Cemaes Bay Circular Walk
This lovely circular walk explores Cemaes Bay and Wylfa Head on the Anglesey coast. The bay is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is also partly owned by the National Trust. On the route there's fine views over to the Isle of Man and the mountains of Northern Ireland on a clear day.
The walk starts on the front in Cemaes village and follows the Anglesey Coast Path west along the bay to Wylfa Head. On this headland you can sometimes see porpoises in the seas below.
After rounding the headland the route passes the old Wylfa Power Station before picking up paths to take you east through the countryside. These lead you back to the village where you can stop at the Cemaes Heritage Centre. The centre forms a permanent exhibition, a meeting room and training room. It features a brand new heritage experience, in which one can learn about the bygone era of Cemaes and the parish of Llanbadrig. There's also a a nice tea room where you can enjoy refreshments after your exercise.
To continue your walking in the area head west and explore the delightful Cemlyn Bay. There's a nice circular walk here with fine views over the bay. You can pick up the Anglesey Coast Path and follow the waymarked trail to the bay. Heading north east will take you to the interesting Llanbadrig Church. Those who make the pilgrimage from Cemaes to the headland to the east, where the church stands, will be rewarded by both the history of the church and views on a clear day to the Isle of Man, the hills of the Lake District and the Mountains of Mourne in Ireland.
PostcodeLL67 0HF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Walks near Cemaes Bay
- Cemlyn Bay - Enjoy a stroll along Cemlyn Bay and lagoon on this delightful coastal walk on the Isle of Anglesey
- Anglesey Coast Path - Follow the beautiful coastline of the Isle of Anglesey on the fabulous walk
- 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
- Parys Mountain - This circular walk on the Isle of Anglesey visits the fascinating disused copper mines of Parys Mountain
- Llyn Alaw - Enjoy a stroll along this large reservoir on the Isle of Anglesey
- Amlwch - This attractive town sits in a beautiful spot on the north east coast of Anglesey
- Bull Bay - This beautiful village sits just to the west of Amlwch on the north coast of Anglesey.
- Llanddeusant - This inland village on the Isle of Anglesey includes the historic Llynon Mill and some pleasant walking trails.
- Church Bay - This circular walk visits Church Bay (or Porth Swtan) on the north-west coast of Anglesey
The Stag Inn is located in the village centre and has a very good menu and selection of drinks. It's dog friendly and there's also a beer garden to sit out and relax in. You can find it on the High St at postcode LL67 0EW for your sat navs.
The coastal paths make for a fine dog walk and the Stag Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
If you head east along the coast path you can visit a number of interesting historical sites. You'll pass the Dinas Gynfor coastal hillfort, Llanlleiana Porcelain Works and the fascinating Porth Wen Brickworks. This scheduled ancient monument consists of a disused Victorian brickworks which produced fire bricks, made from quartzite (silica) used to line steel-making furnaces. The remains include a number of buildings and some of the machinery. It's a photgoenic spot with the coastal scenery making a wonderful backdrop to the old buildings. A little further east is the climb to Parys Mountain where there are fine views over the area.
The lovely waterside paths at Llyn Alaw lie just to the south. The lake is the largest body of water on the island. A couple of miles to the west of the lake there's also Llanddeusant where you can explore the fascinating Llynon Mill. The 18th century mill is notable as the only working windmill in Wales. The site also includes two Iron Age roundhouses where you can learn all about the ancient history of the area.
Head east along the coast path and you will come to Amlwch. The coastal town is well worth exploring with a visit to the Copper Kingdom visitor centre in Port Almwch recommended. Here you can learn all about the history of Amlwch's 18th century “Copper Rush” in a series of interesting exhibitions. The splendid Amlwch Walk will take you along the coast to the historic lighthouse and viewpoint at Point Lynas. To the west there's also the beautiful neighbouring village of Bull Bay, the most northerly village in Wales.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Anglesey Walks page.