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Amlwch Port Anglesey Wales
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Leaving Amlwch Port along gentle heather clad terrain you could be forgiven for thinking this section of the coastal path is going to be easy on the legs. It is in fact only second to section 12 in terms of height gain. Once past Point Lynas the landscape changes, taking in steep terrain with fine views eastwards. This diverse and often remote section of path is characterised by the red sandy expanses of Dulas estuary, Traeth yr Ora and Lligwy. Leaving Porth Amlwch it is relatively easy walking on the first section of this part of Anglesey coastal path. The trail rises to the summit of small headlands and falls to the beach level in tiny inlets, including Llam Carw, Porth Newydd, Ffynnon Eilian, Porthyrychen, and Craig Ddu before reaching the beach at Porth Eilian. <br><br> From Porth Eilian there is the option to visit Point Lynas, with its picturesque lighthouse, before continuing to the east coast of Anglesey and heading south toward Moelfre. <br><br> The trail passes Porth y Corwgl, Freshwater Bay, Porthygwichiaid, Porth Helygen and Porth yr Aber, before turning inland at a row of Scot’s Pines en-route to the wide sweep of the red sands of the Dulas Estuary. <br><br> The path skirts the northern edge of this beautiful almost land locked estuary before taking the A5025 as far as the Pilot Boat Inn, and turning left (north east) toward Traeth yr Ora. <br><br> Should it be a warm day you won’t find a nicer beach in North Wales than Traeth yr Ora to stop and dip your toes into the waters of the Irish Sea. <br><br> When you can drag your self away from the beach it is just a short walk to Porth y Môr beach - great for rock pooling - and then past Trwyn Porth y Môr to another wonderful beach at Lligwy. <br><br> There is a particularly pleasant spot for a picnic close to the first car park, where the coastal path footbridge crosses a stream. <br><br> Continue across the beach (toilets and refreshments available at the second car park) before rounding the headland of Trwyn Crybin and pass both Porth Forllwyd, Porth Helaes and Porth yr Ynys before reaching the popular seaside village of Moelfre. <br><br> This is the end of this section of the walk, however if you have an interest in history I would highly recommend a short detour either from Moelfre or Lligwy beach to the Din Lligwy Site. <br><br> The site lies within ½ a mile of the Anglesey coastal path at its closest point - Lligwy beach. Din Lligwy site is a well-preserved example of the type of settlement built by the native population of Anglesey during the latter part of the Roman occupation of Wales. The origins of the settlement may well go back into the Iron Age and it was probably a small farming community. For a pre-Roman site, a great deal remains including the enclosing wall and the foundations of many buildings.
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