GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Holyhead Mountain

2 miles (3.5 km)

Climb to the summit ofHolyhead Mountain on this walk on Holy Island, Anglesey. From the 722 feet (220m) summit there are magnificent views towards the Isle of Man, the Skerries and the mountains of Ireland.
The walk starts from the car park at the lovely Breakwater Country Park. The park covers 100 acres and includes a nature trail, a large pond and a visitor centre. You then follow the coast path to North Stack before ascending the mountain. The mountain is historically significant with a lateRomanwatchtower at the summit and an Iron Agestone circlesettlement near its foot. The area is wonderful for wildlife watching with puffins,stonechats and oyster catchers to look out for. You may also see grey seals in the summer months.
If you would like to extent your walk you could continue along the coast to South Stack Lighthouse. Here you can descend the 400 steps to the island and enjoy fabulous views on the way. The area also includes the South Stack RSPB nature reserve where you can look out for puffins and porpoises.

Holyhead Mountain Postcode

LL65 1YG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Holyhead Mountain OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Holyhead Mountain Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Holyhead Mountain Pubs/Cafes

After your walk head to Caffir Park in Breakwater Country Park. They've converted the old warden’s house at the Park into a lovely cafe. There's hot or cold meals and a nice outdoor seating area with views of the park. You can find the cafe just to the south of the lake, near the entrance to the park.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Near to the South Stack car park at the foot of the south western side of the mountain you will find the interesting Ty Mawr Hut Circles. Also known asCytiau'r Gwyddelodor theIrishmen's Huts, they are the remains of a group of prehistoric hutsand one of the best-preserved hut groups in Wales. The settlement is to the southeast of theSouth Stack Lighthouse, on the opposite side of the road from the small car park provided by theRoyal Society for the Protection of Birds. It's well worth a visit if you have time after your climb.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

North Stack island from Holyhead Mountain - geograph.org.uk - 468941

North Stack island from Holyhead Mountain

Hut circle, Holyhead Mountain. - geograph.org.uk - 1149808

Hut circle on the mountain. Remains of about twenty dry-stone-built huts and associated field systems, belonging to a series of prehistoric and later farmsteads. These are marked on the 1:25000 map as a settlement.

Summit of Holyhead Mountain - geograph.org.uk - 1412083

Rocky summit with pretty wildflowers and trig point

View, from Holyhead Mountain - geograph.org.uk - 1413527

View, from near the top of the mountain. Holyhead harbour can be glimpsed, in the distance.

Path, to the top of Holyhead Mountain - geograph.org.uk - 1412068

View of the footpath up to the top

Former quarry, on the side of Holyhead Mountain - geograph.org.uk - 1412059

Former quarry, on the side of Holyhead Mountain

View north across the valley towards the slopes of Holyhead Mountain - geograph.org.uk - 903336

View north across the valley towards the slopes of Holyhead Mountain

Holyhead Harbour, Holy Island - geograph.org.uk - 17303

Holyhead Harbour, Holy Island. Taken from Cuer y Twr

GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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