Just a stone’s throw away from the streets of Llangefni this walk passes through one of nature’s hidden gems. Also known as the Dingle Local Nature Reserve, this steep-sided gorge is covered in ancient woodland, ferns and mosses with tranquil walks alongside the babbling Afon Cefni. The reserve is home to a variety of wildlife including kingfishers, moorhens, woodpeckers, foxes, bats and dragonflies. The wet areas are home to newts, while lizards, adders, bank voles and wood mice live in the drier spots; eight species of bat can be spotted at dusk. Much of the ancient woodland is a carpet of bluebells and wood anemones in the spring. The local community have built a series of wooden boardwalks that wind their way along the river and its deep pools, with sculptures, benches and picnic tables to stop and enjoy. An 8 km walk through the Dingle and around the Cefni Reservoir is a great way to see one of the loveliest inland areas in Anglesey; a weekly Parkrun also takes place in the reserve. Start from St Cyngar’s Church, Grid Ref SH 45807 75903 (Dingle car park adjacent to church, reached from the B5111 heading north from Llangefni).


Walks in Anglesey

Other things to do in Anglesey: 

Nearby islands: whilst you are there why not explore:

Church Island – find out more here

LLanddwyn Island – find out more here

Ynys Fydlyn – find out more here

Holy Island – find out more here

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