Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Along the Anglesey Coastal Path. . .

It's been two years since we did this walk on the north-western edge of Anglesey, near Holyhead, but last weekend, our rambling group tackled another ten miles of the coastal path on the south side of the island.

We started inland in the village of Maltreath and headed through fields and meadows towards the sea.

Here's the first glimpse of the coast and the moment we all started to feel like school kids on a summer holiday.

There are some gorgeous beaches along this coastline - sandy, enclosed and quite sheltered.  This is the beach near Aberffraw.  A good place to stop for lunch although I always feel quite conspicuous in my hiking gear among the sunbathers and hardy swimmers.

I brought along my summer beach knitting since the colours seemed so appropriate.

We then joined the Anglesey Coastal path which winds its way west and north.  We couldn't have asked for better weather - a really perfect summer's day and lovely coastal breezes.

Ahead is the medieval St. Cwyfan's Church, known as the Church in the Sea, built in the 12th century.  It's located on a tiny tidal island, but there is a rocky causeway connecting it to the mainland and it is still used for services.

As we approached the end of the walk in Rhosneigr, you can just see the top of Holyhead Mountain in the far distance.

And another lovely beach.

Can't have a day by the sea without ice cream.

 I think there are more stunning bits of coastline and on the whole, I preferred our first Anglesey walk, but this one was pleasant enough - good company, sunshine, and walking over the sand gave a decent work out for different leg muscles.

1 comment:

Katherine said...

You've done such a lovely job of capturing this gorgeous day!! Anglesey looks so beautiful -- adding it to my list of places to see :D