June 27th, 2019
There’s plenty to explore on this lovely walk on the island of Anglesey, including a visit to the famous RNLI Lifeboat Station and explore Moelfre’s fascinating maritime history.
Where: Moelfre, Anglesey
Distance: Approx 3 miles
Start: Car park in Moelfre (take the A5025 between Benllech and Amlwch, at roundabout follow signs for Moelfre. Once at village, turn left opposite village shop to pass bus stop, then left again for Ffordd Lligwy. Car park is on the left). Nearest postcode for sat nav is LL72 8LT (approx).
Grid Ref: SH 511 862
Maps: OS Explorer 263: Anglesey East
1: Leave the car park, turn right to junction then right again to pass bus stop to main road. Turn left here and follow road downhill to another car park and round to right to pass pebble beach on right and uphill. At top where road bends sharp left and opposite Pen Lôn cottage, bear right for footpath along cliff top.
2: Follow path to eventually reach lifeboat station. Once explored, continue ahead for clear coast path (ignore signs pointing left or inland) that rounds the headland with views of Ynys Moelfre to the right. Continue along the clear coast path, eventually crossing the bottom of a small caravan site and then uphill to the Royal Charter Memorial.
3: Bear left with the path into the bay of Porth Forllwyd and along a narrow path round the bay. Pass a cottage and then head into the larger bay Traeth Lligwy. Follow the path to the car park and here turn left along a narrow lane away from the coast, passing holiday cottages to eventually reach a cross roads.
4: Go straight across and walk down the lane to pass Ty’n Lon cottage. A footpath approx 300meters later on the right makes for a pleasant diversion to the ancient village of Din Lligwy. After another 200meters just before a half right bend, find a stile and footpath on the left.
5: Cross this and follow the path right and then along the field edge to emerge beside the quarry. Turn right along the lane and now walk along this for about 600metres to reach houses on the left and right. Look for a narrow lane on the left between a parking area and a house that zig-zags first to the left then right, then bear left again to walk through the caravan park.
6: At the end of the caravans, turn right along the coast path and re-trace your steps to the village and the car park.
Points of Interest
1: The Royal Charter Memorial commemorates the 459 lives lost when the ship was hit by fierce storms in October 1859.
2: Moelfre Lifeboat Station is an Explore station which means it is free for the public to explore and discover the work of the RNLI. Moelfre Station is open 9am to 4pm daily. For more information call 01248 410367. The shop is open from 10:30am to 4:30pm.
**These directions are for guidance only. The Oakeley Arms can accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use of this information. The information quoted is correct at the time of writing. Always take a map with you and be prepared for the weather for turn. Do not venture out in bad weather.