Anglesey Coastal Path: Aberffraw to Llyn Rhos-ddu

Dunes at Aberffraw

An enjoyable and easy 21km walk from Aberffraw, through Malltraeth, Newborough Forest and Ynys Llanddwyn (at mid to low tide) to Llyn Rhos-ddu.

A cold, frosty start to the day, but clear and bright. As the tide was out, we followed the estuary to the beach at Traeth Mawr. Walking along the beach we turned off to take the path through the sand dunes (very boggy in places at the moment).

The walk takes us along a lane and moves inland across farmers fields to the village of Hermon. A country lane and a narrow enclosed footpath (boggy) takes us to the village of Malltraeth.

From Malltraeth the walk along the ‘Cob’ (sea-wall), that crosses the estuary of the Afon Cefni, provides a wonderful opportunity to watch wading and migrating wild fowl. At Newborough Forest we make our way along partially boarded walkways and trails.

As the tide was out, we popped out onto the beautiful sandy beach and headed for Ynys Llanddwyn. We now have majestic views over to the Snowdonia Mountain range – and what a backdrop it makes! Continuing along Llanddwyn Bay, we follow the edge of the forest to Llyn Rhos-ddu.

Mountaineering Joe offers walks along the Isle of Anglesey coastal path and in the hills, valleys and mountains of the Snowdonia National Park. See our Walking and Private Guiding pages for details or contact us to make a general enquiry.