Aberffraw Circular Walk
This lovely circular walk takes you along the coast from the little village of Aberffraw on 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 The Anglesey Circuit. This motor racing circuit is located in Ty Croes and plays host to a variety of motorsport events. 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 Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Aberffraw Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Aberffraw OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Aberffraw Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
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.
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 a Grade II* listed building. Also of note is the nearby island of Cribinau with the 7th century church of Saint Cwyfan perched 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.