Wales Walking Holidays

If you are looking for a great walking holiday in Wales, we are now offering all these areas.

The Wales Coast Path celebrates its 5th anniversary this year 2017.  We, as a Welsh company,  are proud to be able to offer walking holiday packages along this varied long distance path. Our sections include:

Wales Coast Path Sections

The North Wales Coast from Chester to Bangor.

Anglesey Coastal Path – 130 mile circular route.

Menai and Llŷn Coast Path – Bangor to Porthmadog.

Meirionnydd Wales Coast Path – Porthmadog to Machynlleth

Ceredigion Coast Path – Machynlleth to Cardigan.

Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Cardigan to Amroth.

Walking and Hiking Holidays in Wales with luggage transfer

 

 

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2017 Year of Legends

2017 is going to be an important year for Wales, where we will be celebrating our wealth of  myths and legends in various forms and guises. We at Anglesey Walking Holidays have created a special package to celebrate what is totally unique to Wales.

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Walking for Softies East Anglesey

Walking for Softies (based on the East Coast of Anglesey) 4 nights, 3 days walking.

Price: £305 per person(sharing).

Day 1: Arrival by car or train.
Pick up from Bangor station, or if travelling by car, meet and greet at your accommodation on the East coast of Anglesey.

Shipwreck at Dulas Estuary, Anglesey Coast Path

Dulas Estuary, east coast Anglesey

Day 2:          
Morning pick up and transfer to Lligwy Beach.   Follow the coastline northwards to the golden sands of Traeth yr Ora and onto the Dulas estuary. For an unique experience, stop at the Pilot Boat Inn (an old smithy) at the edge of the Estuary. The bar inside is made from the prow of a wooden boat, and the pub itself is the nearest thing to a quirky museum you will ever find.  The coastal path takes you north around the estuary to a wild, unspoilt area, reminiscent of Ireland, eventually leading you to the square, white lighthouse at Point Lynas and the sheltered beach of Llaneilian.  Pick up and transfer back to your accommodation. 6.8 miles (moderate)

Porth Amlwch Port, Anglesey Coastal Path

Porth Amlwch Port, North East Anglesey

Day 3        
Morning transfer back to Llaneilian, Lynas. This section is strikingly scenic with an expansive seascape. The coastal path winds along low cliff-tops through attractive coastal heathland which provides a good habitat for the wheatear and stonechat.  The offshore islands are home to colonies of seabirds like the chough and a great sea watching spot, with regular sightings of bottlenose dolphins, porpoises and grey seals. The first port of call is Ffynnon Eilian, a small spring which is said to be the holy well of St. Eilian and on a clear day it is possible to see the Isle of Man in the distance.  Porth Amlwch Port is an interesting place to visit, with its roots anchored in an industrial past when it served as the world’s largest exporter of copper – which was mined at the nearby Parys Mountain. Visit the  Copper Kingdom heritage centre and café before completing the last leg of the walk to Bull Bay.
6 miles (moderate)

Porth Wen brickworks Anglesey Coastal Path

Porth Wen brickworks, near Amlwch, Anglesey

Day 4    
Today’s walks takes you along the remotest part of the path.  Follow the coast to Porth Wen, a lovely isolated cove and an unlikely site of an abandoned brickwords with its strange tall chimneys and bee-hived shape kilns. You now climb quite high, with stunning views of Middle Mouse Island and if you take a little detour you will reach a summer house at Wales’ most northerly point! Descend to Porth Lleianna and the church of Llanbadrig.(St. Patrick’s), finally arriving at the village of Cemaes. Pick up end of day transfer back to accommodation.
5.8 miles (strenuous)

Day 5
Own departure by car or transfer to Bangor station.

All our prices are based on two people sharing a room in en-suite accommodation.

For solo walkers – for those on their own please add £30 per night.

For those walking with others but want a single room, a single supplement of £20 per person per night will be added.

Click here to view our Walking for Softies (South Coast) package.
Click here to view all our other packages -Anglesey  Whole Island, Half Island, combined packages or other areas of Wales.

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Walking for Softies South Anglesey

Walking for Softies (based in South Anglesey) 4 nights, 4 days walking.

Price: £330 per person(sharing).

Bryn Celli Ddu Burial Chamber, South Anglesey

Bryn Celli Ddu Burial Chamber, South Anglesey

Day 1: Arrival by car or train.
Pick up from Bangor station, or meet up to park car.  Meet and greet at accommodation in the South of the island.  Transfer to beginning of walk at Moel y Don.  Today’s walk takes you via Bryn Celli Ddu, ancient burial chamber onto the small secluded harbour of Pwllfanogl , where the artist Kyffin Williams lived.  Walk under the famous structures of the Britannia and Menai Suspension bridges, ending at Menai Bridge town.  5.5 miles.

