GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Pentraeth Forest Circular Walk

2 miles (3.7 km)

This village in Anglesey is a fine place to start a walk with coast, woodland and a fine 1700s pub to visit.
This circular walk explores the expansive Pentraeth Forest to the east of the settlement. There's some peaceful woodland trails and a climb to Mynydd Llwydiarth to enjoy here. Continue east and there are views towards Llyn Llwydiarth and Afon Braint which runs along the southern edge of the wood. On the way keep your eyes peeled for the resident red squirrels and a variety of woodland birds.
The walk can be started from the small car parking area off the B5109, just to the east of the village. From here you can follow the footpaths north into the forest.
On the northern side of the forest you'll find the beautiful Red Wharf Bay. Here you'll find a lovely sandy beach, interesting rock formations and a glorious section of the popular Anglesey Coast Path.

Pentraeth OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pentraeth Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Pentraeth

Pubs/Cafes

Head into the village and you can enjoy some post exercise relaxation and refreshment at the 18th century Panton Arms. They do a fine Sunday Roast and some excellent Wood fired pizzas. There's a car park and a lovely garden area for warmer days.

Dog Walking

As you'd imagine the forest trails are ideal for a dog walk. It's a quiet place but you may meet other owners on a fine weekend day.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Anglesey Walks page.

Photos

Path down the northern slope of Mynydd Llwydiarth through a birch forest - geograph.org.uk - 958060

Path down the northern slope of Mynydd Llwydiarth through a birch forest. The slope is covered with birch trees and with an undergrowth of bracken and brambles.

Degraded forest and scrubland west of Llyn Llwydiarth - geograph.org.uk - 957721

Degraded forest and scrubland west of Llyn Llwydiarth

View south to Llyn Llwydiarth, the source of Afon Braint - geograph.org.uk - 906297

View south to Llyn Llwydiarth, the source of Afon Braint

Forest walk near the summit of Mynydd Llwydiarth - geograph.org.uk - 957995

Forest walk near the summit of Mynydd Llwydiarth

Parking space at the public entrance to Pentraeth Forest - geograph.org.uk - 951649

Parking space at the public entrance to Pentraeth Forest. The sign on the right is a bi-lingual police warning not to leave valuables on car seats.

The highest bridging point on Afon Braint - geograph.org.uk - 957679

The highest bridging point on Afon Braint. The Braint is an unusual river in that it has two estuaries some 7 miles apart. The stream divides near Llanfairpwll, one section flowing SE to discharge into the Menai Straits at Pwllfanogl. The other section flows a further six miles south westwards to enter the Straits near Dwyran The lowest bridging point on the longest section of the Braint is at Pont CadachSH4465which carries the A 4080, although there also stepping stones further downstream at SH4464. The lowest bridging point on the shortest section is also the A 4080 which crosses the stream at Aber Braint

Y Sgwar - The Square, Pentraeth - geograph.org.uk - 521552

Y Sgwar

Pentraeth Footbridge - geograph.org.uk - 2923181

Pentraeth Footbridge

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