This route features some of the most breath-taking views on Anglesey.
Starting with a short, sharp climb out of Beaumaris the route then meanders through lush farming land towards the village of Llanddona. From here to the end of the route you’ll be treated to spectacular views over Red Warf Bay and across the sea towards the Great Orme. Don’t be surprised if there are a number of large ships in view – the sea off Red Wharf Bay is often used as a sheltered anchorage for marine traffic waiting to enter Liver- pool docks.
The route then heads towards Penmon and Puffin Island. On the way, you’ll pass some beautiful old buildings including an old windmill, a traditional rural school and, if you take a little detour, the tiny parish church of St Michaels.
Before arriving at Penmon itself we get to Penmon Priory – a religious site since the 6th century. Penmon point is a beautiful location with fabulous views over the mainland and towards Snowdonia. Trwyn Du Lighthouse is also a favourite with photographers.
The return route to Beaumaris passes the remains of Aberlleiniog Castle, originally a Nor- man motte-and-bailey castle from around 1088.
Points of Interest
1 Bulkeley Monument
Built to commemorate Sir Richard Bulkeley Williams Bulkeley (1801-75), and shown on the 1889 Ordnance Survey.
2 St Michael’s Church, Llanfihangel Din Sylwy
3 Mariandyrys Nature Reserve
4 Penmon Priory
5 Penmon, The Lighthouse & Puffin Island