October 9th, 2019
Earlier this week on the blog we explored the stunning wonders of woodland in Autumn. Well here’s your chance to explore a welsh coastal woodland with a lovely walk through the forest of Newborough on Anglesey. You might even spot a red squirrel!
Lose yourself in the stunning woodland at Newborough forest.
Where: Newborough, Anglesey.
Distance: Approx 6.5 miles
Start: Car park just between Dwyran and Newborough (cross bridge on A55, turn left. At Llanfair PG turn left again for Brynsiencyn (A4080).Continue through Brynsiencyn to Dwyran, but don’t turn right at sign-post; stay ahead on A4080. Pass Model Village, then at roundabout stay ahead for small lane to car park at end). Postcode for sat nav is LL61 6RS (approx)
Grid Ref: SH 426 647
Map: OS Explorer 263: Anglesey East
**Part of this walk crosses tidal areas – please check tide times before setting off and only proceed with the walk when the tide is out. Tide times can be checked at www.tidetimes.org.uk/bangor
1: From the car park turn left and follow the signs for the Coast Path, with the lake and marsh to the right. Continue until you reach an information board and look for small gate on left. Go through it and follow way-marked path through the dunes for over a mile.
2: At the beach, the path ends so head across the beach in a south easterly direction – towards the left side of end of sand-dunes in distance – for about a mile.
**If the tide is coming in, is high or you are unsure, do not risk crossing the sands; turn left when you reach the beach to a way-marker post that marks a path heading to the left back across the dunes. Follow path to roundabout, turn left and walk along lane back to car-park.
3: When you reach the headland, turn right to go round/over it and walk along beach towards Llanddwyn Island in the distance with sand dunes on your right.
4: As you approach edge of woodland, look for path on right, signposted as Coast Path. Follow this back to car park. To explore the woodland, take any of the paths on the left and follow the signed tracks.
Points of Interest
1: The village of Newborough was founded in the 12th century by residents who were evicted from Beaumaris by Edward I.
2: The stunning beach at Newborough is often used as a Hollywood film location – Clash of the Titans and Half Light have both been filmed there.
**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.