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Bangor to Llanfair PG

A leisurely walk (coast) starting and finishing in Gwynedd, Wales, about 8.10km (5.03 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:30h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 88m (288ft)
Loss 61m (200ft)
Max. Elevation 60m (196ft)
Elevation (total) 149m (488ft)
Start
Bangor
End
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
Distance 8.10km
(5.03mi)
Duration ~2:30h
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Ordnance Survey Map
1Created by driver 16 on 27 Jun 2015
A walk along both banks of the Menai Straight in another large arable, cattle and sheep-rearing area with plenty of history on the way: Telford's suspension bridge, Stephenson's rail/road bridge and Nelson's Column. It's mostly off road away from traffic.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SH585728
There are bus stops on both sides of A5122 Beach Road. Pass the garage and the new flats at Y Bae to see a sign for the pier into Garth Road.
OS Grid SH584731
If you want to visit when the entrance kiosk is closed, the honesty box takes 50p for adults. Come back out of the car park, take the path / steps uphill in Garth Terrace.
About 0.30 km (~0.19 miles) from
OS Grid SH582731
Ignore this, because oak trees have grown and spoilt the view. Ignore the path downhill on the right, it's not signed and tide dependent, and you would miss the Druids' Circle.
About 0.20 km (~0.12 miles) from
OS Grid SH576724
Turn right at a small red postbox, go straight across the junction to see a private dwelling with a 3-way signpost on the right. Take the middle path to a kissing gate obscured in the bushes on right.
About 0.92 km (~0.57 miles) from
OS Grid SH567719
Follow a well-defined path through fields onto a farm track. Exit through a gate and pass Bangor City's new football ground. Go onto the main road, turn right and follow to the Antelope Hotel.
About 0.98 km (~0.61 miles) from
OS Grid SH558713
Turn right and cross the suspension bridge. Don't look down if you suffer vertigo!
About 1.07 km (~0.66 miles) from
OS Grid SH554716
Once you've crossed the bridge, take an immediate sharp turn into Beach Road.
About 0.53 km (~0.33 miles) from
OS Grid SH552717
The cemetary gate and church were open when I visited, and worth a visit. Then follow the path round to the Britannia bridge.
About 0.23 km (~0.14 miles) from
OS Grid SH540712
Keep to the right of the bridge, going uphill, before you pass underneath it to exit. Turn left by the hotel entrance.
About 1.32 km (~0.82 miles) from
OS Grid SH537713
Don't be put off: you have to go through the church grounds to the beach.
About 0.35 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid SH535710
At low tide, I managed to scramble over VERY slippy rocks covered in seaweed to get to the sea facing figure and column. The next stage is a permissible only path.
About 0.28 km (~0.17 miles) from
OS Grid SH530709
Tack track up steps, uphill through wood onto drive, turn right uphill to main road.
About 0.58 km (~0.36 miles) from
OS Grid SH527712
Turn right, where the path on the right ends. See a sign for the level crossing on road opposite, and follow into Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll (PG).
About 0.44 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid SH526716
I on't attempt to put Llanfair PG 's name in full, just see my photo at my Flickr Album. During the day Mon-Sat there are quite frequent buses back to Bangor or trains from the station.
About 0.40 km (~0.25 miles) from

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27 Jun 2015
Carfreewalks Phone App.

Hi Tim, Gary and Patrik, met a couple who had downloaded walk Menai Bridge to Beaumaris, because of bright sunlight found it difficult to follow, mentioned to them that they could have downloaded a hard copy of the route from the website, maybe worth putting a similar tip up on the home page, Pete.

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