Anglesey Coastal Path- Porth Trwyn (Llanfaethlu) to Cemaes on Llanfaethlu travel guide
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This section of the path includes some of the island’s most remote scenery and much of the coastline is owned and cared for by the National Trust. Rocky coves merge into steep cliffs that twist and fold all the way to Carmel Head, passing a sea arch and island at Ynys y Fydlyn. You’ll pass a nature reserve at Cemlyn before reaching the hulk of Wylfa Nuclear Power Station, to end the section at the pretty little village of Cemaes.
From Porth Trwyn it is a short walk to Porth Crugmor or Cable Bay, and then on around a headland to Porth Swtan or Church Bay.

Church Bay is so called because of the nearby St Rhuddlad's Church, Llanrhuddlad which is visible from the bay. A steep footpath from the village leads down to a beautiful bay made up of rocks, pebbles and sand and edged by rock pools.

Leaving Church Bay the Anglesey Coast Path clings to the coastline passing Porth y Bribys and Porth y Nant before descending onto the beach at Ynys y Fydlyn. A short climb from the beach leads through a wooded section before reaching Porth y Hwch. Ascending onto the headland, Carmel Head, and the islands of the Skerries and West Mouse come into view.

From Carmel Head the trail weaves its way along the coast in an easterly direction, past Porth yr Ebol and Porth Newydd and Porth Tywodog before reaching Hen Borth.

To the right of the path at Hen Borth can be seen the church of St Rhwydrys. The Church was founded in the 6th century by St Rhwydrys and the present Church dates from the 12th century. It is one of the most isolated of Anglesey's churches and it is well worth the small diversion from the path - and a visit to the churchyard may surprise the traveller with the size of the slate chest (or table) tombs. Within the church is a small porch, nave, north chapel and chancel, overlooked by an interesting wooden gallery.

Returning to the path it is less than a mile from Hen Borth to Cemlyn Point, Trwyn Cemlyn, and the Cemlyn Nature Reserve. (Those with an interest in geology will appreciate the rock formations at Cemlyn Point) Depending on the tide the walk crosses either, the shingle bank that separates Cemlyn Lagoon from the sea, or else diverts along a country lane for a short way.

From Cemlyn the path veers away from the coast for a short way as it skirts the Wylfa Power Station. After passing the Visitor Centre the path enters an area of woodland before returning to the coastline at Wylfa Head. From here it is a short walk to Cemaes Bay and the holiday resort of Cemaes with a number of facilities including pubs and cafes for refreshments.

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