3.2 of 5 (18 votes)

Menai Bridge to Beaumaris

A leisurely walk (countryside) starting and finishing in Isle of Anglesey, Wales, about 10.10km (6.28 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:00h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 121m (396ft)
Descent 126m (413ft)
Max. Elevation 110m (360ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 247m (809ft)
Menai Bridge
Distance 10.10km
Duration ~3:00h
1Created by driver 16 on 23 Jan 2014
Joined Bangor and Bethesda Ramblers for this walk, very lucky again, the weather held until the end of the walk at a cafe by the bus stop in Beaumaris. The walk covers tarmac lanes, roads, grass paths, fields, woods, lakes and streams, with panoramic views of Snowdonia and the North Wales coast. You might see geese, lambs, horses and wild birds. Why not book an overnight stay and the next day take in the castle (the only one in North Wales with a water-filled moat), the restored magistrates court (with an audio/visual guide) and the old jail, which is open to the public and has plenty of history: you can see where people were hanged! See my other walk "Beaumaris".   

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OS Grid SH555719
From the library, look over the road, cross to your right, then take the first left into a one-way street. At the junction, turn right and cross the road to waypoint 2.
OS Grid SH555722
Straight up; don't turn off anywhere. It eventually peters out into a grass track. Pass through a couple of kissing gates, and on your right you will pass Plas Cadnant on the way to waypoint 3.
About 0.31 km (~0.19 miles) from
OS Grid SH549734
Turn right, and stay on the right until Pentraeth garage, waypoint 4.
About 1.23 km (~0.76 miles) from
OS Grid SH550737
Turn right and follow the road, past a standing stone, to take in panoramic views of Snowdonia. Continue to a signed path on the left, waypoint 5.
About 0.37 km (~0.23 miles) from
OS Grid SH555741
Take the path to a Y-junction and bear right, waypoint 6.
About 0.65 km (~0.4 miles) from
OS Grid SH553743
Turn right, and at the first house on the right, turn right across a stone-surfaced drive / parking area. Continue to the kissing gate in the left corner, on to waypoint 7.
About 0.32 km (~0.2 miles) from
OS Grid SH560747
An ideal spot for a picnic. Cross the stream, then through some fields to a road. Turn left, stay on the road to waypoint 8, taking in more panoramic views of Snowdonia.
About 0.74 km (~0.46 miles) from
OS Grid SH561753
Follow the entrance drive through the farmyard to the left, then exit down track to waypoint 9.
About 0.72 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid SH567752
Onwards and upwards; you should pass fields on the right, which brings you out in Hen Bentref (the old village of) Llandegfan, waypoint 10.
About 0.62 km (~0.39 miles) from
OS Grid SH570748
Turn right to see the bus stop. At the bus stop turn left and follow the road to waypoint 11.
About 0.43 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid SH573745
This being a winter walk, the leader advised us away from the path on the left, which would pass small lakes and would be impassable (but OK in dry summer weather). Bear right, then left after the cottage through fields to waypoint 12.
About 0.43 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid SH579746
Turn right onto a road, and follow it past Pen-y-Parc reservoir, past Baron Hill golf club, and downhill into Beaumaris. Admire the views over Llanfairfechan, Penmaenmawr, Puffin Island, Conway and Llandudno to waypoint 13.
About 0.56 km (~0.35 miles) from
OS Grid SH599757
Turn left, cross the road and look for a footpath sign on your right into a wood. See the history board for Mill Race, and follow the stream past the ruin of a mill up to the waterfall. Retrace your steps, turn left uphill to exit into a council estate and on into Beaumaris.
About 2.29 km (~1.42 miles) from
OS Grid SH604761
Worth visiting the parish church of Beaumaris. I believe the interior is superlative (check opening times). There's also an attractive square of small shops, a pier for boat trips around Puffin Island, visitors to the beach, etc. I hope you enjoyed it. Buses in both directions.
About 0.67 km (~0.42 miles) from

2 comments... join the discussion!

23 Jan 2014

Ah but horses get moved around from time to time; best not to use them as a navigational reference!

Peter Roberts
23 Jan 2014
Menai Bridge Beaumaris

On advice to book overnight to see castle in brackets only one in N. Wales with A WATER FILLED moat WATER FILLED is important as there are others with DRY moats. Waypoint 9 pass HORSES IN fields on right.

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