Moel Y Don – Newborough

Thursday 20th September

This is a linear walk, so please let me know by Sunday 16th September if you are joining us for this walk as I need to book a taxi transfer.

Distance: 14 miles

Rating: Easy

The September Day walk is a section of the Anglesey Coastal Path and Newborough Forest. This stunning walk follows the coastal waters of the Menai Straits, is full of ancient Welsh history and tradition and has the Snowdonia National Park as the backdrop. The east terrain includes shingle, sand and forest tracks. The gorgeous route with amazing views of Caernarfon Bay, Snowdon and the Llyn peninsula starts at Moel-Y-Don, looking out across the Menai Strait.

There are lots of lovely things about this trail, not just the calming sea views. The area is known for its mussels because these waters make for some of the best growing conditions in Britain. The walk explores the romantic Llanddwyn Island, home of Wales’s own female St Valentine and a favourite spot for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

In 1955 Newborough Warren and Ynys Llanddwyn was declared the first coastal National Nature Reserve in Wales. Shaped over thousands of years by the wind and sea, the sand dunes, coastal marshes, sandy and rocky shores are home to a dazzling array of plants and animals adapted to life in a constantly changing and often challenging environment at the edge of the sea.