4.3 of 5 (7 votes)

Holyhead

A moderate walk (coast) in Isle of Anglesey, Wales, about 11.10km (6.90 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:30h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 135m (442ft)
Loss 132m (433ft)
Max. Elevation 160m (524ft)
Elevation (total) 267m (875ft)
Start & End
HOLYHEAD
Distance 11.10km
(6.9mi)
Duration ~3:30h
Difficulty  
Moderate
Ordnance Survey Map
1Created by driver 16 on 07 Jun 2011
Holyhead-Ty Mawr-Huts-Ellin's Tower-South Stack-North Stack-Caer y Twr-Breakwater Country Park-Maritime Museum-Holyhead, Strenuous on mountain, cliffs and hill paths, track and lane, advise families to use tarmac road (out and back), children must be closely supervised at Ellin's Tower and South Stack (unfenced dangerous sheer cliffs), ascent and descent of mountain may be too much for children that is why I suggest families use tarmac road and allow all day if you wish to visit the attractions. 

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Walk Map

Waypoints

OS Grid SH246823
Walk out of station up to main road, turn right into Victoria Road, continue along keeping docks on your right, towards waypoint 2 (road sign to Maritime Museum, South Stack and Breakwater Country Park).
OS Grid SH249829
Turn left into Prince of Wales Road, this continues as Beach Road to waypoint 3.
About 0.67 km (~0.42 miles) from
OS Grid SH245832
And gift shop where ,amongst other things I bought was "Circular Walks on Anglesey" by Dorothy Hamilton price £4.50, cross road to waypoint 4.
About 0.55 km (~0.34 miles) from
OS Grid SH244832
Straight ahead along avenue, straight ahead across Porth y Felin road into New Park Road and waypoint 5.
About 0.07 km (~0.04 miles) from
OS Grid SH241826
Turn right into South Stack Road, pass Llaingoch Primary School, bear left after passing Llainfain keeping below Maes y Mynydd Crescent, this is still South Stack Road, follow this tarmac road for a few miles to waypoint 6.
About 0.64 km (~0.4 miles) from
OS Grid SH218817
Farm and Caravan Park, should see sign "entrance next right towards South Stack" follow up on quite steep tarmac road, after entrance to caravan park you should see sign on right for hut circles, there are 10 large round huts, walls probably same height as today, on these were placed wooden posts in a conical shape and covered with straw or reeds to form roof and living quarters, the small rectangular huts were workshops, on to waypoint 7.
About 2.48 km (~1.54 miles) from
OS Grid SH207820
RSPB station, free admission, provide binoculars and telescopes and CCTV cameras focused on cliffs to see nests, if you wish to go to the lighthouse for guided tour you have to buy your tickets here, if you have small children, they must be highly supervised in this area, also they may not manage the next part of the walk over the mountain so suggest you go back the way you came, all others head for waypoint 9.
About 1.12 km (~0.7 miles) from
OS Grid SH216828
Well signposted, up some stone steps, hillfort, built around 100AD, walls around 11ft wide 10ft high in parts, in other parts just make out their line, base of Roman Tower near trig point, panoramic views over Holy Island,much of w. Anglesey and the distant mountains of Snowdonia, head for waypoint 10.
About 1.21 km (~0.75 miles) from
OS Grid SH217837
Fog warning station, supplies used to be bought up by donkeys, today, the keeper is one of landrover's best customers !!!!! follow well defined paths (stoney in places) to waypoint 11.
About 0.88 km (~0.55 miles) from
OS Grid SH225834
Having followed well defined paths, this is nearly the end, on tarmac again, follow back to Porth y Felin and start of walk.
About 0.87 km (~0.54 miles) from
OS Grid SH247828
Well done, hope you enjoyed it as much as me.
About 2.19 km (~1.36 miles) from

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