Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Coastwalk , Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path

Amlwch Port → Cemaes

amlwch-port.png Distance: 8.06 miles
Ascent: 377 metres
Duration: 3 hours 46 minutes

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant!
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After the east yesterday, today we walked the bulk of the north Anglesey coast. Tomorrow we shall turn the corner again and head southwards on the west coast.

We seem to find ourselves in Wales quite often for St David's Day, although not by any particular design. Today the daffodils were doing their best to bloom in recognition of the day. Our tribute was walking past the most northerly point in the province. The true northerly point is Middle Mouse, an island just beyond the most northerly accessible point, Llanlleiana Head.


On either side of the headland are disused reminders of the area's industrial heritage. At Porth Wen an old brickworks stands defiant against the weather while to the west a porcelain works has fared less well since closure in the early 20th century.

In Welsh, Middle Mouse is known as Ynys Badraig — St Patrick's Island — and is where the saint was said to have been shipwrecked. A small church on the path just east of Cemaes was reputedly founded by him to give thanks for his safe delivery from the seas.

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