The Trwyn Cemlyn walk on Anglesey

Walking trail

This walk around the coastal headland celebrates some of Anglesey’s industrial heritage as well as its rich wildlife and a pioneering aviator.

Please note that Bryn Aber car park is liable to flooding. Please check for high tide times before your visit.

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Map route for the Trwyn Cemlyn walk on Anglesey


Bryn Aber car park, grid ref: SH329936


From the car park walk straight on towards the headland. You'll go past the old coal and timber sheds, where coasters once unloaded their cargo.

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Follow the path through the gate and past the monument that commemorates the first lifeboat on Anglesey. Bear left and follow the track to the north coast.

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Looking out from here you'll see Mynachdy, the navigation markers and chimney that are the remains of a copper mine. Keep your eyes peeled for grey seals on Craig yr Iwrch, and porpoises and dolphins towards Harry Furloughs Rocks.

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Carry on along the headland towards the point. Take in the views and enjoy the sea breeze along this grassy path.

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At the end of the headland you'll have a clear view of Cemlyn Bay and the shingle ridge, one of only a few in Britain. Look too for Wylfa Power Station with Ynys Padrig beyond.


Follow the path up the other side of the headland back to the monument. Retrace your steps back to the car park past the old coal and timber sheds. These are the sole remains of the busy trade that once took place here. Coasters would moor at Cemlyn Bays natural harbour, created by the shingle ridge, to offload their cargoes of coal and pick up potatoes and timber for export.


Bryn Aber car park, grid ref: SH329936

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The Trwyn Cemlyn walk on Anglesey


Level, one gate. Tidal car park: check tide times before leaving your car for long periods.

Dogs on leads are welcome.

The Trwyn Cemlyn walk on Anglesey

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The Trwyn Cemlyn walk on Anglesey

How to get here

Cemlyn, Anglesey
By train

Station at Holyhead 12 miles (19km), see Traveline-Cymru

By road

A5025 from Valley, follow sign to Cemlyn National Nature Reserve in Tregele (opposite Douglas Inn). On approach to Cemlyn NNR take second turning to the right then turn right again, after farm buildings, past Bryn Aber walled garden to the car park. Post code LL67 0DY.

By bus

Amlwch to Holyhead route stops at Tregele (45 minute walk), see Traveline-Cymru

By bicycle

National Cycle Network Route 566 goes close by.

The Trwyn Cemlyn walk on Anglesey

Facilities and access

  • Shop, parking, tea-room and toilets available at Plas Newydd House (LL61 6DQ)
  • Dogs welcome on leads