Walk: Cemaes, Anglesey

Explore the rocky coastline with a 5-mile walk in the most northernly village in Wales 

8th June 2017
5 miles
4 hours
Porth Wen Brickworks
Porth Wen Brickworks 


The walk begins in a North Easterly direction from the car park. Proceed along the lane until you meet a junction. Turn right for about 30 metres and then turn left over a stone style on to the footpath. Continue along this path along the bottom of a valley and go through the kissing gate over a style and into a private garden, where you will cross the lawn and enter a field on the other side. Cross the field through a gap in the stone wall, continue across the bridge, up some stone steps over a wall, and on to a country lane.

Graig Wen

Turning right along this lane for around 1 mile, you will pass a chapel on your right, coming across two paths around 30 metres apart on the left side of the lane. Take the first path through a kissing gate adjacent to a farm gate. Head North Easterly through a field that partitions Porth Wen and pass through another kissing gate. Follow round and down the hill until you meet a junction with the Coastal Path. Keep left and pass the chimney stacks of the old brick works on your right. Continue up the hill on to the Coastal Path.

Llanbadrig Church

Continue along the cliffs before descending and ascending to and from the gorge of Hells Mouth and onto and old look out tower. Continue down the steps to Porth Llanlleiana, and then climb up the steps to continue walking along the cliffs. Pass around the church yard and follow the stone road on to the road.

Back to Cemaes 

Walk down the road for a short distance and then turn off through a kissing gate on the right hand side located in a dip. Follow the Coastal Path around the headland and onto the last of the walk. You will see the views across the bay to Cemaes from here.

You have a good chance of spotting some oystercatchers 

Useful information

How to get there

Cross the Britannia Bridge on the A55 to Anglesey then take the A5025 north coast road to Cemaes. There’s signed parking near the beach.

Find out more

Places to eat 
Harbour Hotel, Cemaes Bay LL67 0NN
01407 710273
Locally sourced seafood.

Llanbadrig Vineyard, Cae Owen, Cemaes Bay LL67 0LN
01407 710416
Café, restaurant and shop.

Places to stay
Gadlys Country House Hotel, Cemaes Bay LL67 0LH
01407 710227

Nearby places
Amlwch Copper Kingdom,
Sail Loft Visitor Centre, Amlwch Port
01407 832255
Copper mining exhibition at the historic harbour.

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