An explorer's guide to the islands of Britain

53.394505, -4.572122
Distance: 7.5 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Method: Walk
Wow Factor: 10 out of 10

Key Facts

  • Location: Anglesey
  • Terrain: Coast path and inland paths; steep sections and cliff edges
  • Access: Tidal to Ynys Fydlyn
  • Height gain: 333 metres
  • Map: OS Explorer 262
  • Starting point: National Trust Mynachdu Estate car park(GR SW 849 690)
  • Accommodation/food:

    The closest campsite to Ynys Fydlyn is the wonderful Pencraig Campsite. For a pint, incredible views and a motorhome pitch-up the rustic gem of a pub, the Church Bay Inn, is a must. Also in Church Bay try the freshest of Angelsey seafood  at the Lobsterpot Restaurant or the ‘Giant Scrumptious Scones’ (and anything else for that matter) at the fantastic clifftop Wavecrest Cafe.

  • Island Summary:

    This is one of the best circular walks on the Anglesey Coast Path with plenty of dramatic clifftop scenery, as well as tranquil lanes and some great pitstops in Church Bay.

  • Look out for:
    • Cross the tidal tombolo and scramble onto Ynys Fydlyn
    • Swim and explore the sea caves and arches of the Ynys Fydlyn
    • Dramatic cliff top walking
    • Great pitstops in Church Bay
  • Route description:

    This circular walk on the north west coast of Anglesey starts at the National Trust’s Mynachdu Estate and follows tranquil lanes and fields inland to reach Church Bay. The return route is all along the Anglesey Coast path and offers some dramatic cliff-top walking, with some steeper sections. See our free download for the route descriotion.

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