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Llangefni - the Dingle Llyn Cefni & Oriel Ynys Mon

A leisurely walk (countryside) in Isle of Anglesey, Wales, about 6.05km (3.76 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:00h. It is suitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 64m (209ft)
Loss 71m (232ft)
Max. Elevation 70m (229ft)
Elevation (total) 135m (441ft)
Start & End
Llangefni
Distance 6.05km
(3.76mi)
Duration ~2:00
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Ordnance Survey Map
1Created by driver 16 on 15 Aug 2011
Easy paths in woodland, by rivers, lakes and forests, and some roads. Until  about 200 years ago, the River Cefni was navigable to Llangefni lying two miles off the A5. This small inland market town is the administrative capital of the island.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SH455758
Council Head Offices for Anglesey, head West along Stryd Fawr (Main Street) towards Stryd Yr Eglwys (Church Street) turn left onto Ffordd Glandwr, keep stream (Afon Cefni) on your left to see ASDA, keep on gravel path between stream and staff car park, turn left to see to see St. Cyngar's Church, start of walk, waypoint 2.
St. Cyngar's Church About 0.24 km (~0.15 miles) from
OS Grid SH457759
Head for The Dingle, a 25 acre wooded valley, a steep sided gorge formed by glacial meltwater, River Cefni now flows along its base,one of the few woodlands on Anglesey with public access, recently regenerated with boardwalks, footbridges, wooden sculptures, benches, and picnic tables, trees include oak, ash, wild cherry and sycamore, on the woodland floors are ferns, mosses, bluebells, wood anemones and wild daffsin spring, there are abundant birds such as the treecreeper, nuthatch, stock dove dippers, plenty of ducks and, if you're lucky kingfishers, head away from church, through two timber pillars onto start of path and waypoint 3.
The Dingle About 0.10 km (~0.06 miles) from
OS Grid SH456760
Go up the left hand side of the river following the boardwalk sign, do not go over first bridge, go under the disused railway bridge and follow boardwalk up river bank, don't take left turn, continue on boardwalk to waypoint 4.
OS Grid SH454760
Cross river, take right hand path at Y junction to see corkscrew sculpture, go under railway bridge, turn left onto gravel path and waypoint 5.
Rocky outcrop About 0.39 km (~0.24 miles) from
OS Grid SH453764
From waypoint 4 go uphill past small rocky outcrop and down slight left bend back to river on your left, follow to see white house waypoint 6.
White House About 0.26 km (~0.16 miles) from
OS Grid SH451765
Path continues to another section of boardwalk cantilevered out of hillside over the river, cross bridge to follow concrete section up to dam at Llyn (lake) Cefni, waypoint 7.
Llyn Cefni About 0.79 km (~0.49 miles) from
OS Grid SH445771
Large secluded reservoir sheltered by coniferous forests, perfect setting for tranquil walk along easy paths and forest tracks, cross railway bridge, lake is stocked with trout, popular with anglers, watch for whooper swans, tufted ducks, red admirals, ringlet and other butterflies, easy walk to waypoint 8.
Picnic Area About 1.25 km (~0.78 miles) from
OS Grid SH451782
About halfway round, good place to stop and refresh, on leaving turn right onto main road back to town, take in the green fields with cattle, sheep and pigs, picturesque country cottages and once again, as elsewhere in North Wales, panoramic views of Snowdonia, to waypoint 9.
Oriel (Gallery) Ynys Mon About 1.71 km (~1.06 miles) from
OS Grid SH457766
Modern exibition centre featuring the history and culture of Anglesey, artist Charles Tunnicliffe, who lived locally, became world famous for his paintings of birds, especially coastal birds, also, Anglesey born Sir Kyffin Williams R A, internationally known, has displays here, archaeologial finds, tales of famous shipwrecks, castles,old industries and more, craft shop selling books and crafts of local interest, cafe, municipal golf driving range and golf course, no membership required, just "PAY and PLAY", exit and stay on main road back into town and waypoint 10.
ASDA supermarket About 0.81 km (~0.5 miles) from
OS Grid SH459758
End of walk, head back up to where you started, waypoint 11.
Bus stop. About 0.28 km (~0.17 miles) from
OS Grid SH456757
On opposite side of road to where you got off, depending on whether you came from Bangor or Holyhead.

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