Cliffedge and rock at Porthdafarch Beach

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Local Activity Providers / Guides

COASTEERING

School group of people coasteering rocks on anglesey
Coasteering started back in the 1970’s and is now one of the most popular activities for all ages. It combines exploring the intertidal area of a rocky coast on foot or by swimming, with some climbing, scrambling and sea level traversing: the very nature of the coastline that is needed for coasteering demands aspects of all these activities. One of the most popular locations is at Porthdafarch, just 10 minutes walk from Anglesey Outdoors

SEA KAYAKING

Five Sea Kayaks on an adventure trip
Anglesey is a mecca for sea kayakers of every ability with introductory lessons for beginners or a circum navigation of the island. Anglesey has everything; fantastic tidal races, towering sea cliffs, caves to explore, accessible beaches and spotting the local wildlife. All this makes the Anglesey coastline one of the best for sea kayaking in the UK.

CLIMBING

Man hanging over a cliff on a rock climbing course in Anglesey
If Snowdonia is in cloud and rain, then chances are Gogarth will be fine, offering over 450 routes on sea cliffs which offer a unique climbing experience. There are classic routes unrivalled in the UK such as; The Cad, Dream of White Horses, & Mousetrap. If access is not possible because of the tidal state or seasonal bird nesting restrictions then Holyhead Mountain crags provide some good, though short routes. It offers difficult to the mid extremes grades on variable quality rock, with nearly 100 routes to choose from.

WINDSURFING AND KITE SURFING

Man on a Windsurf in a rought sea on Anglesey
The prevailing south-west wind most common in the Irish Sea brings cross-on shore conditions to Rhosneigr. This regularly creates perfect wave riding and jumping conditions on the main beach. Other beaches worth visiting are at Rhosneigr Broad Beach and Newborough. Beginners can sail on Maelog Lake at Rhosneigr and speed sailors can launch from Four Mile Bridge when the tide is right. Introductory kitesurfing and windsurfing are available when conditions are right

DIVING

Person underwater diving off the coast of Anglesey
For a small area, Holy Island can offer divers a wide choice of venues - fascinating shore dives and around half a dozen shallow wreck sites within a mile of shore for the beginner or intermediate level diver. Experienced divers wanting more of a challenge can venture into deeper waters to explore the wrecks further offshore. These are due to many treacherous rocks and the prevailing wind conditions. There are also some wrecks that were the result of U boats during the Second World War. Boat hire, gas refills and courses are all available from Holyhead and Trearddur Bay

SURFING

Surfer idling in sea on Anglesey
There are several small coves along the western coast that pick up plenty of swell from the South West. Cable Bay near Aberffraw is popular, but due to its size is generally best before or after high tide. Broad Beach, Newborough, Trearddur, Porthdafarch and Church also offer good surf in the right conditions. Body boarding or SUP boarding are also popular when the surf is not quite right. Surfboards and SUP boards are available to hire from Anglesey Outdoors.

SAILING

Collection of boats on a Sailing holiday in Anglesey
Holyhead Harbour offers some of the best sailing areas in North Wales. Learn or enjoy sailing with the stunning scenery of Snowdonia and surrounding coastline as the backdrop. There are skippered charters sailing from Holyhead Marina throughout the year.

Anglesey Adventures

AALA registered activity provider based at Anglesey Outdoors. Specialises in coasteering, climbing and multi activity days. www.angleseyadventures.co.uk

Kittiwake Sailing

Day sailing in Gaff sail classic yacht from Holyhead Harbour or Menai Straits. http://www.kittiwakeboats.co.uk

Natures Work

Specialist educational courses and training events to promote outdoor learning and individuals. www.natureswork.co.uk

Adventure Elements

Adventure Elements offers an exciting range of sea kayaking courses and expeditions. www.adventureelements.co.uk

Funsport

Windsurfing / kitesurfing shop, hire and lessons in Rhosneigr. www.buckys.co.uk

Sea Kayaking Anglesey

Sea kayaking for all levels of experience, specialising in sea kayak courses, BCU training and assessments and expeditions. www.seakayakinganglesey.co.uk

Ropes & Ladders

High ropes course in Snowdonia. www.ropesandladders.co.uk

Porth Y Post Riding Stables

Local riding stables offering lessons and treks. www.porthypostridingstables.com
Race track for cars and bikes - runs open days as well as speciality events. www.angleseycircuit.com

