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Accessibility of the coastal path

The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path is currently 125 miles long and consists of 60 miles of public rights of way (mainly public footpath), 28 miles of public highway, nine miles of permissive path, and 28 miles of other access including National Trust and Forestry Commission land.

It is therefore predominantly a long-distance walking route. The path has 1020 pieces of path furniture - gates, stiles, signposts, bridges.


The entire path involves fairly low level walking, with the highest point being Holyhead Mountain (220m / 720ft). The most challenging sections include Holyhead Mountain, Porth Swtan to Carmel Head, Llanbadrig to Porthwen, south of Point Lynas and the rise to Bwrdd Arthur from Red Wharf Bay. Efforts are being made to reduce the number of stiles where possible, and where a boundary is needed are being replaced with gates.

Easy access

There are a number of sections of the coastal path where the terrain is fairly flat, there is very little path furniture and the path network allows convenient circuits of less than two miles.

Wheelchair access

As much of the coastal path is over natural surfaces - within fields, over beaches - it is not particularly suitable for wheelchair access. There are a small number of sites where provision has specifically been made for wheelchair users wishing to enjoy the coastal path.


Cyclists can take advantage of all the road sections of the coastal path that include some highly scenic country lanes. Cycling is permitted in Newborough forest (on section 9 of the coastal path). Although most of the remainder of the coastal path is out of bounds for cyclists, a new cycleway - Lôn Las Cefni - intersects with the coastal path at Newborough forest and Malltraeth. For more information contact Menter Môn on (01248) 725700.

Horse riders

As with cyclists, horse-riders can take advantage of the road sections of the coastal path, with the added opportunity of using beach sections to make circular rides. Horse-riding is allowed through a permit system within Newborough Forest. For more information contact the secretary of the Traeth Rhosyr Riding Association on (01248) 440 668. Weekly permits are also available at Newborough Post Office.

Contact details

Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path Project
Environmental and Technical Services
Rights of Way Unit
Isle of Anglesey County Council
Council Offices
LL77 7TW

Tel: +44 (0)1248 752300

Contact the Highways and Transportation Service

Isle of Anglesey County Council
Council Offices
LL77 7TW
Main Tel: 01248 752300
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