Anglesey Coastal Path - Cemaes to Amlwch Port on Cemaes travel guide
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This section of the Anglesey Coastal Path from Cemaes to Amlwch Port is one of the most stunning sections of the coastal path in a compact length. Leaving Cemaes the path immediately joins the rocky cliff-tops and takes you on a dizzying journey past Llanbadrig church, Porth Llanlleiana and Porth Cynfor to arrive at the spectacular bay of Porthwen. Low rocky cliffs follow to lead you into Amlwch Port.
This section of the Anglesey Coastal Path starts from Traeth Mawr, the main beach in Cemaes Bay. Leaving the beach the path ascends a steep set of steps and follows the cliff path around Trwyn y Parc headland to Porth Padrig, Saint Patrick’s Bay, where you can either cross the beach and walk around Llanbadrig Point, or take a path up a lane to Llanbadrig Church.

Should you have the time it is worth visiting the old church, believed to have been established in the 5th Century AD by a shipwrecked St Patrick. A stone stands within the nave of the church, the Ichthus Stone, with inscriptions that are probably representative of the 9th to the 11th Century, but the stone itself is believed to be a standing stone some 4500 years old.

Continuing the walk, take the path that skirts the church yard, or climb the stone stile from the graveyard, and follow the wall and then the fenceline on your right past Ogof Gynfor heading toward Porth Llanlleiana.

The ruined stone buildings at Porth Llanlleiana come into view, they consist of a roofless stone built structure and a large stone built chimney nearby (the works produced porcelain from deposits of china clay found on Llanlleiana Head)

On the headland above are the remains of the Dinas Gynfor Iron Age settlement.

From Porth Llanlleiana you have the option of taking a steeper path up to Dinas Gynfor or an easier option around the back of the headland. For the easier option bear right in front of the old building, through a gateway and follow a track around the back of the headland to Porth Cynfor.

For the steeper option carry straight on between the end of the building and the circular walls, zig-zagging up the steep slope. At the top of the hill head in the direction of the watchtower. Walk past the watch-tower, bear left at a split in the paths, following the ridgeline of the headland. Curve right around the headland, to head away from the sea. Where the gentle option path meets you, turn left and descend to Porth Cynfor.

Continue the walk passing over the headland of Torllwyn until Porthwen comes into view. There is the option here to turn left to ascend onto Porthwen headland to admire the view.

Follow the coastline East away from Porthwen to the wide sweep of Bull Bay. Follow the A5025 for a short way to a lay-by opposite the Bull Bay Golf Club and turn left along an enclosed path, and continue along the coastline as far as Pwll y Merchedd before diverting inland for a short way.

You will arrive at Amlwch Port. Refreshments are available alongside the quay, past the watchtower, at the Heritage Centre café.





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