Rhoscolyn

Explore a glorious stretch of the Anglesey Coastal Path.

Technical sheet
No. 24918243
A Trearddur walk posted on 05/08/22 by Walks from the Door. Update : 05/08/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h20[?]
Distance Distance : 14.05km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 100m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 102m
Highest point Highest point : 50m
Lowest point Lowest point : 2m
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Trearddur
Starting point Starting point : N 53.280269° / W 4.622331°
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Description

Start: The Trearddur Bay Hotel, Trearddur Bay, Isle of Anglesey LL65 2UN Tel: 01407 860 301

(D/A) Walk out past the car park of The Trearddur Bay Hotel to the seafront. Follow either the promenade or the beach to the far side of the bay, and join the road. Turn right and follow the road over a low headland and past the Seacroft. Continue down the road and past a small beach and at the second (Porth Diana), keep left of the wall between road and pavement.

(1) Turn left into a lane (also called Porth Diana) with a footpath sign. At the top of the slope keep right, then turn left onto a footpath before a row of bungalows. Go through a gate into low heathland and follow the left-hand edge past an information panel and through a kissing gate. After another kissing gate leading into a grassy caravan site, bear right at a corner and pick up a path parallel to the wall on your right above a reedy pond; pass to the right of a house.

Cross the road and take the footpath opposite across a garden and driveway then pass between hedges and walls to emerge at the end of a residential driveway. Follow the drive out to the road into Tyn Rhos Camping Site and turn right.

(2) At a triangular junction, turn left and take the path signposted on the right. Follow the path alongside and between caravan parks then through a metal kissing gate into rocky heathland. Pass an old stone slab stile and cross a tumbledown wall with a waymark.

(3) Straight after turn left off the obvious path. Follow the path below a house on the left, with a reedy wetland to your right, before swinging left to join a rough track by a telegraph pole. Turn right and follow the track to a gate, continuing onwards through a reedbed to a cottage. Follow the driveway for a further 500 yards, passing a smallholding, until you meet the metalled road.

(4) Cross over into the driveway opposite (with signs for Ty Sir and Pant Philip). Pass an entrance on the left and at the second property follow the footpath signs across the garden and in front of the house. Join a track beyond and follow it out to another road.

(5) Turn right and follow the road for nearly half a mile, passing the entrances to a farm on the right and to Bodior Farm Shop on the left. 100 yards after the latter, turn left through a gate onto a permissive path with a Coastal Path sign (this path is officially closed during the winter, although the closure is not apparently enforced).

If you wish to bypass this section, continue along the road to Pentre Iago Campsite and turn left then right (signposted ‘Silver Bay’); ollow the lane for ¼ mile to the entrance to Silver Bay Caravan Park, jump to waymark 8 to follow the rest of the walk.

(6) If following the permissive path it skirts a field with intermittent boardwalks to a ladder stile where it swings right over more boardwalks and through a copse. The path continues through alternating bracken and woodland to a lane.

(7) Turn right to a junction, where you turn left (signposted ‘Silver Bay’). Follow the lane for ¼ mile to the entrance to Silver Bay Caravan Park.

(8) Take the right-hand track through a gate. Pass an outdoor centre on the left then turn right through a gate (Cae Llyn); follow the footpath beyond the entrance to a junction of paths above the beach; either turn right (then turn left past the car park) or continue to the beach and walk along the sands. At the far end, turn left and climb the steps to a raised path.

(9) Drop back down to the beach and continue below houses before passing to the right of the Old Lifeboat House. Follow the signposted Coastal Path signs through the houses to a gate into an open field.

(10) Climb, via a kissing gate, to the hilltop then bear left beyond the building, keeping left of a wall on the right, to St Gwenfaen’s Well (A). Continue round the rocky headland beyond, past some rocky inlets, to Porth Saint where you cross a stream.

(11) The coastal path cuts the corner across the next headland - though you may detour left to view the Bwa Gwyn natural arch (B) - before descending to a kissing gate and a rocky bay. There are views on your left of Bwa Du (C).

(12) Stay on the coastal path past a waymark by a rocky outcrop to a kissing gate and pass through a gap in the wall and inland of a large house overlooking the sea. Beyond the gateway, turn left along the wall then follow the coastal path to Porth y Garan.

Beyond the beach the path follows a wall inland of a rocky promontory and then passes left of a large reedy pond before climbing to a kissing gate. Cross the service road and follow the Coastal Path sign up a rocky slope between the caravans opposite.

(13) Keep left, still following the coast path, at a waymark post marking a junction with another footpath, with views over a rocky inlet and caravan-dotted headland on your left.

(14) At a waymark post, ignore the coast path as it heads inland, instead continuing along a permitted path ahead, which descends round the head of a rocky inlet and then roughly follows a wall to a second rocky beach. Continue along the wall via a rocky scramble to an arch in a stone wall.

Beyond this, continue above the foreshore then aim just left of a prominent bungalow to a stepped concrete wall, where an alleyway leads off right to a parking area.

(15) Turn right then left and follow the residential road as it curves right to the public road. Turn left past Porth Diana, keeping left of the concrete wall this time. Follow the road back to the main beach. Return to The Trearddur Bay Hotel via the beach or promenade. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 7m - The Trearddur Bay Hotel
1 : km 1.29 - alt. 5m - Porth Diana
2 : km 2.11 - alt. 18m - Triangular Junction
3 : km 2.6 - alt. 8m - Waymark
4 : km 3.61 - alt. 9m - Metalled Road
5 : km 4.2 - alt. 2m - Road
6 : km 5.06 - alt. 2m - Permissive Path
7 : km 5.85 - alt. 28m - Woodland Lane
8 : km 6.49 - alt. 15m - Silver Bay Caravan Park Entrance
9 : km 7.62 - alt. 4m - Borthwen Beach
10 : km 7.98 - alt. 11m - Kissing Gate
11 : km 9.71 - alt. 21m - Porth Saint Stream
12 : km 10.31 - alt. 10m - Coastal Path
13 : km 11.46 - alt. 15m - Caravans
14 : km 11.68 - alt. 10m - Waymark Post
15 : km 12.24 - alt. 17m - Public Road
D/A : km 14.05 - alt. 6m - The Trearddur Bay Hotel

Useful Information

Start: The Trearddur Bay Hotel, Trearddur Bay, Isle of Anglesey LL65 2UN Tel: 01407 860 301

Notes: Boggy or rocky in places; take care near cliff edges.

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During the walk or to do/see around

(A)St Gwenfaen’s Well, near Rhoscolyn, is an early medieval holy well.

(B) Bwa Gwyn (the White Arch) is the big sister to Bwa Du

(C) Bwa Du (the Black Arch) is a natural sea arch, requiring a slight detour from the Anglesey Coast Path. One of Anglesey’s special birds, the red-billed Chough, is often seen in this area.

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