Walking on the Isle of Anglesey
Going for a walk on the Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Mon) is a pleasure in itself. Often overshadowed by the mountains of Snowdonia, Anglesey is an unspoilt haven for walkers, with plenty of routes and trails to choose from.
Much of the island is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the island’s rich heritage, vibrant wildlife, and constant views to the mountains of the mainland and the Llŷn Peninsula make coastal walking a delight.
The Anglesey Coastal Path spans over 125 miles and explores every corner of the island. On any one journey you can pass towering cliffs, sandy beaches, breath-taking mountains, woodlands, historical landmarks, and pretty coastal towns. The entire coastal path is not for the faint hearted, it involves climbing 13,695 feet on an island claimed to be flat! If you don’t have the time (or energy!) we’ve picked out some of our favourite sections of the Anglesey Coastal Path.
Here are just a few of our favourites…
1. Llanddona Circular Walk, Anglesey
This walk starts and ends at Llanddona Beach car park and follows the Anglesey Coast Path east to Bwrdd Arthur (meaning “Arthur’s Table”), and is a large flat topped limestone hill, the site of Din Sylwy a pre-historic fort.
Distance: Approx. 4 miles
2. Aberlleiniog Castle Walk
Aberlleiniog Castle makes a wonderfully atmospheric focal point for this circular walk. The walk follows the Wales Coast Path along the shores of the Menai Straits before turning inland to discover the little-known castle of Aberlleiniog.
Distance: Approx. 4½ miles