GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Aberffraw Circular Walk

7 miles (11.5 km)

This lovely circular walk takes you along the coast from the little village of Aberffrawon Anglesey.
The route runs for just over 7 miles with a couple of small climbs. There's fine sea views, a riverside trail and lots of attractive countryside paths to enjoy on the way. You'll also visit the sand dunes of Tywyn Aberffraw which lies just to the east of the village.
The walk starts in the village and follows the River Ffraw south to the coast at Aberffraw Bay. It's a lovely spot where the river meets the sea at Traeth Mawr. There's yellow gorse, a pretty beach and views towards the mountains of Snowdonia in the background.
The route then follows the coast path west along the bay to Porth Cwyfan. Here you leave the coast, heading north past TheAnglesey Circuit. This motorracing circuitis located inTy Croes and plays host to a variety ofmotorsportevents. From here you follow the footpath east to take you back to the village.
The route then heads east of the village to visit Tywyn Aberffraw. This area of common land is one of the finest dune systems in the country. You can follow public footpaths around the peaceful dunes before returning to Aberffraw.
The Anglesey Coast Path runs through the area so you can continue your walking on this waymarked path. If you follow it north it will take you to Rhosneigr and the pretty Llyn Maelog. See the Rhosneigr and Llyn Maelog Walk for more details.
Head east and it will take you to Maltreath and the expansive Newborough Forest.

Aberffraw OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Aberffraw Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Crown (Y Goron) is a really nice pub located next to the beach. The historic pub is several centuries old, pre-dating the adjacent Seion Chapel. Inside there's a cosy fire, while outside there's a large terraced garden for warmer days. You can find the pub at Stryd Y Bont with a postcode of LL63 5BX for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The coastal path and dunes are excellent dog walking country. The Crown pub mentioned above also welcomes dogs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

In the village you can visit the historic St Beuno's Church which dates from the 12th century and is aGradeII*listed building. Also of note is the nearby island ofCribinauwith the 7th centurychurchofSaint Cwyfanperched on top. The church still holds services in the summer and is sometimes used for weddings, with access by boat.
Llyn Coron is located just over a mile north east of the village. There are some nice footpaths to follow around the pretty lake.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Pont Aberffraw, Aberffraw, Anglesey. - geograph.org.uk - 183723

Pont Aberffraw, Anglesey. A view of the ancient bridge at Aberffraw, Anglesey. This bridge provided the main route into Aberffraw until the 1960's.

The river at Aberffraw - geograph.org.uk - 176907

The river at Aberffraw. View looking downstream from the bridge of the tidal river at Aberffraw

Aberffraw Bay - geograph.org.uk - 334023

Aberffraw Bay. The mouth of the Afon Ffraw where it meets the sea at Traeth Mawr.

Rocky foreshore at Aberffraw Bay - geograph.org.uk - 334025

Rocky foreshore at Aberffraw Bay. Looking across a wave-cut platform towards the bay, and with the mountains of Snowdonia in the distance.

The dunes of Tywyn Aberffraw - geograph.org.uk - 1024488

The dunes of Tywyn Aberffraw

Painted in the national colours - a boat beached on the west bank of Afon Ffraw - geograph.org.uk - 1028708

Painted in the national colours - a boat beached on the west bank of Afon Ffraw. The dunes of Tywyn Aberffraw can be seen in the background.

Aberffraw Sands - geograph.org.uk - 276773

Aberffraw Sands. Taken from the headland overlooking the sands. In the middle distance is the headland of Dinas Trefri with its attendant islands of Dinas Fawr and Dinas Bach heading out to sea.

Aberffraw - geograph.org.uk - 671162

Row of cottages in the village

GPS Files

GPX File

Aberffraw.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Aberffraw.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)