A lovely sunny day today to complete a 13km walk from Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll to Beaumaris. The highlights of the walk are: little sheltered coves during the first part of the walk along the shoreline; the statue dedicated to Admiral Lord Nelson which acts as a marker for ships on the dangerous Menai Strait; the Britannia Bridge and its famous Lions; St Mary’s Church and its dedication to the workers who died building the Britannia Bridge; the remote Saint Tysilio’s Church situated on its own island and the walk along the Belgian Promenade to the famous Menai Suspension Bridge.
On this walk you get up close and personal to both bridges to admire their structures.
From the Menai Bridge, the remainder of the walk is mainly road bound. Leaving the main road just beyond the town of Menai Bridge, we gain height, heading towards Llandegfan. You are rewarded with views over the Menai Strait to the mainland, Bangor, the Lavan Sands and the Carneddau mountain range. We continue along a narrow single track road which eventually drops down to the main road at Beaumaris. Our walk ends for the day by walking out along the pier at Beaumaris.
The railway station at Llanfair Pwllgwyngill (our local station) is known as Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, the longest single word name in the British Isles and one of the longest in the world. Many visitor’s come to the railway station to have their photograph taken under the name. The translation of the name is: Saint Mary’s Church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the church of Saint Tysilio near the red caver.
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