takes in a variety of terrain from the hilly north and north west coast to the sandy beaches of the south west and eastern coasts.
The terrain is undulating; people regard Anglesey as flat - compared with the mountains of Snowdonia, but there are some steady climbs around the coast.
Anglesey is formed of some of the oldest rocks in the world and was planed and gouged by ice sheets several times. Settlement started early and a early passage grave is passed on the west coast. The Romans drove the Iron Age “druids” through Britain who retreated to Anglesey where the Romans massacred them. They considered the druids to be a threat and disliked their barbaric practices of human sacrifice.
The route also takes in several well known places: Llanfair PG, Aberffraw, Rhosneigr, Holyhead, Cemaes Bay, Amlwrch, Benllech and Beaumaris.
The Anglesey Coast Path is also part of the Wales Coast Path - another example of the devolved governments leading the way over their English counterparts!
Anglesey Coast Path Stats
|Lowest point||Beach eg Llanddwyn||2m [amsl]|
|Highest point||Holyhead Mountain*||~170m [amsl]|
*The path does not reach the summit of Holyhead Mountain - a short diversion will take you to the top at 220m.
The official start is Holyhead (Caergybi) but you may start start anywhere.
2. Stages Completed
The stages below are stages completed to date and follow a clockwise order around the island. The distance is taken from the gps track data.
|Llanfairpwllgwyngyll - Newborough||21.3km||coast-flat|
|Ynys Llanddwyn-Malltreath south||8.1km||coast-flat|
|Four Mile Bridge - Trearddur Bay||15.2km||coast-flat|
|Glan yr Afon - Beaumaris||12.6km||coast-flat|
3. Percent and total distance walked to date
|38%||KJM & KM||75.7km||2012-17||clockwise|
Sections of the path have been walked for several decades (as the photos testify). The aim is to complete the full circuit of the island.
Cousin Andy Lomas was close to completing the circuit (October 2014), he lives in Holyhead - so has a slight advantage in terms of access!
Points of Interest
Getting there - access
The stage termini are all generally determined by public transport access. The entire path is accessible by public transport (see official walk reference below) - planning your stage needs to take account of the bus timetable
Start: October 2012
References & Links:
|Date||Reference or link|
|20141116||Anglesey Co Co coast path home page|
|20141116||Anglesey Coast Path [wikipedia]|
Updated KJM 02 Nov 2017