Monday 31st August 2020
This has to be one of the top 5 walks so far on the coastal path – we weren’t expecting something so varied and stunning, and the weather was perfect for us; just look at the blue sky in some of these pictures.
So like yesterday we parked the bikes just before four mile bridge and crossed to Holy Island – which is an island off the side of Anglesey which itself is an island off Wales.
We walked the 2 miles to Trearddur Bay to start the walk which will end back at Four mile bridge.
And there was another first for our coastal path walking – Andrew wore shorts on a walk – never happened before (he’s afraid of getting stung by nettles). No pictures of this feat though sorry.
From the busy bay you walk left and up the road, and before you know it you arrive at an amazing much smaller bay, and much quieter as well. It is so secret it doesn’t even have a name.
The path then heads up the road and through a static van park before going through a gate into a very sand dune filled area.
And from here on the views just became magnificent. There isn’t much to describe in terms of the walk apart from following the signs and marvelling at the views.
This day had it’s fair share of gates, and Sharon demonstrated how to open the gate without touching it with her hand.
And back to some wonderful views:
After a lovely lunchtime stop by the cliffs we dropped down towards Borth Wen a circular cove of sand with houses all over-looking the beach.
We then had a section of moon surface again…..
Before suddenly an amazing flat beach …..
appeared around a corner with lots of water craft being launched, a lovely little refreshment booth with a wide range of ice creams and alcoholic drinks, and the poshest toilets you will ever see on a beach.
You exit the beach half way along – don’t be tempted to walk around thinking you can get back to the main island of Anglesey – you can’t but you can see a Victorian bathing house nestled on the far end of the beach. Up the steps and through a forest and then along a lane. In fine weather you can turn right and cut through a wood – so we did.
At this point Andrew got rather stranded by the mud and had to clamber across trees to avoid sinking into it. Regretting those shorts – maybe!!
Bonnie was still going strong and we walked along a road with no pavement and then turned right up a private drive….
past some farm houses, and down a narrow passageway beside a barn and then across some fields.
We then rejoined the estuary and things got a little wet under foot again, but luckily the tide was out.
And earlier than expected four mile bridge came into view and the end of our walk.
We got back to the bikes for the cycle home to the campsite and a nice cuppa.
Today was 9.2 miles of coastal path, which took us to 571.6 miles completed and 303.6 miles to go. Another day of walking tomorrow will get us under the 300 miles to go stage.