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Traeth Lligwy to Moelfre – Easy Walk on the Anglesey Coastal Path

By Dave Roberts   

on April 13, 2013    No ratings yet.

Traeth Lligwy to Moelfre – Easy Walk on the Anglesey Coastal Path

Further Details

Route Summary:

Route Start Location:

5.76 km 97 m

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

Activivity Type: Easy Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


Check out the businesses nearby for more places to stay and drink.


Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

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Public Transport:

Traveline for UK Public Transport

Recommended Maps

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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Traeth Lligwy to Moelfre – Easy Walk on the Anglesey Coastal Path Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Traeth Lligwy to Moelfre – Easy Walk on the Anglesey Coastal Path

Another bite-sized section of the Anglesey Coastal Path is this one between Traeth Lligwy and Moelfre. You can start from Moelfre, which is more convenient for those using public transport but has limited parking. There’s plenty of parking, and a small cafe at Traeth Lligwy where you can pick up chips or bacon roll as well as pay the £2.50 parking (with a discount after 3pm).

The Route

1 The coastal path sets off behind the cafe, clearly marked as usual. Following the cliff tops, the path is fenced on both sides, which would otherwise be quite exposed.


2 The path passes some cottages, Cae’r Borth and Moryn before setting off on some more rugged coastline.


3 Just around the corner lies Moelfre and it’s very own, imaginatively named Island – Ynys Moelfre. Some strange cliff formations are crossed before then though, with overhanging cliffs and sections of horizontal beds that have been quarried away in a manner that appears at first glance to have been eroded in an unusual manner. This is also the site of the Royal Charter ship wreck that went down on the 26th October 1859 with 450 souls lost (and a handful only surviving). Looking at the shoreline today, you’d give anyone in such a disaster long odds on survival as even if they could swim to shore, they would be unlikely to be able to climb the rocks and more likely than not would be thrown against the crags.


4 From the headland opposite Ynys Moelfre, the path continues past the lifeboat station and into the village centre, where the Kinmel Arms is conveniently situated for a breather.


5 Continue past the pub and along the main road, until it turns right and through a housing estate. Follow the road as it bears right past the school and library and on a quiet country lane.

6 The road passes a quarry, and there’s a footpath on your right just past this that can be followed to Din Lligwy if you so choose. However, you can continue along the road until you reach the crossroads and the lane back to the beach where you started.

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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