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Cycling in Anglesey

Cycle Ride - Newborough

The first part of this ride forest follows tracks through Newborough Forest to reach the beach near Llanddwyn Island. It is well worth allowing an hour or more to visit this immensely attractive island on foot. The route then goes behind the sand dunes and is sandy in places and it will probably be necessary to dismount for two or three stretches. Again you may well have to dismount for a stretch when you go through Malltraeth marsh where part of the track may be under water and has to be bypassed. After crossing Malltraeth sands by a new cycleway you return through varied and attractive countryside via traffic-free lanes. Photos of the Ride

Route:  Newborough - Newborough Forest - Llanddwyn Island - Malltraeth marshes - Newborough Forest - Malltraeth - Pont Marquis - Llangaffo - Newborough 

Distance: 15 miles 

Ascent: 100m. Most of this ride is flat. There are, however, a couple of climbs in the second half, the first of which, before Llangaffo, is quite steep.

Start: free car park at Newborough (near the start of the road that goes to Newborough Forest and beach. The road is opposite the P.O. and adjacent to the White Lion.) Grid Ref: 423656

Cycle Ride from Penmaenmawr, Conwy County

Sketch map of a circular cycle ride from Newborough

    The Ride

Turn Right out of car park and after nearly a mile enter Newborough Forest

Turn Right at large car park going through gap by side of locked gate

Continue to the smaller Llanddwyn Island car park (restricted to key holders!), lock your bike, go down on to the beach and explore the Island on foot - you will not be disappointed.

Unlock your bike and return the way you came for about one and a half tenths of a mile

Turn Left through gate

After 1/10 of a mile Turn Left at green way-marked stump number 8

Turn Left at green stump number 6 on to a narrower path

Turn Left at stump number 14

Turn Left at main forest track

Turn Left on to new cycleway and go to Malltraeth

Turn Left on to main road and Turn Right at bridge (signposted Trefdraeth)

After nearly 2 miles Turn Right over bridge (Pont Marquis)

Straight ahead at crossroads at Llangaffo

Turn Right at next crossroads

Turn Right at main road and immediately right again going past church

Turn next Left

Turn Left at T junction

Turn Left at the A4080 in Newborough and then Right to return to car park

   Points of Interest

Llanddwyn Island is rarely cut off at high tide. It is a nature reserve and one of Anglesey's gems. This magical place has coves with rocky outcrops and sandy beaches, an ancient ruined chapel, a historic lighthouse and even older beacon and pretty pilots' cottages. Snowdonia and the Lleyn hills provide a dramatic backdrop. Wild flowers abound in early summer. Not to be missed.

Malltraeth Marsh is appealing because of its wild remoteness.

Malltraeth Sands are crossed by a new off-road cycleway with expansive views.

Photos of the Ride

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