Anglesey Walking Network Group

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Anglesey Walking and Rambling Activity Network
This website is produce by a co-operative of associations, activity providers and accommodation providers on the island of Anglesey as a result of an initiative on the part of Ynys Mon County Council/Isle of Anglesey County Council, funded by the EU to promote walking as a leisure activity.

The Isle of Anglesey is a wonderful place for a walking holiday or walking days out as it offers a range of footpaths suitable for all ages and abilities. It is the largest island in Wales, much of the island is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and you will soon discover why when you visit. It is also been awarded international Geopark status which you can read more about within this website.

The scenery has evolved as a result of the geology of the area and the climate, the islands’ rock formation is pre-cambrian one of oldest in the world and the Gulf Stream ensures a temperate climate throughout the year. The scenery to be explored varies from rolling sand dunes, 60 sites of special scientific interest to long golden beaches. There is an abundance of historical sites many of which date back as far as the Iron and Bronze ages and some reflecting the more recent industrial heritage of the island such as copper mining and brick working.

Anglesey (known as the mother of Wales, Mam Cymru) offers the visitor the opportunity to experience the Celtic culture and language unique to the principality of Wales and one of the oldest of the worlds living languages. Many areas open to the walker are a legacy of those ancient Celtic traditions.

Wildlife is a stunning attraction for the walker, from many of the walks can be seen marine wildlife such as bottlenose dolphins and porpoises, some rare birdlife, choughs are found at Holy Island and the red squirrel has a protected home on Anglesey.

The coastal path is covers 125 miles around the perimeter of the island and meanders through some of the most dramatic coastlines, on a sunny day it’s positively Mediterranean in feel. It is maintained by Isle of Anglesey County Council, which in recent years has had a programme of upgrading and maintaining the path to benefit locals and visitors alike. It was officially opened in 2006 by the First Minister for Wales Rhodri Morgan.The society “Friends of the Coastal Path” are a group of willing volunteers who also help with the upkeep of the path.
Walking the Coastal Footpath is one of the best ways to experience the island. The scenery ranges from the dramatic Holyhead Mountain, which is the highest point on Anglesey, with views towards Snowdonia and the Lleyn Peninsula, and sea cliffs teaming with wildlife, round to South Stack lighthouse, to the golden expanses of sand at Lligwy and Newborough beaches. It passes through forest and glorious open countryside at the National Trust land of Menachdy and sites of historical interest with such choices as Sir Thomas Telford's Menai Suspension Bridge, Porth Wen an form brickworking site and Llys Rhosyr the site of the court of the ancient Prince of Wales. Many picturesque small towns and villages are part of the route; Beaumaris a World Heritage Site, with castle, Jacobean courthouse and Victorian gaol, Moelfre a tiny fishing village with a poignant maritime history, and Cemaes with its quaint harbour are but a few of the places to visit.

There are many inland walks around gently lapping lakes and green peaceful countryside.

Some of the more accessible shorter walks
Gors Coch
Newborough Forest
The Dingle
Breakwater Park Holyhead
Moelfre to Lligwy
Lake Cefni

More challenging, longer walks
Carmel head
Lake Alaw
Holyhead Mountain
Mynydd Bodafon

Many of the accommodation providers on the island offer transport and luggage transfer to assist walkers and ramblers so once you’ve arrived here you can revel in the luxury of leaving the car behind. The island, which is joined to the mainland by two bridges, has a variety of places to stay ranging from top class hotels with five star grading by Visit Wales to lower budget camping and bunkhouses. A selection of these providers can be found on this website by clicking to the left of this page.

If you want a break from walking, or if your companion doesn’t share your interest, then look no further than Anglesey. This a plethora of choice for both children and adults. Please see the comprehensive list on the left hand side of the web-site.

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