Anglesey Coastal Nordic Walking Trip, March 2018

You will be pleased to know that we didn’t get blown off the Anglesey cliffs. Saturday and Sunday were really quite challenging in some ways but the wind was behind us so the ascents were not a problem at all; in fact we were blown up the hills.

Everyone really enjoyed the trip. I have to say that having always regarded Wales as inferior to the Lake District I was absolutely gobsmacked. There are legendary landscapes and seascapes – especially the latter, a stunning 125-mile stretch of coastline designated an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Threaded all the way by a coast path, it’s a succession of big, bold sandy bays and intimate coves, rocky headlands and nature reserves. The scenery and terrain are constantly changing so we were never bored. One minute we would be walking up on a rocky headland, the next across a pebble causeway, then through a beautiful gorge with waterfalls and pretty streams.

Saturday’s walk from Trearddur to Holyhead was lead by Rosemary who did a brilliant job of guiding us round the coastline past the very dramatic lighthouses, South Stack and North Stack and over the stunning Holyhead Mountain.  Sunday and Monday were linear walks along the North coast of the Island. Dont ask why some walkers are piled in the back of a pickup truck!!!!!!!

We stayed at The Gwesty Gadlys Hotel at Cemaes Bay. I can highly recommend it as a great base for walking the North coast of the Island. It is up on a headland overlooking Cemaes Bay and is just 100m from the coast path. Rooms comfortable, food excellent and great hospitality sums it up.