Trefignath Cromlech

A mostly inland walk from Trearddur, with historical interest.

Technical sheet
No. 24915864
A Trearddur walk posted on 05/08/22 by Walks from the Door. Update : 05/08/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h15[?]
Distance Distance : 4.87mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 59ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 62ft
Highest point Highest point : 85ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 10ft
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Trearddur
Starting point Starting point : N 53.280396° / W 4.62252°
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Description

Start: The Trearddur Bay Hotel, Trearddur Bay, Isle of Anglesey LL65 2UN Tel: 01407 860 301

(D/A) Walk out from The Trearddur Bay Hotel to the seafront and turn left. Follow the road past the
RNLI station to the T-junction with the B4545 and turn left. Take the first right (Lôn Towyn Capel) and follow the road for about half a mile, with glimpses of an arm of the Inland Sea on your right.

(1) Keep left at the entrance to a private road (with a “no through road” sign) and pass Bod I Arddur on the left and the entrance to Trearddur Bay Country Park on the right. Beyond a house on the right and within sight of a roundabout, turn right onto a cycleway which shortly passes Trefignath Burial Chamber (A), accessible via a stile on the right. After visiting the Burial Chamber return to the cycleway and continue parallel to the A55, with Ty Mawr standing stone visible to the left (closer views are obtainable via a path on the left).

(2) Follow the cyclepath under a road bridge then turn immediately left through a metal kissing gate. Join the main road at one roundabout and continue straight on to another roundabout, here you turn right into Kingsland.

(3) Shortly after, turn left into Mill Road, passing the old windmill (B) on your left. Follow the road for about half a mile, with a football ground (the New Stadium, home of Holyhead Hotspur) away to your left.

(4) Just before the road bends right, turn left into a driveway, with signs to ‘Overdale’ and other properties.

(5) Pass three houses on the left at the top of the rise then leave the driveway on a footpath on the left (before a house on the right and a junction of tracks). Follow the path through a gate, over a stile then along a field edge. Turn right into a hedged path after a kissing gate and join a driveway, with a golf course on your left. Follow the driveway past a few houses and out to the road.

(6) Turn left past Porth y Post beach then join the Coastal Path, signposted on your right. Follow the path round the broad headland and back to the road above Porth y Pwll beach. Turn right along the road right past a few houses.

(7) Turn right into a driveway (with a Coastal Path signpost) dropping to a pebble beach then passing behind a prominent house on a headland.

(8) Return to the road and turn right past Porth yr Afon beach. From this point on, you can stay on the road if you prefer, but by way of interest, turn right after the beach and follow a permitted path around a headland to the next beach, and then do the same round a second headland. On returning to the road, continue back to the The Trearddur Bay Hotel. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 26ft - The Trearddur Bay Hotel
1 : mi 0.73 - alt. 20ft - Private Road
2 : mi 1.95 - alt. 49ft - Cyclepath
3 : mi 2.22 - alt. 66ft - Mill Road
4 : mi 2.69 - alt. 49ft - Driveway signed to Overdale
5 : mi 2.99 - alt. 62ft - Three Houses
6 : mi 3.47 - alt. 39ft - Porth y Post
7 : mi 4.06 - alt. 33ft - Coastal Path
8 : mi 4.22 - alt. 23ft - Porth yr Afon beach
D/A : mi 4.87 - alt. 23ft - The Trearddur Bay Hotel

Useful Information

Start: The Trearddur Bay Hotel, Trearddur Bay, Isle of Anglesey LL65 2UN Tel: 01407 860 301

Notes: Significant road walking, though the majority is on quiet lanes. The coastal path is rocky in places.

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During the walk or to do/see around

(A) The monument at Trefignath is actually made up of three tombs, of varying age. The most complete (above) is the newest, and the chamber at the other end is the oldest and simplest. The middle chamber has collapsed. The site was in use for over 1500 years.

(B) Melin yr Ogof (windmill) at Kingsland dates from around 1825.

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