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Aberffraw to Porth Cwyfan – Easy Walk on the Anglesey Coastal Path

By Dave Roberts   

on April 13, 2013    No ratings yet.

Aberffraw to Porth Cwyfan – Easy Walk on the Anglesey Coastal Path

Further Details

Route Summary:

Route Start Location:

7.48 km 71 m

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Easy Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


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Landranger 114 Anglesey , Explorer 263 Anglesey East, Explorer 262 Anglesey West


Walking the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path – Official Guide, Coastal Walks Around Anglesey

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Aberffraw to Porth Cwyfan – Easy Walk on the Anglesey Coastal Path

While walking the entire coastal path in one week or so is great, you can also walk shorter loops all along the walk. The walk from Aberffraw to the Church in the Sea at Porth Cwyfan that’s situated on it’s own island.

The Route

1 – The route starts from the free car park marked on the map at SH356 690 – use the route finder to the right in order to get directions. There’s also a bus service. Cross the bridge towards the village before following the sometimes muddy and boggy path along the estuarine Afon Ffraw. The route is, as on the majority of the the path, easy to follow as it takes you up and along past some houses, before returning you back on the path.


2 – After about a kilometre, you’ll find yourself at the river’s mouth where the path crosses some more boggy ground before climbing to the headland. It now crosses the field and continues above Porth Lleidiog before descending to the beach.


3. Continue along the shore, ignoring the path that leads inland at SH348678, though it does offer a convenient return back to the start if needed.

4. The path follows the low cliff tops, with a few coves easily reached, others not so easy, and one headland reached by way of a deliciously exposed path.


5. You’re too soon at Porth Cwyfan, where beach walking is again the norm. You can continue to the church, which is situated on the small islet – Cribinau, if the tide is out, or for a shorter walk you can follow the minor road back to Aberffraw. You could choose to start your route from here, but be warned that parking is limited.

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6. After about 2km, you’ll be back at the village, which has a pub and a cafe at the Prince Llewelyn that’s worth popping into. The pub, alas, was closed again.


Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.
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