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Rhosneigr to Cribinau & return [7⅓ miles]

The Maps

The Route

The Walk
Today we walked from our holiday accommodation to he island of Cribinau. We'd considered catching the bus south from nearby then abandoned the idea for a straightforward walk there and back. So on a rather dull morning, straight after breakfast off we went - straight down onto the beach outside Craig-y-Llydan and heading south east along the sands and between the rocks towards Mynydd Bach.

Looking back at Craig-y-Llydan

The neolithic tomb

Ahead of us we had spotted in May was a sort of opening in the hillside, and after checking the maps, we'd discovered that it was a neolithic tomb. So that was going to be our first stop.

We arrived at the (now restored) chambered tomb and explored as much as we could given that the tomb itself is guarded by a substantial gate.

Looking back to Rhosneigr

Porth Trecastell

We continued round the headland to Porth Trecastell, and small bay alongside the main A4080. There were a number of cars parked, and the tide was coming in, much to the consternation of the gulls on the sands. We continued round the bay and continued along the coast path until we approached a lookout post where the coast path is diverted inland to bypass the MoD land and the Anglesey Motor Racing Circuit. As we rejoined the coast itself the bay with the church of St Cwyfan perched on its tiny island.

The warning notices about slippery steps and getting cut off by the tide

The church was (unsurprisingly) closed

Looking back along the diminishing causeway from the church

We scrambled down the steps, being careful as we went and returned to the shore where we sheltered from the strong breeze and had our coffee. We then returned to our accommodation at Rhosneigr. A really interesting walk, and one that we'll no doubt repeat next year in better weather.

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