Our Walks

Anglesey Wildlife Walks – Options and Information

The walks listed below are our standard range of walks. We also run one off special walks which can be found on Our Blog page, to view these Click Here.


Walk 1 – Rhoscolyn and Silver Bay – Half Day Walk


Cross quiet fields and lanes identifying birds and wild flowers, through a pine wood to Silver Bay, secluded sandy beach. Across the headlands with hidden coves, heath land and glacial rock features to Borth Wen beach, finishing the walk at the village church.

The rare chough is often seen here, wild flowers are abundant. Learn Welsh names for the wildlife and what they mean, discover the traditional uses of the flowers and enjoy the simple pleasure of walking in beautiful scenery.

Duration: Half day walk
Type: Mostly flat, some rough, rocky and boggy ground
Distance: Approx 6km (3.7 miles)
Start: St. Gwenfaen’s Church Rhoscolyn
Finish: St. Gwenfaen’s Church Rhoscolyn
Grid Ref: (SH267756)

Price £15 per person


Walk 2 – Rhoscolyn Headland and White Arch – Half Day Walk


Walk to the spectacular white arch rock formation and along the coast to the stunning coast watch lookout, passing St. Gwenfaen‘s ancient well. On clear days you can see past the beacon, to the mountains of Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsular.

It is possible to see peregrine, nesting shags (in spring) and the rare chough (all year round). Wild flowers are abundant and colourful in spring and summer.

Duration: Half day walk
Type: Some hills, rough ground and proximity to cliff edges
Distance: Approx 5km (3.1 miles)
Start: St. Gwenfaen’s Church Rhoscolyn
Finish: St. Gwenfaen’s Church Rhoscolyn
Grid Ref: (SH267756)

Price £15 per person


Walk 3 – Rhoscolyn Headlands and Beaches – Full Day Walk


This walk brings together Walk 1 and Walk 2 described above.

Cross quiet fields and lanes identifying birds and wild flowers, through the pine wood to Silver Bay, secluded sandy beach. Across the headlands with hidden coves, heath land and glacial rock features to Borth Wen beach. Then continue past the interesting burial chamber and up to the spectacular coast watch lookout, where on clear days you can see past the beacon, to the mountains of Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsular.

It is possible to see peregrine, nesting shags (in spring) and the rare chough (all year round). Wildflowers can be abundant and colourful in spring and summer.

Duration: Full day walk
Type: Some hills, rough, rocky and boggy ground and proximity to cliff edges
Distance: Approx 11km (6.8 miles)
Start: St. Gwenfaen’s Church Rhoscolyn
Finish: St. Gwenfaen’s Church Rhoscolyn
Grid Ref: (SH267756)

Price £30 per person


Walk 4 – Porth Dafarch and Penrhosfeilw Common (the Range) – Half Day Walk


Notice the remains of the often overlooked hut circles, then leave the beach activity and walk past hidden coves and dramatic rock formations to the rugged headlands of Penrhosfeilw common. This forms part of the RSPB nature reserve and in addition to being an exhilarating landscape to walk in, has rare plant and butterfly species.

Seals and gannets are visible at times, the rare chough is present all year. Wild flowers are abundant in spring and summer.

Duration: Half day walk
Type: Mostly flat, some rough ground and proximity to cliff edges
Distance: Approx 7km (4.3 miles)
Start: Porth Dafarch Beach
Finish: Porth Dafarch Beach
Grid Ref: (SH234800)

Price £15 per person


Walk 5 – Porth Dafarch to South Stack and Holyhead Mountain – Full Day Walk


Walk from sea level at Porth Dafarch beach, right to the top of Holyhead mountain (an overall height gain of 220 metres).This route covers some of the most dramatic coastal scenery of Anglesey with its unique birds, wild flowers and marine life. There are some particularly good locations to spot dolphins, porpoises, seals and coastal birds along the way.

Views of South Stack lighthouse, the ancient hut circles and in good visibility, the coast of Ireland and Isle of Man make this a very rewarding walk.

Duration: Full day walk
Type: Some steep climbs, rough, rocky ground and proximity to cliff edges
Distance: Approx 11km (6.8 miles)
Start: Porth Dafarch Beach
Finish: RSPB South Stack Visitor Centre – shared return taxi to Porth Dafarch additional cost (approx £4 per taxi)
Grid Ref: (SH234800)

Price £30 per person + shared return taxi


Walk 6 – Explore Holyhead Mountain – Full Day Walk


This is a unique opportunity to explore all of Holyhead mountain. Although close to the port of Holyhead, the mountain has a wild and remote feeling environment, it is easy to become disorientated in the maze of paths.

The planned route includes all the main points of interest and lesser known, often missed features.

Duration: Full day walk
Type: Steep climbs, rough, rocky ground and proximity to cliff edges
Distance: Approx 7km (4.3 miles)
Start: RSPB Visitor Centre Car Park
Finish: RSPB Visitor Centre Car Park
Grid Ref: (SH208821)

Price £30 per person


Walk 7 – Holyhead Breakwater to North Stack and Holyhead Mountain – Full Day Walk


Walk along the rocky coast looking for seals and porpoise sightings, possibly black guillemot too. The industrial heritage is fascinating on this port side of the mountain. We head to North Stack where sea watching can be very rewarding. Then the steep climb to the ruins of the Roman watchtower and the summit of Holyhead mountain.

We return along lesser known paths at the back of the mountain.

Duration: Full day walk
Type: Some steep climbs, rough rocky ground and proximity to cliff edges
Distance: Approx 6km (3.7 miles)
Start: Holyhead Breakwater Car Park (near Soldiers Point)
Finish: Holyhead Breakwater Car Park (near Soldiers Point)
Grid Ref: (SH235835)

Price £30 per person


Additional Information

Please Note
Shortened, or extended versions of walks are available on request. Appropriate clothing must be worn and participants require a reasonable level of fitness. On occasions walks may need to be cancelled or amended due to unsafe weather conditions.

Special Walks for Families
Additional activities can be built into family walks to keep younger children interested and occupied.
Price £10 per adult and £5 per child 1 – 2 hour walk

Walks for Women
Women who Walk – but don’t want to walk alone, are welcome to get in touch for bespoke walks.
Walks booked on an individual basis are £10 per hour.

Bespoke Walks
If there is an area not currently included and you would like a guided wildlife walk please Contact us to discuss the options. Combinations of different walks can be put together to suit your interests.