Once reaching the "Island" choose your route around the island from the map on the notice board. Visit Natural Resources Wales website for more detailed maps and information on alternative return routes for this stunning place. It was originally planted to stabilise the shifting sand dunes, but has become an important habitat for red squirrels and large numbers of roosting ravens. Retrace your steps back to your start point. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Llanddwyn Island (Ynys Llanddwyn) is a magical place. ( Log Out /  Walk to Ynys Llanddwyn on St Dwynwen's Day. When my parents visit, we tend to do a lot of walks in the Conwy valley. The men who lived here would row out to help ships negotiate the treacherous sandbars between Caernarfon and Abermenai point, as well as manning the local lifeboat. Change ). Many famous films have been shot here including Clash of the Titans and Half Light". It’s definitely the sort of place that you struggle to reach without a car, so we decided to head there on a weekend when my husband (the only UK driver among us) could come as well. About two-thirds of the way across the island you’ll encounter the ruins of St. Dwynwen’s Church.

Instead, we followed the inland path recommended by another Ynys Llanddwyn walk and the trees protected us most of the way from the parking lot to the island. The small tidal island is a stunningly beautiful location with rolling dunes, rocky outcrops, sandy beaches, lovely bays and the atmospheric ruins of St Dwynwen's Church. I headed to Mud and Routes (the source of last year’s Criccieth walk) to see what options I could find, and I quickly became interested in their walk to Ynys Llanddwyn. From the photos I’ve seen, it also seems like the views of Snowdonia might be truly impressive on a clear day. The forest was planted between 1947 and 1965 with Corsican pine trees but there are quite a lot of other trees too and planting is being diversified on account of climate change. :) I am a linguaphile, a former translator, a tango dancer, and an expat living in the UK. While the shade of the forestry will be welcome on warmer days, it’s without doubt that Ynys Llanddwyn is the star of this section, if not the entire path. The Wales Coast Path website uses cookies.

Or start with my more recent move to Wales: Ynys Llanddwyn is on the west side of Anglesey and the wind comes through quite forcefully, whipping up the sand and generally making it hard to enjoy a stroll along the beach. This easy walk takes you to one of Wales’ most romantic historic sites, with plenty of wonderful wildlife on the way. ©2020 GPS Cycle and Walking Routes | Contact Us | Disclaimer | Which GPS. Ynys Llanddwyn is on the west side of Anglesey and the wind comes through quite forcefully, whipping up the sand and generally making it hard to enjoy a stroll along the beach. You can follow the trail north and visit the lovely Malltreath Sands and the Afon Cefni. A path down the center of the island is wide and well protected from the wind, while two narrower paths on the sides follow the ridges and offer lovely views of the water and rocks below. Two 19th-century lighthouses, Twr Mawr and Twr Bach, still stand at the island’s tip, alongside two restored pilot’s cottages. Enjoy stunning views of mountains, forest and the beach in the south west corner of this island, Llyn Rhos Ddu car park to Llanddwyn Island (via Newborough Forest). If they’re jumping when you visit, you’re sure to be lucky in love. You’ll emerge from the forest close to Llanddwyn Island, a narrow finger of land pointing out into the sea (despite the name, this ‘island’ remains accessible at all but the highest of tides). This walk explores Llanddwyn Island (Ynys Llanddwyn) on the Isle of Anglesey. Ynys Llanddwyn Geology & Local Interest Walk This is one of Anglesey’s best loved walks, in a stunning setting with the mountains of Snowdonia and the Lleyn as a backdrop. For more details about cookies and how to manage them, see, Ynys Llanddwyn and Newborough Forest itinerary, Route map of Ynys Llanddwyn and Newborough Frest. The noteworthy structure is similar in style to the Anglesey windmills and stands at a height of 33 feet (10 m). View all posts by Rachel. View gallery. At approximately the half way point, there is the main larger car park with a toilet block, water refill point and a picnic area (with designated BBQ areas). You can find it in the village at postcode LL61 6SH. Life and Adventures as an Expat in Europe. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I had heard of this tidal island before — it’s linked to St. Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers, whose feast day is now somewhat similar to Valentine’s Day. Who is the Expat Translator? Located at the far end of a pleasant beach near Newborough Warren, this narrow finger of land is an ideal picnic site during fine weather, but also an exhilarating place when the winter winds blow. Complete the walk around the island, return to the beach, and walk south back to the car park. ( Log Out /  The perfect place to dinosaur fossil hunting as... A rugged cliff top walk with a castle and miles... Share this walk idea with your friends and family!

This easy walk takes you to one of Wales’ most romantic historic sites, with plenty of wonderful wildlife on the way. Walk the Wales Coast Path Malltraeth to Newborough Via Ynys Llanddwyn Details The section along the Wales Coast Path from Malltraeth to Newborough is certainly different. Start and Finish. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

You can also see reminders of Anglesey’s maritime history on Llanddwyn.