logo Walking Britain

Isle of Anglesey Walk
Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey

County/Area - Isle of Anglesey

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km

Ascent - 100 feet / 30 metres

Time - 2 hours 10 minutes

Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference SH405633
Lat 53.142905 // Long -4.38614
Postcode LL61 6SG (approx. location only)

Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey Photo from the walk - Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey Photo from the walk - Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey Photo from the walk - Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey Photo from the walk - Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey Photo from the walk - Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey
Click thumbnails for larger images.

This easy walk offers some spectacular views of the mountains of Snowdonia and includes a mixture of interesting buildings and man-made features. In season there is added attraction that you will see varied bird life.

The start is the car park (grid ref. SH405633) which is reached from the village of Newborough on the A4080 road that runs from the Britannia Bridge towards Aberffraw on the west side of Anglesey.

From the car park walk down to the beach and turn right and continue west along the sand. Ahead you can see the rocky outline of Llanddwyn Island. The route is easy and reaching the island, follow the clear path that turns southwest. Note that at high tide access to the island may not be possible.

There are two main paths but both reach the end of the island and provide the basis for a circular walk. The island contains a number of points of interest including the remains of a church, a row of cottages once used by pilots guiding ships through the Menai Straits, a lighthouse, a large cross and a tower. Across the sea to the south there is a grand panorama including the Carneddau, the Glyders, Snowdon, the Nantlle Ridge and the Eifls.

Having enjoyed the views and inspected the man-made influences on the island head back to the car park, perhaps taking a different path to the one used for the outward route.

The best time to visit? Perhaps late afternoon or early evening allowing you to watch the sun set or during periods of heavy weather when it is possible to be surrounded by rough seas in relative safety.

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. Travel restrictions for exercise in Wales and Scotland will be lifted in early July.

Covid 19 Update for Walkers

Maps Ordnance Survey Logo Anquet Maps Logo

Ordnance Survey Explorer 263Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer 263Digital Map1:25kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 114Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 114Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Recommended Books & eBooks

Cicerone Books

Cicerone PressCicerone Press offer a range of Books and eBooks offering guides to all the popular walking areas and long-distance trails in Britain and overseas. Their illustrated guides feature walks, information and maps to help you make the most of the outdoors.
Explore Cicerone's Catalogue

Social Media

Follow Walking Britain for the latest news.

Facebook Twitter

Walking - Covid 19 update

Regular updates on how Covid 19 will impact on walking in the UK More info.

Mountain Weather

Stay safe on the mountains with detailed weather forecasts - for iOS devices or for Android devices.

Digital Mapping Guide

Digital Mapping Guide - a simple guide of how to start using digital mapping. Includes advice and useful links.