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Take a space walk You don’t need a rocket ship to go walking on the moon. At Parys Mountain near Amlwch, thousands of years of copper mining have created a bizarre lunar landscape, stained a rusty red by centuries of ore. A walk here is simply out of this world. Little wonder that the mountain is regularly used as a stand-in for alien planets by film and TV crews. Once you’ve explored the surface, you can even arrange to head down into the disused tunnels for a subterranean view. Splashdown If you don’t mind getting your feet (and the rest of you) wet, coasteering is the perfect way to get to grips with our stunning shoreline. Join a trip with Anglesey Adventures, for example, and you’ll soon be clambering up cliffs, leaping into the waves below and swimming in our crystal clear sea. It’s not for the faint-hearted, but you’d be hard pushed to get a closer, more complete look at our coast. The seal deal Have a really wild time seal spotting at North Stack. Edge along the cliffs in late summer and you can catch glimpses of seals and their pups in their breeding cave. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars. Along with the seals, you may also spot birds like choughs, gannets and Manx shearwaters. Keep a look out too for porpoises and dolphins. Take a boat ride Take to the seas in a RIB (that’s rigid inflatable boat to you and me), for a white-knuckle ride over the waves. Zip under the Menai Suspension Bridge and navigate the infamous Swellies, spot puffins and cormorants on Ynys Seiriol (Puffin Island) and get an offshore view of mighty Caernarfon Castle. It can be a bumpy trip, so be sure to bring your sea legs. Best foot forward Walk one of the most spectacular stretches of our 125-mile coastal path. The section north from Trearddur Bay takes you past South Stack’s jagged cliffs and iconic lighthouse, perched on its vantage point overlooking the Irish Sea. Even though you’re only a few miles from bustling Holyhead, this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty feels gloriously remote. On land, sea or somewhere in between, our exciting island has lots to offer for explorers and thrill seekers.


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