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Stage 04: Benllech to Beaumaris — Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path

Stage 04: Benllech to Beaumaris — Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path

Difficult
07:28
17.6 mi
2.4 mph
825 ft
850 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
1.75 mi
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Red Wharf Bay

Hiking Highlight

14.4 mi
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Castell Aberlleiniog

Hiking Highlight

17.2 mi
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Beaumaris Castle

Hiking Highlight

17.6 mi
Destination

Map

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Hiking Path: 4.60 mi
Path: 7.01 mi
Street: 0.43 mi
Road: 5.20 mi
State Road: 0.35 mi

Surfaces

Natural: 0.97 mi
Unpaved: 4.28 mi
Paved: 4.10 mi
Asphalt: 1.12 mi
Unknown: 7.12 mi

Weather Forecast

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komoot planned a hike.

November 22, 2019

Comments

  • komoot

    Historic castles, Iron Age remains, impressive geology, and wildlife-rich bays combine to make this a memorable hike.

    From Benllech, the trail passes Benllech Sands and the impressive Castell Mawr Rock, a large limestone rock that was once an Iron Age hillfort and is now a sanctuary for nesting seabirds.

    You continue around Red Wharf Bay, a vast sandy beach and nature reserve. Keep a look-out for birds including purple sandpipers, curlew, shelduck and dunlin.

    Once you reach the eastern end of the bay, it is a sharp ascent over Bwrdd Arthur, where you find an ancient hillfort and the isolated medieval church of St Michael's.

    You walk on through Glan-yr-Afon, past Penmon point and continue the descent past Penmon Priory to the coastline.

    When you reach Lleiniog Beach Picnic Site, it is worth a detour inland to see Castell Aberlleiniog, an atmospheric ruin nestled within a woodland nature reserve. The detour adds around one mile (half-a-kilometer).

    It is flat walking to Beaumaris, where this stage finishes. Before you end the hike, though, it is worth seeing Beaumaris Castle, known as the 'greatest castle never built'.

    Beaumaris has a good range of accommodation, places to eat and drink, as well as shops and other attractions.

    • November 25, 2019

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Stage 04: Benllech to Beaumaris — Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path