Cartio Môn Karting

Local outdoor go-cart track. www.cartiomon.co.uk

MSW - Magic Seaweed

Local surf report. www.magicseaweed.com/ Anglesey-Surf-Report/37

UKSKGB

Detailed information on sea kayaking around our local area. www.ukseakayakguidebook.co.uk/ holy_island_anglesey/ art_holy_island.htm

Gogarth Wiki

Climbing routes Holyhead Mountain. www.gogarth.wetpaint.com



Info Sites

Geomon

This website is an expanding guide to the geology of Anglesey (Ynys Môn), for visitors, students, teachers and researchers. There is a wealth of information on the best outcrops and an online shop for books and research details. www.geomon.org.uk

North Wales Wildlife Trust

North Wales wildlife trust events and projects. www.northwaleswildlifetrust.org.uk

Wylfa Visitor Centre

Opening times and information on Wylfa Nuclear power station visitor centre. www.cemaes-bay.co.uk/wylfa/

Countryside Council for Wales

Website for the Countryside Commission for Wales. There is an excellent interactive map showing sssi and access restrictions. Comprehensive list of additional research including habitat information. www.ccw.gov.uk/Splash.aspx

Sŵn y Môr Online

Sŵn y Môr online - the magazine for the Isle of Anglesey AONB and Coastal Path. Downloadable current and previous editions of the magazine.
www.anglesey.gov.uk/ doc.asp?cat=3764



Places to Visit

Greenwood Forest Park

Family attraction for a day out. www.greenwoodforestpark.co.uk

Anglesey Sea Zoo

Family attraction for a day out. www.angleseyseazoo.co.uk

Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens

Home of the Marquess of Anglesey, with spectacular views of Snowdonia and the Menai Straits. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-plasnewydd

South Stack Lighthouse

Information on South Stack lighthouse and history of one of Anglesey’s iconic landmarks. www.trinityhouse.co.uk/ events_and_leisure/visitor_centres/ south_stack.html

South Stack Cliffs

Events and details of birds to see at Ellins Tower, the stunning sea cliffs at South Stack Reserve. Details of visitor centre and cafe. www.rspb.org.uk/ reserves/guide/s/ southstackcliffs/index.aspx

Holyhead Breakwater Country Park

Holyhead Breakwater Country Park – nature park and visitor centre. www.visitanglesey.co.uk/ breakwater_country_park -44.aspx

Beaumaris

Details and town plan with information on the castle, gaol and court house as well as the general shops. www.beaumaris.org.uk

Information on the history of coppe

History of Copper Mining

r mining, walks and facilities at Parys Mountain and Amlwch Port. www.copperkingdom.co.uk / www.parysmountain.co.uk

Hydro Electric Power Station

hydro electric power station with visitor centre in Llanberis. www.fhc.co.uk/electric_mountain.htm



Anglesey Walks

WALKING

Signpost for hiking tours in North Wales
There are a fantastic range of walks on Anglesey - coastal walks, nature trails, reservoir walks and heritage trails and with few exceptions, it is relatively flat. The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path covers 95% of the coast with the total length of the walk at 125 miles / 200km. Total height gain: 4,176m / 13,701ft. Official Start Point: St Cybi's Church, Holyhead (grid reference SH247 826) is only 2 mile from Anglesey Outdoors. Copies of many walks and local transport networks are available from Reception. There are several guides on Anglesey who offer guided walks for those with specific interests in nature, wildlife, geology, etc

Anglesey County Council Guide 1

Routes and descriptions for the Coastal Path. www.visitanglesey.co.uk/ en-GB/route_descriptions _and_maps-117.aspx

Anglesey County Council Guide 2

Routes and description for Circular walks on Anglesey. www.visitanglesey.co.uk/ en-GB/circular_walks_ on_angleseys_coast-104.aspx

Anglesey Coastal Path

Maps and Walk Descriptions. https://sites.google.com/ site/friendsofanglesey coastalpath/path-maps

BBC Guide to Walking on Anglesey

With a variety of terrain and great views of the mountains, sea and countryside, Anglesey offers the lowland walker plenty of choice. www.bbc.co.uk/wales/ northwest/sites/walks/ anglesey.shtml

Walking Britain

Details for South Stack Walk. www.walkingbritain.co.uk/ walks/walks/walk_a/3039

Anglesey Walking Festival

Annual Event in May. www.angleseywalkingfestival.com



About Anglesey

Visit Anglesey

Welcome to the Visit Anglesey website. We're here to help you discover Anglesey and plan your holiday. www.visitanglesey.co.uk

History of Anglesey

Provides information about the Isle of Anglesey, including its history and natural history. www.anglesey-history.co.uk

Info of Anglesey

In depth history of Anglesey. www.anglesey.info



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