GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Amlwch Walks

5 miles (8.7 km)

This attractive town sits in a beautiful spot on the north east coast of Anglesey. Amlwch is notable as a significant former mining port with a rich industrial heritage.
You can learn all about this at the Copper Kingdom visitor centre in Port Almwch which sits in a fine location next to the picturesque harbour. Just a couple of miles south there's also the climb to Parys Mountain where you can explore the old disused copper mines and enjoy some wonderful views of the town and coast.
This walk from the town takes you along the coast to visit the lighthouse and viewpoint at Point Lynas. It's a lovely section of the coast with rock formations and great views from the cliff tops.
The walk starts in Port Amlwch where you can enjoy a lovely walk along the harbour on the Anglesey Coast Path. You'll pass Amlwch Lighthouse before heading east along the coast to Llam Carw and Porth Eilian at Llaneilian. Here you turn north to follow footpaths towards the Point Lynas lighthouse on the end of the headland. The lighthousedates back to the 1700s and consists of an operational tower, the Head Keeper’s house and two Keepers’ cottages. The cottages are available to rent so you could stay in this stunning location and enjoy views across the Irish Sea from your property.

Amlwch OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Amlwch Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Amlwch

  • Parys Mountain - This circular walk on the Isle of Anglesey visits the fascinating disused copper mines of Parys Mountain
  • Bull Bay - This beautiful village sits just to the west of Amlwch on the north coast of Anglesey.
  • Copper Trail Anglesey - This splendid circular cycle route takes you on a tour of the wonderful Isle of Anglesey in Wales
  • Cemaes Bay - This lovely circular walk explores Cemaes Bay and Wylfa Head on the Anglesey coast
  • Porth Wen Brickworks - This circular walk on Anglesey visits the Porth Wen Brickworks before heading to the nearby Dinas Gynfor coastal hillfort and Llanlleiana Porcelain Works
  • Cemlyn Bay - Enjoy a stroll along Cemlyn Bay and lagoon on this delightful coastal walk on the Isle of Anglesey
  • Llyn Alaw - Enjoy a stroll along this large reservoir on the Isle of Anglesey
  • Cemlyn Bay - Enjoy a stroll along Cemlyn Bay and lagoon on this delightful coastal walk on the Isle of Anglesey
  • Mynydd Bodafon - This walk climbs to Mynydd Bodafon on the eastern side of the Isle of Anglesey.
  • Moelfre - This walk takes you from the village to the nearby beach at Lligwy Bay
  • Anglesey Coast Path - Follow the beautiful coastline of the Isle of Anglesey on the fabulous walk

Pubs/Cafes

Head to the Adelphi Vaults for some post walk refreshment. They serve good food and have a nice suntrap garden out the back. You can find them on Quay Street at postcode LL68 9HD for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The coastal paths make for a bracing dog walk. The Adelphi Vaults mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the west is the delightful neighbouring village of Bull Bay, the most northerly village in Wales.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Anglesey Walks page.

Photos

Amlwch Port From The Headland - geograph.org.uk - 1436555

Amlwch Port From The Headland

The Anglesey Coastal Path at a point overlooking Llam Carw - geograph.org.uk - 1411442

The Anglesey Coastal Path at a point overlooking Llam Carw

The coastal path east of Llam Carw - geograph.org.uk - 1411498

The coastal path east of Llam Carw

Rocks on the western side of Porth Newydd - geograph.org.uk - 1417876

Rocks on the western side of Porth Newydd

Cliff top east of Ffynnon Eilian - geograph.org.uk - 1417339

Cliff top east of Ffynnon Eilian

Walker on the cliff-top on the west side of Porth Eilian - geograph.org.uk - 1417007

Walker on the cliff-top on the west side of Porth Eilian

Point Lynas Lighthouse - geograph.org.uk - 3179373

Point Lynas Lighthouse

Porth Eilian cove - geograph.org.uk - 1409825

Porth Eilian cove. The large rock on the western side of the cove is Graig Ddu.

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