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WE BOOKED A LAST MINUTE WEEK IN WALES WITH THE KIDS WOOHOOOOO


A friend contacted us to say she had booked a bargain break in Wales and they had availability for 3 days later for a week, now being summer holidays you dont normally get a good bargain especially in todays times so we jumped at the chance. Now it wasnt anything fancy, but it was a caravan on a working farm, which is perfet for us to use as a base for exploring and the owners were lovely.


Its a 3 hour drive from home to where we were staying so we off loaded the car and headed to one of my favourite walks on the Island, Parys Mountain.


PARYS MOUNTAIN


A mass of copper ore that was discovered there in the late 1760’s prompted large scale mining, with yields so great that Amlwch came to dominate the world copper market for a decade. It became known as the ‘Copper Kingdom’. The mine owner, Thomas Williams became known as the ‘Copper King’. Even today, there is thought to be a reserve of about 6 million tonnes beneath the old mine workings.

PARKING- FREE large car park B5111 Parys Mountain, Amlwch, LL68 9RE

No toilets on site but there is a self-guided marked walking trail which is easy to follow, although if your like us there is options to explore more off path.

 

PORTH WEN BRICKWORKS


Well what can I say but this is a must visit if you go to Angelsey, full of history, amazing views, and the options to walk the Wales coastal path.

Parking is a small layby approx 0.4 miles form the start of the path, sometimes during peak season the farmer opens the field next to the path £3 a day, we started early so it wasnt open.

We used OS maps to locate the path, which is easy to follow to the ruins but it is steep, has dangerous drops so care is needed.

We sat for an hour eating our lunch watching the seals in the water, it was beautiful and after aq good wander around the ruins we decided to walk along the coast, this was amazing, especially with the heather in full bloom. It was narrow and steep in some sections and a bit like a rollercoaster, with the ups and downs but on a nice day the views are gorgeous.

Parking-closest post code is Amlwch LL68 9LH small layby as you turn into the single track road off the A5025

Miles- Approx 2-3 mile return walk, but you can make a circular along ther Wales coastal path too Llanlleiana where here is more ruins, our circular walk was 6 miles with 400m ascent.

 

PENMON POINT AND RUINS

There is so much to see in Penmon, it has a cafe and toilets, the cafe sells buckets and spades and ice cream for the kids, you can spend a full day exploring.


BEACH-The beach at Penmon has been awarded a 2006 Seaside Award by the "Keep Wales Tidy" group.[36] To be awarded the yellow and blue flag, beaches have to meet mandatory standard water quality and must be clean, safe and well maintained. Great for rock pooling too.

Penmon Priory-The monastery (called St Seiriol's monastery) grew in size and had a wooden church building by the 10th century.

St Seiriol's Well-It was built by the monks of Penmon and was believed to have healing powers by some people visiting it.[26] It is probably one of the oldest buildings in Penmon.

Dovecot-standing near the church was probably built in about 1600, in Elizabethan times, by Sir Richard Bulkeley for housing pigeons for their eggs and meat


Parking-Beaumaris, Gwynedd, LL58 8RR £3 fee for parking past the priory, large car park at the beach but we parked at the priory ruins and walked down.

 

NEWBOROUGH FOREST


This place is amazing, from forest walks, swimming in the sea, quiet coves, too walks full of history this place really is amazing.

Newborough Warren is one of the largest and finest dune systems in Britain.

The dunes, coastal marshes, sandy and rocky shores have been shaped over thousands of years by the wind and sea and are home to a dazzling array of plants and animals.

You can walk anywhere on the beaches and on the network of footpaths or you can follow one of our waymarked walking trails.

There is also an Animal Puzzle Trail for younger visitors, two family friendly cycle trails, a trim trail and two waymarked running trails.

We chose to walk the Saint, Sand and Sea Trail which is 4½ miles/7.1 kilometres this has amazing views, secret cove beaches, lighthouse and the ruins


PARKING- Pay and Display Newborough Beach Traeth Llanddwyn Newborough LL61 6SG

Toilets, food van and ice cream vac

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