Walking in Wales

Wales is open for walking all the year round

Fast Facts:

• Wales has an extensive network of coastal and inland paths for walkers
• The 100's of miles of Coastal Paths which are suitable for walkers of all abilities and in parts for cyclists and horse riders covers a large percentage of the coast, crossing farmland, coastal heath, dunes, salt-marsh, foreshore, cliffs and pockets of woodland
• The Anglesey Coastal Path links 36 coastal villages and towns and is a fantastic circular route for anyone
• There are over 80 churches on Anglesey and half of these are on the Coastal Path
• St Dwynwen’s Day is the Welsh patron saint of lovers, which makes her the Welsh equivalent of St Valentine. She founded a convent on Llanddwyn and the remains of Dwynwen’s church can still be seen today

Put your best walking boots on and explore!

Choose from wandering along gently undulating landscapes suitable for walkers of all ages and abilities, follow one of the many number of heritage trails or take a guided walk which will reveal more of Wales's history.

Wherever you go, the views will be spectacular and there is nothing quite like walking through maritime heathland on a summer’s day with blue sky and white clouds above a sea of purple around you and blue water offshore.

There are also many excellent guide books on sale at local newsagents with detailed routes and maps but here’s a simple quick guide to get you started for the Isle of Anglesey, for other areas please enter GENERAL WALKING INFORMATION above.

1. Newborough/Llandwyn Island. This small town is off the A4080, with a pay car park near the beach which is signposted from the village. The area is protected by Anglesey Coastal Heritage, so keep to paths in the forest and read the signs. Wardens do patrol. From the car park turn either left onto the beach for Aber Menai point and views to Caernarfon or right for the long beach leading to the island. There is also endless woodland.
2. Holyhead Mountain. Access from South Stack Lighthouse, passing Ellin’s Tower. Climb up above both on the worn path for spectacular views of the lighthouse and further up to see Holyhead and the harbour, Llyn Peninsular, Trearddur Bay and West Anglesey. This is also a bird watcher’s paradise.
3. Wylfa, Cemlyn & Cemaes Bay. Park near the power station and turn either left for Wylfa Head and Cemlyn Bay, walk the coastal path, headland and across the path near the lagoon, or turn right for Cemaes across fields and the coastal path for the pubs and shops of Cemaes Bay.

4. Traeth Ora. A secluded bay only accessible on foot. There is a car park near Lligwy (off A5025 Moelfre/Amlwch Road) and you can walk from either Traeth Lligwy or from near the Pilot Boat Inn across fields. Sections of this coastal path are above secluded and sandy bays and some through bracken. Nearby is Bodafon Mountain (across the main road). It is only 584 feet high but provides views of the whole island.

Remember to bring your walking boots and a suitable waterproof jacket.

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