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Anglesey is the largest island of Wales and certainly the most attractive with exquisite views over to Snowdonia. It’s full of history and culture that has lovingly been preserved over the years making this impressive isle an intriguing visit full of pleasant surprises. Almost three quarters of the population are Welsh speaking (as well as English), all signs and information points have translations to English so don’t worry if you can’t speak Welsh. Formerly home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, Anglesey has many historic sites and notable places of interest you can visit such as, the great masterpiece that is Beaumaris Castle, the ancient monastery and dovecote of Penmon Priory, Parys Mountain near Amlwch which is home to the remains of the largest copper mine in the world, the RSPB reserve and lighthouse at South Stack in Holyhead, and not to mention the numerous long sandy beaches, fishing villages, timeworn memorials and old military sea plane bases.   

The Area

The entire Anglesey coastline was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1967 to protect the aesthetic appeal, the coastlines variety of landscape and the inhabitants from inappropriate development. This covers all 125 miles of the coastal path around Anglesey. The main features of this distinctive landscape are low cliffs alternating with coves and pebble beaches, sheer limestone cliffs interspersed with fine sandy beaches and long stretches of beautiful sand dunes. The coastline is also home to an abundance of varied wildlife such as seals, porpoises and rays in the water and wading birds, oystercatchers, redshanks, ringed plovers and gulls in the skies.

The Walking

As you follow the Welsh Coastal Path you will be guided by good waymarks and mostly clear paths, our walk notes will assist you along the way giving you detailed information on the areas and distances. On occasions, you dip inland to explore notable historic sites of the island. Walking trails are well kept therefore you can relax and absorb your surroundings. The walks themselves aren’t too challenging but keep you going for the majority of the day. On some days you can opt to walk less or more to suit the weather and your ability. 

You can combine this trek with our Llŷn Peninsula trek completing two sections of the Wales Coastal Path within two weeks. You can also opt to complete the famous ascent of Yr Wyddfa - Mount Snowdon (the highest mountain in England and Wales), either at the start or end of this trek, we offer a choice of 3 routes to the summit - easy, moderate and challenging.  Access to the mountain is just 20 minutes from Bangor which is your arrival point and can be reached by a pre-arranged taxi.

Baggage Transfer

Your bags will be transferred for you from hotel to hotel, leaving you free to travel with a day rucksack only.

Walk Grading

Self-guided: Moderate. Total ascents = 1600m. Total descents = 1620m. Total distance = 72 miles.

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Anglesey Trek

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Both standard and higher grade accommodations are good quality and have been selected for their friendliness, location and coastal charm. The standard grade accommodations include a 5* B&B with exquisite views, a mixture of delightful 3 and 4* hotels and a renowned 5* restaurant with lovely rooms. Higher grade accommodations include the above as well as a 15th century 5* townhouse inn which replaces the B&B and also a self-contained chalet next to one of the hotels. You can walk directly to all of the accommodations from the coastal path with the exception of day 5 where you will be transferred back to Cemaes for a second night there.

On 3 nights we offer a choice of higher grade accommodation. One is your first night in Beaumaris where you can opt for higher grade to a delightful 5* inn which also includes dinner, whereas the standard grade in Beaumaris is B&B only. On nights 4 & 5 the standard grade hotel we use also has a large separate chalet next to the main building. This is our higher grade accommodation and features its own living area, kitchen, bathroom and double bedroom.

Whichever category of accommodation you choose, all rooms are warm, comfortably furnished and offer private bathrooms.

Breakfast is included every day and dinner is included on 5 nights for standard grade and on 6 nights for the higher grade. Picnic lunch is not included but this may be requested from your hotel for a small fee.

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Day 1: On arrival you be collected and transferred to your first hotel (included). We recommend arriving early so that you have some time to explore the historic town of Beaumaris. If opting for the standard grade accommodation, your first night will be B&B, therefore depending on your arrival time, we can arrange your evening meal at a nearby recommended restaurant. If staying in the higher grade accommodation you will eat there (half board included). Overnight Beaumaris.  

Day 2: You will be collected from your hotel in the morning and transferred to Penmon Point to begin your walk (you can shorten this walk by being dropped off 5 miles further along). Beginning from the picturesque lighthouse opposite Puffin Island, you traverse through farmland passing various historic sites before dropping down to the wide sweep of Red Wharf Bay. You will pass above limestone cliffs then along the cliffs to an attractive beach before making your way to your hotel. Overnight Moelfre.

Ascent: 340m. Descent: 310m. Distance: 14 miles. Time: 5 ½ hours.

Day 3: Begin by walking through the interesting village of Moelfre, well known for its lifeboat station and famous shipwrecks. Walk above sandy beaches before turning inland passing the Dulas estuary, a haven for birdlife, then along the shore. You will walk through heathland to the historic port of Amlwch near Parys Mountain, formerly the worlds’ biggest producer of copper. A short walk remains along the cliff tops to Bull Bay. Overnight Amlwch.

Ascent: 300m. Descent: 330m. Distance: 15 miles. Time: 5 ½ hours.

Day 4: A shorter day today but with plenty to explore. This section of the coastal path is magnificent with some of the best coastal cliff walking in Wales. You will pass the impressive ruins of a former brickworks and natural rock arch nearby. The headland also provides a short excursion to a superb viewpoint. You walk past the site of an abandoned china clay works before arriving at Llanbadrig church perched on a hilltop dating back to AD 440. From here a short walk brings you to the seaside village of Cemaes with its sheltered harbour. Overnight Cemaes.  

