Anglesey Coastal Path: Moel y Don to Llyn Rhos-ddu

Crossing the Afon Braint: The stepping stones

A cold and blustery 12km walk on the coastal path today. Great views across the Menai Strait to the Snowdonia mountains and the town of Y Felinheli. In times gone by, a ferry used to provide a regular crossing at Moel-y-don on Anglesey to Y Felinheli on the mainland, transporting quarrymen who worked in the slate mines at Dinorwig and people heading for the markets in Caernarfon. At low tide you see the expanses of sand at Traeth Gwylit and views of Caernarfon and its majestic castle.

This route is mainly flat across farmland, tracks, lanes and along the stony, shingle coastline. Your thrill for the day will be crossing the slippy stepping stones over the Afon Braint. The later part of the route that follows the Afon Braint, to the stepping stones is very boggy – well, we have had plenty of rain!

Another enjoyable day on the coastal path.

Note: At present there is no right of way on the coastal path from Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, on the menai strait to Moel y Don. It is a walk along a busy road (A4080) and a walk down a single track road to Moel-y-don.

Mountaineering Joe offers Winter 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.