Isle of Anglesey Coast Path - South Section

A walk from Holyhead to Bangor along rocky coastline and the Menai Strait in the South of Anglesey.

5 to 8 nights
64 miles
Moderate to Demanding

From £430 per person

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About this route

The south section of the Isle of Anglesey Coast Path starts at the busy ferry port of Holyhead and negotiates rocky headlands and sandy coves on the way to Bangor.

Incredible, far-reaching views can be gained from atop Holyhead Mountain, the highest point on the island, while the lower lying terrain boasts tranquil forests, golden beaches and thriving ports and fishing villages.

Sites of particular interest include the amazing rock arches of Bwa Du and Bwa Gwyn, the beautiful South Stack Lighthouse and the 12th century church of St Cadwaladr containing the Cadfan Stone.

Isle of Anglesey Coast Path - South Section map
Holyhead to Bangor
64 miles (102 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday Highlights

Admiring the spectacular coastal scenery of Anglesey and across the Menai Strait to the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park.

Enjoying one of the very best beaches in Anglesey beyond Cable Bay, where sloping dunes give way to smooth, golden sand.

Spotting the many species of birdlife in the coastal dunes, including Razorbills, Choughs, Guillemots and Terns.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
IACS1 From Holyhead to Bangor 5 nights, 4 days walking Demanding£430
IACS2 From Holyhead to Bangor 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate / Demanding£515
IACS3 From Holyhead to Bangor 8 nights, 7 days walking Moderate£685

Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path - South Section 5 nights, 4 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Travel info
  • Weather
Start

Travel to Holyhead where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Holyhead to Rhoscolyn(T). 16 miles (25.5km)

Day 2

Rhoscolyn(T) to Aberffraw. 18.5 miles (29.5km)

Day 3

Aberffraw to Dwyran. 14 miles (22.5km)

Day 4

Dwyran to Bangor. 15.5 miles (24.5km)

Finish

Depart from Bangor after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£35.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£25.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 5 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

 

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 64 miles (102 km)
Duration: 5 nights, 4 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 14 miles (22.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 18.5 miles (29.5 km)
Code: IACS1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Holyhead
End of holiday: Bangor

Travel Information

Detailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end, are sent with your full holiday pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Manchester, Liverpool John Lennon and Cardiff.

By Rail - There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Holyhead) and also at the end of the trail (Bangor).

By Bus - Various bus services run to Holyhead and from Bangor.

From London - Trains run from London Euston station to Holyhead.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take a train from Bangor to Holyhead.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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