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Boot yourself up for an unforgettable Anglesey walk. Our Coastal Path takes you on a 125-mile journey through the island’s shifting landscapes, from dunes, beaches and craggy cliffs to rolling farmland and expansive salt marshes. You’ll also climb an impressive 13,695ft/4,174m. Not bad for an island that’s supposed to be flat. 6 Pentraeth – Beaumaris (12½ miles) Eyes peeled for some heavyweight heritage. The remains of an Iron Age settlement sit atop the flat summit of the hill known as Bwrdd Arthur (Arthur’s Table), while you’ll spy the ruins of a 12th-century church offshore on Puffin Island. Also dating from the 12th century, you’ll pass Penmon Priory next, before finishing up at the walls of mighty Beaumaris Castle (A UNESCO World Heritage Site). 7 Beaumaris – Moel y Don (6¾ miles) Travelling along the narrowest section of the Menai Strait, you’ll pass beneath both the Menai Suspension Bridge and the Britannia Bridge. It’s the perfect opportunity to examine these impressive structures close up. Another eye-catching construction is the 90ft/27m Marquess of Anglesey column. 8 Moel y Don – Llyn Rhos-ddu (11½ miles) While this is one of the flattest sections of the Coastal Path, it doesn’t lack for drama. Walk along the banks of the Menai Strait and look across the water for widescreen views of Caernarfon Castle on the far shore, before turning inland and crossing Afon Braint on a series of huge stepping-stones. 9 Llyn Rhos-ddu – Aberffraw (12 miles) The path travels past Newborough Nature Reserve and Newborough Forest, with walkers sandwiched between dunes and trees. Be sure to take a romantic stop at Llanddwyn Island. This narrow finger of land (only really an island at the highest of tides) is home to the ruined church of St Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers and Anglesey’s own answer to St Valentine. 10 Aberffraw – Four Mile Bridge (13 miles) A lovely sandy stretch of path takes you north towards Four Mile Bridge. Also known as Pontrhydbont (or ‘bridge on the ford’), there has been a crossing to Holy Island here for centuries. Watch out for the tiny Porth Cwyfan Church, set on its own island just offshore. You’ll also see (and hear) the jets flying out of RAF Valley, which lies to the right as you walk up the coast from Rhosneigr.


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