Porth Swtan to Ynys y Fydlyn and Mynydd y Garn

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This is a route which begins on the cliffs on Anglesey's north-west coast. This area is good for seeing seals and birds such as choughs, which are relatively common in this region. Later, the walk heads inland and takes in Mynydd y Garn, one of Anglesey's best viewpoints.

Wales - North Wales - Anglesey - Coast


Birds, Church, Great Views, National Trust, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife
02/07/2019 - Susan Allan

I agree with John Holden's comments and really wouldn't bother with this walk at all. We did climb the broken down ladder stile (next to the rusty gate at point 10) and we also hacked our way through the chest high bracken and brambles on the other side but the footpath through the next field was non-existent and the marshy ground stretched right across it with no way of getting to the gate at the next farm. We abandoned the walk and went back to the coast path and retraced our steps, this way by far the easiest and most scenic thing to do!

19/06/2019 - John Holden

Having taken into account Peter Marshall's comments I planned a route that avoided point 10. The walk along the coast is superb and needs no guidance. Keep the sea on your left and the coastal path is well waymarked, that's all you need to know. Points 7 and 8 make frequent reference to "the forest". Forget the forest, it's irrelevant. Follow the track up from the beach and, where it forks, take the right fork. This will lead you to the car park shown on the OS map. I have no idea why the OS mark this as a car park, it is no more than an informal lay by. If you follow directions 7 & 8 you'll end up facing an old barbed wire fence and chest deep bracken. The footpaths between the two minor roads around Pen Dref are poorly marked and little used, so are difficult to follow. The Anglesey coastal path is beautiful and I would strongly recommend that you walk it, or any section of it, by travelling to a convenient bus stop, take the bus and walk back. There is a good bus service on the island and many stops are convenient for the coastal path. I really wouldn't bother with this walk.

07/05/2017 - Peter Marshall

Point 3 is irrelevant as the path has been re-fenced and this stile is no longer present. Point 10 is no longer valid as the pond has been fenced off and there is no longer a path through to Pen Craig Farm. We went back to the road and walked to Porth Swtan along the road missing out Point 11 altogether