Day 207 Red Wharf Bay

Thursday 29 October 2015

Beaumaris to Moelfre

19 miles

Ty Dderw Country Inn

I awoke to rain; however, by 8.30 the rain had stopped and I set off on a damp, grey day. I was walking along the part of Anglesey Coast Path that should have some of the best views of the mainland, all the way back along the N Wales coast; not today.  

Penmon Abbey and Dovecot
  
Inside the Dovecot
 I passed by Penmon Priory and Dovecot and carried on to Trwyn Du, the most Easterly point of Anglesey. Immediately opposite is Puffin Island; a great place to visit in puffin season.  

Puffin Island
 The path headed uphill and through fields with an elevated position that would give fantastic views on a better day.   

Looking back at Puffin Island and the mainland beyond
 
Not great views of the mainland mountains
 The path wound around Bwrdd Arthur hill and then dropped down to the edge of Red Wharf Bay. The road I descended had a 30% sign and I’d like to try it on my bike sometime.  

Approaching the very steep hill down to Red Wharf Bay
 It was lunchtime and I stopped at the car park and ate the leftover bara brith and Welsh cakes from yesterday’s Welsh tea, washed down with green tea from my small flask. I really enjoyed my little picnic.  

Duck boards across the marshy ground
 Red Wharf Bay is huge and I started my walk around it at high tide. There were so many waders hanging around the shoreline. I even saw a kingfisher flying around the rocks today.  

Red Wharf Bay shoreline, Bwrdd Arthur hill in the background
 At points around the Bay it was tricky skirting the shoreline, along the shingle or through the marshland. Thank goodness for my walking poles as they were the only things that kept me upright on too many occasions.  

Looking across the bay to Red Wharf
 I walked past Benllech, where there were quite a few people out walking on the beach, and along the coast to another little beach, Traeth Bychan.  

Benllech Beach
Looking back at Benllech
 From here it was just a bit further to Moelfre. A long and lovely day.  

 

One thought on “Day 207 Red Wharf Bay

  1. Chris Frazer November 5, 2015 / 6:17 pm

    Even Gray it’s still impressive and it could not dampen your enthusiasm….well done Juice.

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