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Rhosneigr and Llyn Maelog

A leisurely walk (coast) in Isle of Anglesey, Wales, about 8.50km (5.28 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 26m (85ft)
Loss 27m (88ft)
Max. Elevation 30m (98ft)
Elevation (total) 53m (173ft)
Start & End
Rhosneigr Station
Distance 8.50km
(5.28mi)
Duration ~2:15h
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Ordnance Survey Map
1Created by driver 16 on 11 Jul 2011
Rhosneigr is a peaceful family resort with 2 quiet beaches (ignore the RAF planes from the nearby valley where Prince William is based), Llyn Maelog the natural lake which used to be tidal until sand separated it from the sea. Now fringed with reeds it is a haven for birds - in summer ornithologists can spot little grebe, great crested grebe, tufted duck, ruddy duck, pochard, shelduck, graylag goose and swans, the reedbeds attract sedge warbler, whitethroat and reed bunting. If you're so inclined, you'll a plethora of plants to look for include white water-lillies, water milfoil and the tall pink flowering rush. Water forget-me-not and yellow loosestrife grow in damp places near the lake.     

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Waypoints

OS Grid SH328737
Walk no. 17 from Circular Walks on Anglesey (see walk Holyhead for full details of book), turn right out of station down short track to reach main road running under railway, turn left onto main road and follow into town to find Clock Tower at waypoint 2.
OS Grid SH318731
Turn left into Ffordd Maelog, follow to small stone bridge over stream and waypoint 3.
About 1.14 km (~0.71 miles) from
OS Grid SH321727
Turn right, look left to see path following right side of stream to waypoint 4.
About 0.51 km (~0.32 miles) from
OS Grid SH320725
Cross sleeper bridge over stream, head into dunes following wayposts with emblem of seabird to waypoint 5.
About 0.20 km (~0.12 miles) from
OS Grid SH325722
Having passed to the right of a building, you come to this tarmac track, keep to the left of these houses, cross tack to wooden gate and kissing gate, go through kissing gate, follow wayposts with seabird emblem to waypoint 6.
About 0.55 km (~0.34 miles) from
OS Grid SH328719
Cross to the far right corner of the car park, follow wayposts with seabird emblem to headland path at Porth Nobla, waypoint 7.
About 0.41 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid SH328710
Desend to sleeper footbridge and climb to Barclodiad y Gawres burial chamber, waypoint 8.
About 0.91 km (~0.57 miles) from
OS Grid SH328707
Fantastic views of Snowdonia, still following wayposts with seabird emblem to car park at Porth Trecastell, waypoint 9.
About 0.24 km (~0.15 miles) from
OS Grid SH333708
Either go back the way you came, or, do what I did and turn left onto main road, follow to junction with signpost for Rhosneigr, waypoint 10.
About 0.42 km (~0.26 miles) from
OS Grid SH333726
Turn left, cross to right side of road, see footpath sign at entrance to private road to houses, waypoint 11.
About 1.81 km (~1.12 miles) from
OS Grid SH327726
Private drive to houses, public right of way to edge of lake, used to be tidal until sand separated it from the sea, fringed with reeds it is a haven for birds, in summer look for little grebe,great crested grebe, tufted duck,ruddy duck, pochard, shelduck,greylag goose and swans, the reedbeds attract sedge warbler, whitethroat and reed bunting, plants to look for include white water-lillies, water milfoil and the tall pink flowering rush, water forget-me-not and yellow loosestrife grow in damp places near the lake, follow to waypoint 12.
About 0.52 km (~0.32 miles) from
OS Grid SH329732
Cross bridge, go ahead, slightly right in meadow to see underpass at railway, cross wall using stone ladder stile, under railway, turn left and follow railway to see station, waypoint 13.
About 0.67 km (~0.42 miles) from
OS Grid SH329736
End of walk, once again well done, hope you enjoyed it as much as me.
About 0.38 km (~0.24 miles) from

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