The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Footpath

The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path is a long distance route that follows much of the island’s coastline and predates the creation of the All Wales coastal footpath.  The path falls within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) which covers most of the coastal area passing through very varied landscapes that include a mixture of farmland, coastal heath, sand dunes, salt-marsh, foreshore, a few small pockets of woodland, extensive sandy beaches and some very impressive rocky cliffs.

The path allows access to 90% of Anglesey’s geological highlights.  Most of the coast is accessible to all, be it the seasoned walker rambling the entire 130 miles or the casual visitor dipping into one or more of the scenically beautiful ‘honeypot’ sites along its length. GeoMôn has provided a range of geotrails,  some thought provoking informative displays, a few picnic areas  and some tactile exhibits which encourage adults and children alike to discover the world around them.

The official website for the Coastal Footpath publishes a series of maps like the one for section 12 illustrated below.

coastal footpath

Friends of the Anglesey Coastal Path

The friends maintain a very useful and informative website with a wealth of details about what to see, tidal and weather conditions, distances and ascents etc.  Anyone who has completed the full 130 miles of the Coastal Path can be rewarded with a special badge and a certificate recognising this achievement. To claim your badge please fill in the online form on the Friends of Isle of Anglesey coastal path  website.

GeoMôn’s guide to the coastal geology

GeoMôn’s experienced geologist and author, Dr. John Conway, has written a bilingual guide to the coastline in the form of a narrative by someone walking from the Menai Bridge around the island in a clockwise direction. The book describes the rocks,structures and landscapes seen on this walk, accompanied by maps and photographs.  It also takes in a wide variety of  features of soil, biodiversity, agriculture, archaeology and of course more modern human influences.  You can buy a copy from from our online shop. or at the Geopark Centre when it is open.

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