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Anglesey Coast Path Day 1

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Anglesey Coast Path Day 1
Author: , Published: 06 Nov 2012 Walk rating : Rating:star1 Anglesey Coast Path Day 1 Walking Guide star1 Anglesey Coast Path Day 1 Walking Guide star1 Anglesey Coast Path Day 1 Walking Guide star1 Anglesey Coast Path Day 1 Walking Guide star1 Anglesey Coast Path Day 1 Walking Guide
Anglesey, Holy Island
Walk Type: Coastal
Anglesey Coast Path Day 1
Length: 11 miles,  Difficulty: boot Anglesey Coast Path Day 1 Walking Guide boot Anglesey Coast Path Day 1 Walking Guide boot Anglesey Coast Path Day 1 Walking Guide boot Anglesey Coast Path Day 1 Walking Guide
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Anglesey is a walker's paradise and this is day one of the 125 mile coast path that circumnavigates the whole island. This route starts at the church of St Cybi's in the port town of Holyhead and finishes at the lovely little beach at Treaddur Bay, taking in South Stack lighthouse and Holyhead mountain on the way.

Unless you have two cars then this walk requires the use of a bus. You have a choice of parking at either Holyhead and then getting a bus back at the end of the walk or parking at Treaddur Bay getting the bus first and walking back to the car. My advice would be to do the latter, car parking is available for free in Treaddur Bay and I always prefer to get the bus journey out of the way as then I am free to dawdle and not worry about missing the last bus.

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Walk Sections

Start to Country Park
Start to Country Park

Start point: 53.3117 lat, -4.6326 long
End point: 53.3206 lat, -4.668 long

The traditional start point for the coastal path is St Cybi's church in Holyhead (there is even a little sign in the churchyard you can have your photo taken by). Head north out of the churchyard through the walls of the old Roman Fort. You go through the adjacent car park and then head down hill to the main road next to the port. Keep heading in a north westerly direction until you reach the junction with Prince of Wales Road, turn left here and you find yourself walking towards the marina. There is a path that runs parallel to the road that takes you closer to the water before passing the lifeboat station and rejoining the road by a mini roundabout. Turn right and follow the lane which zig zags up a gentle hill and then drops down to the end of the breakwater. You now keep to the path that follows the coast and enters the Breakwater Country Park.

Country Park to Holyhead Mountain summit
Country Park to Holyhead Mountain summit

Start point: 53.3206 lat, -4.668 long
End point: 53.3133 lat, -4.6759 long

Breakwater Country Park is the remains of the quarry where the stone came from for the breakwater. The footpath is well signposted onwards with the Anglesey Coast Path logo (a tern on a blue background). You go uphill across a shoulder of land and then more gentle climbing as you start to head up the slopes above the sea and round North Stack. Head south along the top of the grass/bracken/heather slopes above Gogarth Bay until a path on your left is visible which heads almost straight up Holyhead Mountain. The path is steep and loose and involves a fair bit of effort but the views are worth it. You can watch ferries leave the port below and sail all the way to Ireland which is visible on the horizon if it's a clear day. There is a path down next to the way you came up which takes you back to the main coastal path. (You do not have to do the slight detour up Holyhead Mountain if you don't want to, just keep to the waymarked path).

Holyhead Mountain summit to South Stack
Holyhead Mountain summit to South Stack

Start point: 53.3133 lat, -4.6759 long
End point: 53.3043 lat, -4.6929 long

After having dropped back down to the main coastal path turn left and head towards the radio masts ahead. Once you have passed these you arrive at an old concrete bunker type building with the spectacular view down on South Stack lighthouse. If it's spring or early summer then the cliffs will be white with sea birds. If you keep going across the top of the cliffs you soon come to the RSPB cafe and the observation point at Ellin's Tower. If you have the time and inclination then you can pay to go down to the lighthouse and have a closer look at all the birds.

South Stack to Porth Dafarch
South Stack to Porth Dafarch

Start point: 53.3043 lat, -4.6929 long
End point: 53.2879 lat, -4.6516 long

From Ellin's Tower walk back up to the lane and follow this downhill. At the T junction at the bottom of the hill cross straight over and follow the path that runs next to the road until just after a left hand corner you cross the lane again and continue to follow the waymarked path that runs along the edge of the coast. The path is not that distinct at this point and the waymarking not so great but if you keep the sea to your right you won't go too far wrong and will not get lost. Soon you will find yourself back on the lane by the small cove of Porth Dafarch with its little sandy beach.

Porth Dafarch to Treaddur Bay
Porth Dafarch to Treaddur Bay

Start point: 53.2879 lat, -4.6516 long
End point: 53.2794 lat, -4.6161 long

Porth Dafarch is nearly at the end of the walk but if you need a comfort break then there are toilets and picnic benches and sometimes an ice cream van. A signpost (illustrated) points the way forwards along the coast which you follow for about half a mile before rejoining the lane again. You walk along the road for 200 yards or so before back on the grass for another 200 yards. At this point you come back out onto the lane again as if you had never left it, follow this all the way to Treaddur Bay (it's only about 1/2 a mile).

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The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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