GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Copper Trail Anglesey

33 miles (53 km)

This splendid circular cycle route takes you on a tour of the wonderful Isle of Anglesey in Wales. The route follows National Cycle Network route 566 on a series of quiet country lanes.
The route starts at Llynnon Mill, near Llanddeusant and heads to Llanerchymedd. You continue to Penysarn where you pass the disused copper mines of Parys Mountain after which the route takes its name. The mines are an extraordinary sight, rich with various ores and minerals and well worth a short detour.
You continue to Llaneilian and then on to the town of Amlwch before heading to Llanfechell. The route then heads to the coast and the delightful ,Cemlyn Bay Nature Reserve where you can look out for a variety of coastal birds.
The route continues around Mynydd Y Garn with great views of Holyhead Bay. The final section runs south through Llanrhyddlad to the finish point at Llanddeusant.
It's a fantastic ride with lots of interesting villages, coastal views and some challenging climbs.

Copper Trail Anglesey OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Copper Trail Anglesey Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

On the route you could stop off at the Copper Kingdom visitor centre in Port Almwch. Here you can learn all about the history of Amlwch's 18th century “Copper Rush” in a series of interesting exhibitions. You can find them at a postcode of LL68 9DB for your sat navs.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


On the Copper Trail - - 579790

On the Copper Trail Footpath looking out to Freshwater Bay. Part of the Anglesey coastal path and local Copper Trail footpath.

Llaneilian Bay - - 1106911

Llaneilian Bay viewed from the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path. This section is also known as the Copper Trail. Porth Llaneilian was an early port for the copper trade later based at Amlwch to the west.

View of modern mine on Parys Mountain - - 468723

View of modern mine on Parys Mountain. This view is from the Parys Mountain Copper Mines public car park. There is an Industrial Heritage Trail, comprising 7 features which can be seen within a 1-2 hour visit following the trail. Over 4000 years of mining history continues today from this modern mine.

View point, Parys Mountain - - 924239

View point, Parys Mountain. The information board at the viewing platform on the industrial heritage trail at the copper mines.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Copper Trail Anglesey.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)