September 21st, 2019
Earlier this week on the Oakeley blog we discovered loads of different ways to use the delicious blackberry.
Now why not try this walk to see if you can spot any to pick? Join us on a lovely walk in Cemaes Bay, Anglesey.
Where: Cemaes Bay, Anglesey
Distance: Approx 5 miles
Difficulty: Fairly easy, but path traverses steep and exposed hills near to high cliffs. Great care should be taken at all times
Start: Leave A55 at J3 to follow A525 north. After approx 12 miles, turn left for Cemaes at roundabout. Ignore first car park on left; keep going for harbour. Shortly after passing Harbour Hotel on right, turn left downhill for car park.
Grid Ref: SH 374 937
Maps: OS Explorer 262: Anglesey West
1: Facing harbour at car park, turn right along sea-wall to another car park. Walk right through towards narrow lane then turn left onto footpath by NT sign, leads up to headland.
2: Follow footpath to Porth Padrig beach, then head to right to find gate onto lane. Turn left to soon reach church. At church gate head left through gate and at end of wall turn right onto cliff path which goes along edge of cemetery.
3: At a fence, head left then through gate. Stay by fields to avoid getting too close to cliff edge. Steep steps then bend to right and uphill and just before summit of next hill, follow footpath to left and across slopes. Keep to path.
4: Soon, as headland appears ahead, path will fork at hill. Bear right through bracken to wall and stay ahead for ruins at Porth Llanlleiana. Behind ruins, look for footpath leading diagonally left up steep hill. Path leads to ruins of lookout on Dinas Gynfor.
5: Follow well-marked path through shrub. Path descends to Hell’s Mouth and then rises again. At fork, bear right to continue along path that looks down on the ruins. Follow path through gates and onto lane, turning right.
6: Stay on lane for approx a mile. Just after sharp bend to right with farm across field ahead, follow footpath sign on left over stile and into field. Cross middle of field, over bridge. Head to right of farmhouse; cross stiles then track and into field. Stay ahead and slightly uphill; through gate turn right for footpath. When you reach lane turn right then soon left for narrow lane back to car parks.
Points of Interest
1: Dinas Gynfor is Wales’ most northerly headland and was once the site of a defensive hill-fort that was almost impossible to reach easily.
2: St Patrick’s Church was home to a Bishop who was sent by the Pope to Ireland to convert them to Christianity. However, he was shipwrecked on the way and built the church as a thanks to God for his survival.
**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.