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Eryri Walking Club

Eryri Walking Club - Llanddwyn Island, Newborough

Wednesday 17 April 2024

By popular request, this month we will be returning to Llanddwy Island.  Many have said that they thoroughly enjoyed when we last visited in September 2021, it was our first walk after Covid restrictions had been lifted, so here's hoping for similar weather, a nice warm,sunny day.

We will meet at around 11:15 in the beach car park where there are public toilets.  We will then head along the forestry track for around 1km before veering left onto the lovely Llanddwyn beach.  The tide will be low by the time we get here which will enable us to cross over to the island where we will follow the easy track.  In no time we will get to see the ruins of Santes Dwynwen chapel. Santes Dwynwen is the Welsh patron saint of lovers, which is celebrated on 25 January, and the equivalent of St Valentine’s day. It dates from sometime in the early 16th century.

At the end of the track is the Tŷ Mawr lighthouse and also the  Pilot's Cottages which have appeared in several television dramas in recent years. This is where we will have our break for lunch.

After lunch we will make our way back to the car park, retracing our steps off the island and make our way back along the lovely sandy Llanddwyn beach where hopefully, our guide dogs will have a free run.

The return route is around 4 miles with little elevations.
Remember to wear suitable footwear and sensible clothing.

The North Wales Society will be putting on transport leaving the Society in Bangor at 10:30 and will return at around 3:30.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

We will postpone the trip in the event of bad weather - If we need to make a decision to cancel, we will let you know by email and text by 6pm on the evening before the walk. When responding to this by emailing  Bethan bethan@nwsb.org.uk or on 01248 353604 could you include a mobile number where we can send text messages please.

It is important that if you intend joining us then you let Bethan know as soon as possible so we can organise the appropriate coach.  

1.     Will you be joining us on the walk?
2.     Is there anyone coming with you?
3.     Do you need a sighted guide volunteer?
4.     Mobile phone number.
5.     Where will you be meeting the group?

We are now planning the rest of the programme for 2024 so if you have any ideas about new routes or perhaps a personal favourite walk then please let us know.  We are more than happy to join a couple of volunteers to explore any possible route suggestions.