South Stack to Rhoscolyn – Wales Coast Path

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When someone joins you for a walk,it is not a good thing to say “well it was a lovely day yesterday!” We are joined by Louise on a misty, grey day on Anglesey.

South stack lighthouse stands out in the mist, we park at the RSPB site and head down to Elin’s Tower, a folly built in 1868. Louise goes and investigates the cliff drop and is surprised by a birdwatcher who has already identified 15 different species that morning.

I do a slight detour to the Ty Mawr Iron Age hut circles. The wonderfully named Abraham’s Bosom Bay comes next. We spot some colourful kayaks out to sea , and meet up with them again at Porth Dafarch, a very pleasant sandy cove with benches and toilets. Great place to have a picnic.

A pretty straightforward walk to Trearddur Bay, the weather is increasingly grey, and we stop off at our apartment before completing the walk.

Across the busy beach at Trearddur, up towards the rocky shore, it becomes quite bleak and wet underfoot.

We stop to take in the natural arches of Beach Gwyn and Beach Du.

We ponder at the site of St Gwenfaen’s Well, the waters were meant to cure mental problems.

Stopping to chat to a young climber who was buddied up with a friend dangling down the cliff side, we quickly traversed the moor land to Rhoscolyn, but it was so misty we could barely see a trace of the offshore islands.

I became quite excited seeing a cromlech in the field by the car park only to find out it was yet another folly!grrr.

A satisfying drink at the White Eagle Inn, said to be a favourite of Prince William during his time on Anglesey and dinner at the Shanty Cafe in Trearddur Bay provided a very satisfactory end to a grey day


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