Eurwyn and Gillian Williams have lived on the Isle of Anglesey for over 25 years, and enjoy learning more and more about the area they live in. Walking has been one of their hobbies for over 20 years, especially the island's magnificent unspoilt coastline.
Eurwyn was born on the island and has chosen to reside here, and his knowledge of the history and traditions of the area is an added bonus. Both of them are fluent in English and Welsh.
They both have a television background, Eurwyn as a director and Gillian as a continuity person. There is nothing that Eurwyn prefers more, after a busy period of working in the television studios in Cardiff, than to walk the coast of Anglesey and enjoy the solitude and the fresh air.
They decided to set up Anglesey Walking Holidays Crwydro Môn with the hope of being able to offer walkers the same exhilirating experience that they both enjoy on their doorstep daily.
The venture has had regular features by the BBC (Radio and television) and local papers and is going from strength to strength. Most recent features are in AFAR magazine and the Independnent newspaper.
Since 2011, they have been offering combined packages on Anglesey and Snowdonia, as well as Anglesey and Wicklow, Ireland. Cycling packages are now being offered along the coastal and country roads of Anglesey and are proving popular.
Gillian interviewed by BBC News in 2006 near the Menai Straits.
ANGLESEY TOURISM AWARDS
Since 2006 the company has moved on. They won the Anglesey Tourism Awards for the Best Outdoor Activity Provider in 2008 and The Best Adventure and Activity Operator in 2009..
In 2009 twelve of the Isle of Anglesey's best tourism businesses were given prestigious awards. The high profile event, organised by the Anglesey Tourism Association, was attended by tourism businesses and officials across the Island and North Wales. Rhun ap Iorwerth, BBC presenter and journalist, hosted the event which included Mr Ieuan Wyn Jones, Deputy First Minister for Wales and Minister for the Economy and Transport, Jonathan Jones, Director of Tourism at Visit Wales and Dewi Davies, Regional Strategy Director for Tourism Partnership North Wales as guest speakers.
"The Best Adventure/Activity Operator of the Year 2009 was won by Crwydro Môn Anglesey Walking Holidays. The judges were impressed that Anglesey Walking Holidays' packages are tailored to meet the requirements of its customers and are highly personalised and bilingual. The silver awards were presented to Bull Bay Golf Club and Cartio Môn Karting in Bodedern.
The Use of Welsh in Tourism Businesses Award 2009, sponsored by the Welsh Language Board and Menter Iaith Môn was won by both Crwydro Môn Anglesey Walking Holidays and Neuadd Lwyd. Judges felt that both Anglesey Walking Holidays and Neuadd Lwyd deserved to be winners of this Award. They both achieved very high points in the ranking system which clearly shows good practice in the use of Welsh in business. Judges commented that Anglesey Walking Holidays deliver the complete Welsh and total holiday experience, while covering the whole of Anglesey.
Left: Gillian and Eurwyn Williams, from Crwydro Môn/ Anglesey Walking Holidays with the two awards won by their company at the Trearddur Bay Hotel, January 2009.
Right: Eurwyn Williams, from Anglesey Walking Holidays, receives his prize from Gethin Morgan at the award ceremony held at Tre-ysgawen, Llangefni, 2008.
ANGLESEY TOURISM AWARDS 2012
Anglesey Walking Holidays/Crwydro Môn won the GOLD AWARD for the Best Activity Provider in the Anglesey Tourism Awards 2012 held at the Mona Showground Pavilion on Friday January 27th, 2012.
Again in 2013 the Anglesey Tourism Awards was a huge success with high profile winners in many categories. We were not able to attend this year for personal reasons, but our congratulations to all the winners.
In August 2012, for the second year running, the company was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor after gaining 5 * rating from customer reviews.