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Epic beauty, wildlife, and prehistory — Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path

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Epic beauty, wildlife, and prehistory — Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path

Escursionismo – Raccolta by komoot

9-18

giorni

3-6 h

/ giorno

215 km

1.870 m

1.860 m

The Isle of Anglesey is a place of immense beauty where wildlife flourishes, Welsh culture thrives, and ancient sites seem ten-a-penny.

Almost the entire Anglesey coastline has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which means every step of this hike explores some of Britain’s most cherished coastal scenery.

The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path begins in Holyhead and makes a 130-mile (200 km) loop around the entire island, sticking to the coastline for the most part.

The trail explores a wonderfully-contrasting landscape of secluded beaches, coastal heath, wild dunes, farmland, salt-marshes, cliffs, woodlands, plus pretty towns and villages.

Anglesey has Wales' greatest concentration of ancient sites, many of which you see on this trail. You will see plenty of old churches and buildings along the way, too, dating from the 12th century onwards.

There is no set way to walk the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path. However, completing it clockwise, as per this Collection, means you make an epic finish on Holyhead Mountain, gazing over all you have hiked.

In this Collection, we split the route into eight stages. Of course, you can split up each stage into as many days as you are comfortable with. You can also walk any single stage, or a couple of stages, in isolation.

Every stage finishes close to accommodation, even if there are only a few options nearby. However, places to stay are not always abundant so it is worth planning in advance and scheduling any rest days accordingly.

If you are planning to arrive by public transport, you can catch a train to Holyhead, which has connecting services around Britain, typically via Chester or Crewe.

If you are planning to arrive by car, your best bet is to negotiate with a hotel or B&B a rate to stay for a night either side of your hike in Holyhead.

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    Difficile
    05:58
    23,3 km
    3,9 km/h
    110 m
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    The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path starts on Holy Island, a place of golden coastline, historic buildings, and ancient remains.

    You begin outside the 13th-century St Cybi’s Church and follow the trail around the Port of Holyhead.

    When you reach Penrhos Beach Road, it is worth a detour to see Trefignath Burial Chamber, a Neolithic tomb that was used by …

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    3,8 km/h
    280 m
    300 m
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    Rocky islets, 12th-century architecture, and expansive coastal views await on this enchanting hike.

    From Church Bay, you follow the undulating coastline past ancient cairns and soon arrive at Traeth y Fydlyn, a beach at the end of a remote valley next to the islets of Ynys y Fydlyn.

    You hike over Pen Bryn-yr-Eglwys and Carmel Head and continue along the …

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    This hike explores pretty lighthouses, historic churches, and picturesque coastline.

    With nearly 18 miles (30 kilometers) of distance and 1,125 feet (343 meters) of ascent and descent, this stage is the most challenging in the itinerary and will really test your mettle.

    From Bull Bay, the trail follows the coastline past Pwll y Tarw and through the town of Amlwch. …

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    250 m
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    Historic castles, Iron Age remains, impressive geology, and wildlife-rich bays combine to make this a memorable hike.

    From Benllech, the trail passes Benllech Sands and the impressive Castell Mawr Rock, a large limestone rock that was once an Iron Age hillfort and is now a sanctuary for nesting seabirds.

    You continue around Red Wharf Bay, a vast sandy beach and …

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    This stage affords wonderful walking and the opportunity to step inside a Neolithic burial chamber.

    The hike begins with a sharp ascent through woodland before you emerge into open countryside.

    It is then a gradual descent to the Menai Suspension Bridge, which was built in 1826 to link Anglesey with mainland Wales.

    You continue along the coastline until the Afon …

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    This stage takes you to one of the best places in Britain to spot the rare red squirrel.

    From Dwyran, you join the Afon Braint for a short while before entering Newborough Forest, which is home to myriad species of birds, plants, insects, and mammals.

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    This stage explores golden coastline and gives you the chance to see some decorative Neolithic stones.

    At 18.3 miles (29.5 kilometers), this is the longest stage in the itinerary. However, it is level hiking throughout.

    From Aberffraw, you follow the Afon Ffraw to where it joins the sea and continue along the coast to Anglesey Circuit, where you head inland …

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    330 m
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    The final stage takes you to the highest point on Anglesey, giving you a chance to gaze over all that you have hiked.

    From Rhoscolyn Beach, the trail winds around the coastline and you can observe some impressive natural rock arches.

    You soon arrive at the golden sands of Trearddur Bay and continue along a particularly stunning stretch of coastline. …

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La Raccolta in numeri

  • Tour
    8
  • Distanza
    215 km
  • Durata
    56:43 h
  • Dislivello
    1.870 m1.860 m

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Epic beauty, wildlife, and prehistory — Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path