Coastal path to Traeth Dulas

The second day of our holiday the wind had dropped and we were greeted by a fine sunny morning. So the boots were back on and we were off down the path through the fields for another walk on the coastal path, this time heading north towards Traeth Dulas.

The tide was out again when we reached Traeth Lligwy

Off we set. the temperature was just right – neither too hot nor too cold and we were walking in t-shirts for most of the afternoon.

The geology was quite different than when we walked south to Moelfre. That way was dominated by Carboniferous limestone whereas heading north the rocks were predominantly sandstone and shale, deposited in a semi-arid, sub-tropical environment millions of years ago.

We soon reached a concrete lookout post up on the cliff looking over the sea. I reckon this was a remnant from WW2 as it would overlook the shipping route into Liverpool.

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The path descended down to a sand and shingle cove before climbing back up on the low cliffs.

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As the wind had dropped, the sea was calmer than the day before. We had a brief walk on the sand, inspecting the variety of pebbles that were washed up on thebeach.

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Looking south from the beach with the Great Orme and the northern Snowdonia mountains visible on the horizon

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Back up on the cliffs

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I’d brought my long range lens with me so zoomed in on the tower on Ynys Dulas.

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Carrying on the path, down below was Traeth yr Ora. This fantastic beach is only accesible via the coastal path or from the sea – there’s no road or car parks nearby. It was almost deserted except for a small number of people.

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Looking down to the beach from the north.

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We diverted of the coastal path which swung inland and around the Dulas bay / estuary. We carried on a permissive path along a headland which overlooked the beach and the bay. We spotted a couple of fishermen – I don’t think it was Whitehead and Mortimer though.

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The tide was still well out and the Dulas Bay was almost dry. We could see the wreck of a large boat resting on the sand. I wonder whether it was wrecked or just deserted?

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The path looped back from the headland and we retraced our steps along the coastal path back toward Lligwy.

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We stopped for a while to take a break at this rather attractive carved bench which overlooked the sea.

Interesting rock formations.

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We arrived back at Traeth Lligwy. We fancied a brew but the cafe was busy – there was a lengthy queue and all the seating was taken so we decided on a walk along the beach, returning after half an hour or so when the cafe was a lot quieter.

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Another good coastal walk on a perfect day for walking.

10 thoughts on “Coastal path to Traeth Dulas

  1. You’re doing a good job of making me miss my ‘second home’, I’m hoping I can get back there camping again next year. Fantastic views and great shots, do you mind if I ask what camera you use?

    • Thanks Eunice. Hopefully you’ll get back there next year.
      As for camera, a lot of my shots were taken on my iphone se (the old version) andon that day I was also using my Olympus digital SLR.
      When i’m out walking I tend to use my phone and a Sony compact that fits in my coat pocket but I didn’t take it to Anglesey with me.

      • I suspected you might say you use a digital SLR – I’d love one but (a) a good one would be beyond my budget and (b) when I have a couple of dogs with me I don’t want to be carrying and changing different lenses. I use a Fuji bridge camera but it suffered a significant bang a while ago (I tripped over Poppie!) and though it still works okay some shots aren’t as good as they should be so I’m thinking of an upgrade.

      • Well I bought the camera a few years ago and meant to learn how to use it properly – but I never seem to have the time so mainly use it on auto, which rather defeats the purpose. I don’t normally take it out with me on my big walks so most of the pictures I post on my blog are either taken using my phone or my Sony compact camera. I did take it to Anglesey, though.

    • Yes, it was a good week of weather for the time of year. Anglesey has a beautiful coastline which I’ve only started to explore over the past 3 years. Not sure I’d want to walk the coastal pathin bad weather, mind.

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