This walk explores a very scenic area from Bull Bay to Porth Wen on the Anglesey Coast Path
To reach the start park at the small car park on the beach near Bull Bay (sat nav LL68 9SH). A moderate walk with some strenuous climbs – wear stout boots.
From the entrance to the car park take the waymarked footpath left. This rises steeply up rough steps and then follows the cliffs around a small headland, with good views back across Anglesey. Near the tip of the headland the path descends into a narrow gully leading to a disused quarry. Climbing out of the gully the path continues along the cliff tops, then turns sharply right and joins a lane leading, in a few hundred metres, to Llanbadrig Church.
Skirt the churchyard to the left, then turn right to continue along the cliff tops, there are a couple of fairly steep rises and descents, and all the way in the spring and early summer there is a profusion of wildflowers.
The path descends steeply to the inlet of Porth Llanlleiana down some concrete steps. .
A steep, stepped path leads up onto the promontory – this is the most northerly point of Wales, and the site of an Iron Age hill fort. This viewpoint gives wonderful views East and West along the rugged coast, and, in clear weather northwards to the Isle of Man and the Cumberland hills. After taking in the views continue eastwards on the clear path until it joins another path climbing steeply up from the inlet of Porth Cynfor or Hell’s Mouth.
The walk can easily be extended along the cliffs to Porth Wen, but our way turns sharply right along the path rising from Hells Mouth, to drop steadily back down the hillside to a marsh. The marsh is crossed on a stone causeway, and the path continues straight ahead, keeping the wall to your right, until it joins a lane via a kissing gate, hidden away in the corner of the field.
Follow the lane for about 300 metres until a footpath sign directs you over a stile to your left, and a path crosses a field to a footbridge. Head for a house up ahead and pass through the grounds of the house via two stiles. After crossing the second stile by the house, don’t continue up the obvious rising track ahead, but leave it right to meet a wall (waymark), which is followed through an area of small trees and shrubs to rejoin the lane close to the start of the walk. Go right on the road, and then left at the T junction to get back to your car.
If you want to join me on a walk on Bull Bay to Porth Wen, Anglesey Coast Path, or similar, please get in touch.