This circular walk on the Isle of Anglesey visits the fascinating disused copper mines of Parys Mountain. The mountain was mined for copper ore in the early Bronze Age and dominated the world's copper market during the 1780s, when the mine was the largest in Europe. The mines are an extraordinary sight, rich with various ores and minerals. The striking mixture of colours and shadows from the undulating hills are very picturesque. From the elevated position there are wonderful views of the Anglesey coast and countryside. There is also an old windmill and a number of pools/ponds.
The walk starts from the little village of Penysarn where there is a car park (You could also start from the car park at the northern end of the mountain on the B5111. This is shown on the street view link below).You then follow waymarked footpaths around the mountain with views towards Almwich Port to the north and the nearby Trysglwyn wind farm to the south. A unique walk it is well worth bringing your camera to capture this extraordinary landscape.
Cyclists can reach the mountain by following the wonderful Copper Trail Cycle Route which is named after the mountain.
PostcodeLL68 9RE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Parys Mountain Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Parys Mountain Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Parys Mountain OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Parys Mountain Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head north into Amlwch and you could enjoy refreshments at The Queens Head. You can find them at 9 Queen St, Amlwch LL68 9AE.
The expansive area is great for dog walking and the Queens Head mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head north and you could pick up the Anglesey Coast Path. If you follow it west you can visit some other highlights of the area at Cemaes Bay, the fascinating Porth Wen Brickworks and Cemlyn Bay.
The expansive Llyn Alaw lies just to the south west and is a good place for fishing and wildlife spotting.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Anglesey Walks page.