Ynys Llanddwyn Island, Newborough Beach, Anglesey Walking Holidays with Celtic Cross and well dedicated to Dwynwen patron saint of lovers

Ynys Llanddwyn Island, Newborough Beach, Anglesey Walking Holidays with Celtic Cross and well dedicated to Dwynwen patron saint of lovers

 

Day 2:  Morning transfer to Newborough Forest on the West Coast. Charles Tunnicliffe resided and worked in this area studying and painting his famous wildlife drawings and paintings.  Walk into Newborough Forest (Red Squirrel Conservation Area), leading out onto Llanddwyn Island, one of our most photographed spot.  Llanddwyn Island is dedicated to the Welsh Santes Dwynwen (patron saint of lovers) . View the magnificence of the Snowdonia Mountains and the Llyn Peninsula from Llanddwyn Beach ending the walk at Llyn Rhos Ddu. Transfer back to accommodation.  This walk is 7.5  miles (9 miles including island) but can be curtailed.  Pick up end of day transfer back to accommodation.

Beaumaris from the Menai Straits

Beaumaris from the Menai Straits

Day 3:  Morning transfer to the historic town of Beaumaris with its castle, gaol and pier (World Heritage Site). Walk the coastline to Lleiniog Castle (motte and bailey) onto Penmon Priory and Penmon Point (lighthouse) and Puffin Island. The walk goes inland ending in the small village of Caim.      5 miles. Transfer back to accommodation.

Moelfre, East Coast Anglesey

Moelfre , East Coast Anglesey

Day 4:  Morning transfer to the quaint fishing village of Moelfre on the east coast. Visit the Lifeboat Museum before continuing along the rugged coastline passing the Royal Charter Memorial onto Lligwy Beach. The route takes you inland via Din Lligwy Celtic Village. You have a choice today of going further towards the Dulas Estuary or continue on a circular route back to Moelfre for refreshments at the Kinmel Arms or Ann’s Pantry. 5 miles Transfer back to accommodation.

Day 5: Transfer back to car or train station for departure.

All our prices are based on two people sharing a room in en-suite accommodation.

For solo walkers – for those on their own please add £30 per night.

For those walking with others but want a single room, a single supplement of £20 per person per night will be added.
Click here to view our Walking for Softies (East Coast ) package.

For all our other packages -Anglesey  Whole Island, Half Island, combined packages or other areas of Wales.

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Aderyn y Bwn (Bittern) returns to Anglesey

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Bittern on Anglesey

Aafter years of dedicated conservation work,  the bittern has nested at RSPB Malltraeth Marsh (Cors Ddyga) on the West Coast of Anglesey  – the first time in Wales for 32 years. 

The bittern, a type of streaky pale-brown heron brilliantly camouflaged for its home amongst the reed, was last known to have bred in Wales at Valley on Anglesey in 1984.

The RSPB reserve at Malltraeth have seen various vulnerable species such as water voles, grasshopper warblers and otters thrive in the area due to their hard work, but discovering that bitterns have nested in Wales for the first time in 32 years is truly amazing.

The bittern is a secretive bird, which is difficult to spot as it moves silently through reeds at the water’s edge looking for fish. However, the males are renowned for their remarkable far-carrying, booming mating call in spring – hence being called aderyn y bwn in Welsh.

Malltraeth Marsh is a haven for birdwatchers.  Charles Tunnicliffe the renowned artist famous for his painting of birds and wildlife resided in Malltraeth for many years.

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Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017 has been released, featuring our very own North Wales, which as been named on the list of the Top 10 Regions for 2017. North Wales is the only place in the UK included in Best in Travel 2017, and according to Lonely Planet ‘earned its place as a must-see destination for 2017 thanks to the region’s reinvention‘.

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French Review

Our first ever French review from French Canadian walkers who visited us in May 2016.  Thank you.

Nous avons passé une semaine merveilleuse sur les sentiers d’Anglesay. Eurwin et Gillian nous ont préparé un itinéraire qui convenait parfaitement à ce que nous voulions faire. Les paysages sont superbes et variés. Les hôtels et B&B choisis par Eurwin et Gillian étaient bien localisés, confortables et accueillants surtout à Beaumaris, au Cleifog. Si vous désirez un itinéraire à votre mesure, un accueil chaleureux, des paysages magnifiques…c’est la place.

Serge Regnier

 

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Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

TA Certificate of Excellence 2016

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

We’ve just been notified that we’ve been awarded the TA Certificate of Excellence again this year.

ANGLESEY WALKING HOLIDAYS EARNS 2016 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

ANGLESEY WALKING HOLIDAYS today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

 

 

“With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honours hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travellers”, said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travellers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travellers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”

 

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

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