Ascent: 260m. Descent: 250m. Distance: 6 ¾ miles. Time: 2 ¾ hours. 

Day 5: Walk along to Wylfa Head before turning inland. Soon after you come to the shingle bank where the lagoon trapped behind is home to a significant colony of terns in the summer. On your way to the wild Carmel Head, you can call in at a lovely secluded 6th century church. Look out to the Skerries lighthouse as you turn along the coast, dropping down to pebble beaches before more clifftops take you along to Church Bay, home to a small folk museum. If you begin your walk early enough we recommend eating at the Lobster Pot restaurant for lunch before being transferred back to your hotel where you can enjoy your evening meal later on. Overnight Cemaes.  

Ascent: 200m. Descent: 210m. Distance: 11 miles. Time: 4 hours.

Day 6: You will be collected in the morning and transferred to your finishing point from the previous day. You pass several sandy beaches along the way before turning inland to skirt around an estuary, home to many birds. As you cross the river over a pedestrian bridge, you can take a short diversion to the charming village of Llanfachraeth. Following the estuary brings you to the Stanley Embankment, the final stage of Telford’s early 19th century highway from London. Walk along here to cross onto Holy Island and along the shore towards the port over an impressive bridge. Overnight Holyhead.  

Ascent: 200m. Descent: 210m. Distance: 14 ½ miles. Time: 5 ¾ hours.

Day 7: Today’s walk is a highlight of this trek. After passing Holyhead breakwater, you climb up a narrow path to the heathland of South Stack Cliffs Nature Reserve – spectacular sea cliffs, lighthouses, sea birds and historical sites await you. You could visit the highest point on Anglesey, the location of an Iron Age hill fort and Roman watch tower. You can choose to zig-zag down the steps towards the suspension bridge with its dramatic lighthouse. You will arrive at an RSPB visitor centre with a look out over high cliffs with nesting sea birds. Your last night is a real treat with very comfortable large rooms accompanied by a 5* restaurant where you will enjoy your evening meal (included). Overnight Trearddur Bay.  

Ascent: 300m. Descent: 310 m. Distance: 11 miles. Time: 4 ¾ hours.

Day 8: Transfer to Holyhead train station for your return journey home.

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The natural beauty of the Isle of Anglesey is best experienced ‘out of season’ although it is a year round destination. 

Late autumn, winter and early spring offer the walker the stunning beauty and true spiritual essence of this remarkable landscape with empty paths, quiet places to stay and of course, the variable Welsh weather. The rest of the year whilst generally offering a more stable climate, is busy with visitors although this is mainly restricted to villages and beaches.

In late summer the sea, already warmed by the Gulf Stream, is warm enough for a swim from a golden sandy bay. The hardier are welcome to swim for a longer period. Early booking is essential for school and public holidays when accommodation is at a premium and difficult to secure.



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By Plane

Manchester and Liverpool are the closest airports with Manchester welcoming regular flights from the US, connections in the Middle East from Australia and from other UK airports. Manchester and Liverpool are located under 2 hours away from the start point in Beaumaris, we can arrange private transfers or advise on rail tickets to and from the first and last hotels. You can also fly into Dublin then get the ferry over to Holyhead on Anglesey. Additionally you can fly into Valley which is a small airport on Anglesey which welcomes flights from Cardiff although these aren’t very regular.  We can arrange transfers from Holyhead port and Valley airport.

By Ferry

Anglesey has a ferry port in Holyhead which welcomes regular ferries from Dublin, Ireland. You can travel onto Bangor either by private transfer or by rail.

By Train

The nearest train station is Bangor which is 20 minutes by an included private transfer to Beaumaris. Return transfer from your last hotel in Trearddur Bay to Holyhead train station is also included.  Bangor is well served by rail being a stop on the main line from London Euston to Holyhead. We can advise on rail travel to and from Bangor/Holyhead.

By Car

There is a free car park (limited spaces) at both of the hotels in Beaumaris where you can leave your car for the duration of the trek and be transferred back here to collect your car at the end of the trip. There is also a large car park right next to Bangor train station where you can leave your car for the duration at an approximate cost of £15 for the week.

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Anglesey - Self Guided Trek

Included:

  • Standard Grade - 5 Nights accommodation in a standard room with half board* and 2 nights with bed & breakfast

    OR

  • Higher Grade - 6 Nights accommodation in a standard room with half board* and 1 night with bed & breakfast 

  • Transfer from Bangor train station to first hotel and from last hotel to Holyhead train station

  • Baggage transfers between the hotels (1 bag per person @20kg)

  • Our unique walking booklet written by one of our team and local walking map

*Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast

Not Included:

  • Lunch and drinks with meals

All prices valid for 2017/18

Prices are per person in GBP / UK £ and are based on 5 nights half board* and 2 nights B&B (standard grade) or 6 nights half board* and 1 night bed & breakfast (higher grade) in a shared twin/double standard room. Prices do not include flights.

Dates

Own International Flights

Extra Night

per person

Single room Supplement

per night**

Standard Grade (5 nights half board*, 2 nights B&B)

March - November

589

POA

22

Higher Grade (6 nights half board*, 1 night B&B)

March - November

639

POA

25

* Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast

Update: QE25

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