Llaneilian, Anglesey Walks In Wales, UK
Llaneilian, Anglesey Walks was about 6.75 miles in distance. The terrain of this route was a combination of coastal path, field paths and lanes with 7 stiles to negotiate.
This was a quiet, picturesque section of the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path. On the coast at Porth yr Aber we could look out to sea to Ynys Dulas which has a tower built on it as a refuge for shipwrecked sailors. Point Lynas Lighthouse is a good location for observing migrating birds like gannets and shearwaters and you may also be lucky to spot a dolphin or porpoise. On the day we were fortunate to see several dolphins.
Starting from Llaneilian car park leg one headed north east then east on lanes; then curved south west to south east along paths over fields and through woodland to reach a lane. Leg two followed a lane south for a mile and a half then turned eastwards on the Coast Path over fields to reach the coast at Porth yr Aber.
Leg three headed north west on the Coast Path for about one mile to a gap in a wall by Porthygwichiaid. To complete the walk the fourth and final leg continued north west on the Coast Path via Fresh Water Bay and Porth y Corwgl; then north by lane to Point Lynas Lighthouse; then return south then west then south west by lanes back to Llaneilian car park.
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Llaneilian, Anglesey Walks Route
The Llaneilian, Anglesey Walks route was circular in an anti-clockwise direction with four legs.
On this first leg we started from Llaneilian car park and headed north east and east along lanes; then curved south west to south east along paths across fields and through woodland to a lane.
- Starting in Llaneilian car park we turned right along the lane to a bend at a mini roundabout where we went right above the beach.
- Just before a cattle grid, we went right at a footpath signpost and crossed a stile next to a gate.
- After walking a short distance along the path we veered right through a kissing-gate.
- We then traced the left side of two fields, passing through a kissing-gate and crossing a stile.
- From here we continue along the path on the right side of next field to cross a stile on to a lane.
- We turned right along the lane and after a few metres where the lane bent to the right we went left along an enclosed path.
- The path curved to the left and ascended to an access track through undergrowth and woodland.
- We kept ahead on the path, ignoring any footpaths leading off until we emerged on to another lane.
Having walked about a mile to this point, the second leg followed a lane for a mile and a half southwards before heading eastwards along the Coast Path over fields to reach the coast at Porth yr Aber.
- Next we went left along the lane, ignoring the lane on the right and going ahead in the direction of Llys Dulas, enjoying sea views to the left.
- We continued along the lane for around a mile and a half, ignoring a footpath on the left and continuing until reaching a right bend.
- Here, with an “Anglesey Coastal Path” sign, we went left over a stile next to a metal gate.
- Going ahead and tracing the right-hand wall we then followed an enclosed path to cross the stile in front of us.
- Continuing along the same line we headed across a field towards the left side of a gorse-covered hump and then followed the left-hand fence to cross a stile in to a field.
- Here we traced the right edge of the field to pass through a kissing-gate in the far right-hand corner.
- We then continued along the right side of the next field to reach a fence overlooking sea in the corner at Porth yr Aber.
At around the 3 miles mark, the third leg followed the Coast Path north west for about a mile to a gap in a wall by Porthygwichiaid.
- Curving left beside the fence on our right and overlooking the sea, we curved inland a little to cross a footbridge and kissing-gate on our right.
- In the next field we followed the boundary fence and sea to our right, ascending and veering left to pass through a kissing-gate.
- Following the Coast Path waymarked posts we went through gorse bushes to cross a small footbridge
- Continuing on the Coast Path we crossed another footbridge and passed through a gap in a broken down wall.
- We then veered left inland above a stream towards a wall and followed it for a short distance before descending to a kissing-gate above Porthygwichiaid.
- Next we went slightly right on the Coast Path, downhill, crossing a small footbridge and ascending a few steps before veering left.
- After a small stream we kept ahead uphill to reach a gap in a wall.
Having walking about 4 miles to this point the fourth and final leg continued north west on the Coast Path via Fresh Water Bay and Porth y Corwgl to reach a lane leading north to Point Lynas lighthouse; then heading south then west then south west by lane return to Llaneilian car park.
- Ignoring any footpaths to the left or right we followed the Coast Path signs ahead.
- After crossing a small footbridge and an old boundary, we descended to a great viewpoint of Fresh Water Bay.
- Continuing on the path it veered to the left to go down steps, through a gate and over a footbridge in a small valley.
- Next we went right over boardwalks and passed through a kissing-gate.
- We continued on the path along the side of the cliffs, passing through a hissing-gate, along a boardwalk and over a stile.
- Continuing on the path through gorse we eventually passed through a kissing-gate.
- We then veered right walking downhill across a field to pass through another kissing-gate above Porth y Corwgl.
- Continuing on we crossed a field and passed through some gorse and then veering left go through a kissing-gate next to a metal gate,
- Following the path with the wall on the left we passed through a kissing-gate on to a lane.
- Going right along the lane, we went through a kissing-gate next to a cattle grid.
- We continued on the lane to Point Lynas Lighthouse and foghorn to the end of the headland.
- After enjoying the fabulous views we returned along the lane back through the kissing-gate next to a cattle grid.
- Keeping on the lane we passed through a gate next to another cattle grid.
- Continuing on we returned to the mini roundabout where we turned left along the lane uphill and then left back in to the car park.
When Done & With Whom
I did this hike with my partner Anne whilst on a Dulas, Anglesey hiking holiday during September 2012. We drove from our holiday accommodation in Dulas, Anglesey to the starting location of the car park in Llaneilian, Anglesey.