Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Holy Island South Stack

  • Walked: 17th September 06
  • Distance: 4m
  • Terrain: cliff paths
  • Summary: Park at South Stack, follow the well-marked path past South and North Stacks and around to Breakwater Country Park, then paths over Holyhead Mountain back to start.
  • Time: 3 hrs
  • Notable views: South Stack, North Stack and the coast generally!!
  • Note to self; don't knock it 'till you've tried it.

This walk is based on walk no 15 from Dorothy Hamilton's book 'Circular Walks on Anglesey'. It's listed as 'Strenuous', which, having seen how flat Anglesey and Holy Island are, we sneered at. You'll see from the contour lines on the map below, that the coast is far more hilly than the rest of the island, and the coastal path rises and falls quite dramatically!

This straight after a day's walking among the Welsh 3-thousanders, made a painful recipe and a lesson learned! Apologies to Ms Hamilton!

The route above was generated using Meander.

Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Map image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

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