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.
Cemaes Bay Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Cemaes Bay Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Cemaes Bay OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Cemaes Bay Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Cemaes Bay Pubs/Cafes
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.
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.