Yesterday, Les, Chris and I went to do the recce for the A & B party CHA walks at Moelfre on Anglesey.
Both walks started from Brynrefail and the routes were identical. However whilst the B party walk will finish after 8.5 miles at Moelfre, the A party walk continues along the coast to Benllech giving a distance of 12 miles.
Leaving Brynrefail we crossed fields heading towards Bodafon Mountain. We circled round the mountain to climb to the summit along an easy path. Although only 587 ft high there were good views from the trig point looking across to the coast. There were several routes off the summit some easier than others. Which one we chose on the day will depend on the conditions. We retraced our steps to Tyn Y Mynydd and then crossed fields to descend to the valley. In places the path was difficult to find but there were spectacular views of Dulas Bay our next objective. After one marshy section we reached the main road where we turned right to walk to the Pilot Boat Inn.
We now joined the Anglesey Coastal footpath and we followed the signs down to the coast at Traeth Yr Ora, the golden beach. Turning right we followed the undulating path all the way to Moelfre. For those on the B party there is the chance to visit the Lifeboat Station and the RNLI shop.
The A party continues along the coastal footpath with lots of ups and downs to the village of Benllech. A short climb up to the road leads to the pub where you can wait for the coach.
Both walks are interesting and show the geological features of the Anglesey coastline. The path follows the edge of the cliffs and care is needed in some places.