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Anglesey/Ynys Môn

Anglesey or Ynys Môn to give it its Welsh name is an island of 276 square miles off the coast of Wales. It is linked to the mainland by two bridges, one of which carries both road and rail. The first was the Menai Suspension Bridge. This opened in 1826 and was built by the famous Victorian engineer Thomas Telford. The second bridge was originally built by the famous railway engineer Robert Stephenson, primarily to connect London with the port of Holyhead and onward to Dublin by ferry. Unfortunately in 1970, the bridge was the victim of a fire which rendered it irrepairable. It was rebuilt as the current "double-decker" structure, carrying both rail and a road bridge.

The island is the most northerly point of Wales and has some wonderful coastal scenery, plants and wildlife.

During the Industrial Revolution, Anglesey was a major centre for mining and quarrying and indeed had the distinction of being the World's number one producer of copper, leaving the legacy of Parys Mountain (Mynydd Parys), an absolutely huge area of diggings and spoil heaps which has to be seen to be believed. It became known as the Copper Kingdom. It was also renowned for brickmaking and also of course agriculture. The industrial activities declined and today, the main industries are agriculture and tourism, plus of course the port at Holyhead. The Magnox Wylfa Power Station at Wylfa Newydd is being decommissioned and a new reactor is to be constructed, with a view to commencing production in the mid 2020s.

The island has some great and varied coastal walking with some dramatic cliffs. The Anglesey Coast Path has a distinctive sign shown below..

The Wales Coast Path, now complete along the whole coast of Wales, provides some great walking opportunities and is an important element in my walks. It is well signposted. There are a series of Wales Coast Path Official Guides, including one for the Anglesey section.

Scroll down to see Anglesey/Ynys Môn walks.

Anglesey Walks With "Traffic Light" Rating

For an explanation of the "traffic light "rating see My Walks page.

Each symbol = 2½ miles

The start point for all walks can be located on Google Maps. Click here.

Cemaes to Porth Wen
Holyhead to South Stack and Holyhead Mountain
More to come!
Maps used on these walks:

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