Anglesey Coast Path
We did this fabulous 130-mile walk as 12 one-day linear walks, about one walk a fortnight, starting in January 2015 and ending in August 2015.
We started in Holyhead and walked anticlockwise right round the island and back to Holyhead. We used Carl Rogers’ excellent guide book. We love Carl Rogers’ guide books. They set the standard for walks guides.
Our 2013 guide book started the walk in Holyhead and went anti-clockwise back to Holyhead. The 2019 guide book, which is part of the series of seven Wales Coast Path official guide books, starts the walk at Menai Bridge and goes anti-clockwise, to rejoin the Wales Coast Path at Bangor.
We traveled (two people) in one car from Conwy, parked at the end of each stage, took a bus to the start of the stage, and then walked back to the car. We used the Traveline Cymru website to check the bus times.
The bus stop was seldom more than a mile from the path.
Note: Bus services on Sundays are much-reduced.
The path was well-signposted, and most of the stiles have been replaced with kissing gates, which we liked. Great views, plenty of history, and quiet beaches.
We were very impressed by the footpath maintenance work undertaken by Anglesey Ramblers with new footbridges, long stretches of boardwalk over boggy ground, and ladder stiles replaced with kissing gates.
Highlights: Lovely winter sunsets on the west side of the island, St. Cwyfan’s Church in the Sea at Aberffraw, walking under the two bridges, Porth Wen brickworks, Cemaes village and many more.
We highly recommend the Anglesey Coast Path.
Update October 2020 We liked the Anglesey Coast Path so much, we just kept on walking! We went back to Chester and started the Wales Coast Path. We’ve now reached Carmarthen, and we hope to finish the 870-mile Coast Path in summer 2021. We’ve also walked the North Wales Path, the Snowdonia Slate Trail and the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way.
Words and pictures by Peter McFadden