GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Llanddwyn Island

4 miles (6 km)

This walk explores Llanddwyn Island (Ynys Llanddwyn) on the Isle of Anglesey. The small tidal island is a stunningly beautiful location with rolling dunes, rocky outcrops, sandy beaches, lovely bays and the atmospheric ruins of St Dwynwen's Church.
You can park at the Newborough Warren car park just to the north east of the island. Then follow the woodland trails through Newborough Forest to reach the island. Footpaths then head south toward the Twr Mawr lighthouse which marks the western entrance to theMenai Strait. The noteworthy structure is similar in style to the Angleseywindmills and stands at a height of33 feet (10m). From here there are fabulous views to Snowdonia and the Lleyn Peninsula.
The island is attached to Newborough Forest where you can extend your walk if you have time. The large coastal forest forms part of the Newborough Warrent Nature Reserve where you can look out for wildlife including oystercatchers, lapwings, curlew, skylarks and meadow pipits.
The long distance Anglesey Coast Path also passes the island. You can follow the trail north and visit the lovely Malltraeth Sands and the Afon Cefni. Following the path east will take you along the Menai Strait to Menai Bridge.
You can virtually explore the island using the google street view link below!


LL61 6SG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Llanddwyn Island OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Llanddwyn Island Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Head into Newborough and there's a good selection of pubs and cafes. The White Lion is a friendly place that does very good food. You can find it in the village at postcode LL61 6SH. It's also dog friendly if you have your pet with you.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby



View towards the mainland from Llanddwyn Island. Taken in the summer of 2007


Lighthouse view


View of the lovely beach


St Dwynwen Church Ruin. It was originally built in the 16th Century.

The isthmus, viewed from Llanddwyn Island. - - 226174

The isthmus, viewed from Llanddwyn Island. Newborough Forest can be seen on the main island of Anglesey beyond. The island is only an island at the highest of high tides.

Eglwys Santes Dwynwen, Llanddwyn Island

Eglwys Santes Dwynwen, Llanddwyn Island. Atmospheric view through the ruins to the sea


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Llanddwyn Island.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)