Ynys Llanddwyn - Malltraeth south

Ynys Llanddwyn is too good just to visit once - so this is another circular walk based on the forest car park south of Malltraeth. It follows the Malltraeth estuary from the island - with access or egress to the island through the forest.

October 2012: Traeth Penrhos - & the Malltraeth estuary from Ynys Llanddwyn

The stage is described walking the Anglesey Coast Path clockwise - but can be walked in either direction.

Description of the walk

It is important that tidal conditions are obtained beforehand - since the firm sand of the beach will not be accessible at high tide.

An alternative, but less attractive route, through the forest is available - see the Ordnance Survey Explorer map nos 262 & 263 for the route options.

The walk turns rhe corner of the Malltraeth estuary and after a few hundred metres takes a trun across the grassland and into the forest. Using a map follow the tracks to the car park.

Stage Stats

Places along the stage

Stage Title Comment
Stage terminus Ynys Llanddwyn tower
Passage point Traeth Pehrhos
Passage point Traeth Malltraeth
Stage terminus Malltraeth south forest car park

Stage Stats

Stage Title Comment
Distance 8.1 km
Terrain type coast flat
Lowest point 0 m [amsl]
Highest point 24 m [amsl]

Walk Log

Date walked Who Walking time hr Av. speed kmh Stoppage hr Direction
31 October 2014 KJM, HMM 1.8 hours 4.4 1.35hr anti-clockwise

Points of Interest

Ynys Llanddwyn Ynys Llanddwyn & Traeth Penrhos: October 2012: looking the island and the Lleyn Peninsula in the background from Traeth Penrhos - at low tide!
Malltraeth Sands Malltraeth Estuary: October 2012: here the path from the beach returns to the forest - reaching the network for forest tracks after a few hundred metres.
Malltraeth from Newborough Forest Malltraeth: October 2012: this is a view across the tidal estuary from the forest near the broadwalk.

Getting there & back

There is a bus stop or the forest car park about %xxxm south of Malltraeth village. Return can be via the forest to complete a circular walk{circuit: x,xkm].


Start: 30 October 2014
End: Ongoing

References & Links:

Date Title
20141226 Anglesey Coast Path [Anglesey Co Co]
20141226 Llanddwyn Island [wikipedia]

Updated KJM 26 December 2014