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 the Menai Strait. The noteworthy structure is similar in style to the Anglesey windmills and stands at a height of 33 feet (10 m). 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!
PostcodeLL61 6SG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Llanddwyn Island Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Llanddwyn Island Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
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.