Anglesey Walking Festival 28 July to 5 August 2018
Ynys Mon Ramblers are delighted to announce a family-friendly Walking Festival this summer. The Festival will be open to everyone, so you don`t need to be a Ramblers member, you don`t need to book and all the walks are free!
The Festival starts on Saturday 28. July and ends on Sunday 5. August. It is part of the Ramblers North Wales Walking Festival. Between these dates each Ramblers group in North Wales will be hosting a series of walks in their own areas, details of which are on the Ramblers North Wales website at www.rambersnorthwales.org.uk
Eleven walks will be taking place on Anglesey in a variety of locations, of different lengths and with lots of special features to see. On eight of the walks you will be accompanied by a guide from a specialist organisation such as the RSPB, the Red Squirrel Trust or the Wildlife Trust who will explain the features of interest.
The Anglesey walks are listed below. All are graded moderate or leisurely and many will appeal to families.
Saturday 28. July 10am Llanddona to Fedw Fawr on new Anglesey Coastal Path.
Wonderful views from a new section of coastal path about 5 miles north of Beaumaris, including a visit to a hidden beach.
Start point: Llanddona Beach free car park, SH567 806
Length and grade of walk: A circular walk of 7 miles, 5 hours, moderate
Leader: Gwen Richards 0772 1864661
Saturday 28. July 10am Cybi Circular Walk, Holyhead
Guided by the Park Warden we will follow the Cybi Circular walk around Mynydd Twr/Holyhead Mountain and up to the summit for those with the energy. A visit to Twr Ellin/Ellin`s Tower will give spectacular views of the cliffs and coastline.
Start point: Ganolfan/Information Centre (near main pay and display car park) at Holyhead Breakwater Country Park, SH226 833
Length and grade of walk: 4 miles, moderate (summit option strenuous) 4 hours
Leader: Bridget Ripley 07588 079175 accompanied by the Warden at the Park
Sunday 29. July 10am Llanddona Coastal Path and Forest Walk
A walk along the Anglesey Coastal path on the edge of Pentraeth forest before turning inland through the forest and fields to explore varied and interesting paths.
Start point: Llanddona Beach free car park, SH567 806
Length and grade of walk: A circular walk of 6 miles, 4 hours, moderate
Leader Tony Waite 01248 490466, 07968 955176
Monday 30. July Llangoed and Penmon Circular
A walk along tracks and fields to the most easterly point on Anglesey at Penmon Point, overlooking Ynys Seriol/Puffin Island. We will pass St. Cawdaf`s church and Penmon deer park to learn about the history of the area and the Saints who lived here in the 6thcentury while enjoying the breath taking scenery of the Menai Straits and the Snowdonia Mountains. Returning to the start point we will pass the ancient settlement at Penmon Priory and St. Seriol`s holy well.
Start point: Llangoed village free car park, SH610 796, Nearest postcode: LL58 8NN
Length and grade of walk: 6 miles, 5 hours
Leader: Dave Melling 01248 812987, 07908 128768 accompanied by the Project Officer of Cwlwm Seriol community project.
Tuesday 31. July 2pm Cors Goch Wild Walk
A walk around Cors Goch National Nature Reserve taking in a wide variety of habitats and a chance to learn about its wildlife and history from the Conservation Officer of the North Wales Wildlife Trust. There will be short stops during the walk to look at wildlife of interest.
Start point: Large layby just north west of Llanbedrgoch, SH506 813
Length and grade of walk: 3.5 miles, moderate.
Leader: Beryl Roberts 01248 853157, 07971 60561 accompanied by the Conservation Officer of the North Wales Wildlife Trust.
Wednesday 1. August 1.30pm Gors Bodeilio National Nature Reserve, Talwrn
A circular walk around this wetland nature reserve, important for its rare plants and interesting birds. Toilet facilities and hot and cold drinks will be available at the village shop at the end of the walk.
Start point: Talwrn village hall free car park, SH490 771
Length and grade of walk: 3.5 miles, 2.5 hours, leisurely
Leader: Isabel Hargreaves 07788 113007
Wednesday 1. August 11am RSPB South Stack Nature Walk
A walk providing breath taking views of the South Stack cliffs. Find out about the wildlife and history of the reserve from an RSPB representative.
Start point: RSPB Visitor Centre car park SH208 821 Nearest postcode: LL65 1YH
Length and grade of walk: 1 mile, 2 hours, leisurely
Leader: Bridget Ripley 07588 079175 accompanied by an RSPB representative.
Thursday 2. August 10am Dingle Local Nature Reserve, Llangefn
A leisurely walk following the boardwalk at the Dingle Local Nature Reserve, returning along the cycleway and looking out for various birds and red squirrels.
Start point: Car park adjacent to St. Cyngar`s church, Llangefni (pay and display), SH458759 Nearest postcode: LL77 7EA
Length and grade of walk: 2.5 miles, 3 hours, leisurely
Leader: Gwynfor Roberts 01248 722723 accompanied by a Countryside Warden
Friday 1. August 11am Red Squirrel Walk in Llyn Parc Mawr, near Newborough
Join a Ranger from the Red Squirrel Trust, Wales on a leisurely stroll around Llyn Parc Mawr community woodland to discover who lives in the woods, including everyone`s favourite, the red squirrel.
Start point: Llyn Parc Mawr free car park off A4080 about 1 mile north west of Newborough village, SH413 670
Length and grade of walk: 1.5 miles, 2 hours, leisurely.
Leader: Gwen Richards 0772 186 4661 accompanied by a Ranger from the Red Squirrel Trust.
Saturday 4. August 10.30am Four Mile Bridge Circular
A circular walk around Four Mile Bridge and the Inland Sea, a very unusual and special part of Anglesey.
Start point: Layby on Holyhead side of Four Mile Bridge, SH273 780
Length and grade of walk: 3 miles, leisurely
Leader: Allan Norris 07760 298544
Sunday 5. August 11am History and Wildlife at RSPB Gors Ddyga
Walk to the ruins of the Berw colliery Victorian coalmine and through the wildlife rich wetlands of RSPB Gors Ddyga with a member of RSPB staff.
Start point: Council car park (free) near Tai`r Gors, Petre Berw, SH464 725 Nearest postcode: LL60 6LB (500 metres away)
Length and grade of walk: 1.5 miles, 2 hours, leisurely
Leader: Dick Salisbury 01248 853 174
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