Anglesey and Wicklow two centred walking holiday
Anglesey and Wicklow
Anglesey is the first port of call on our Anglesey and Wicklow Tour.
The Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, is quite often referred to as the Island of Romance and Wicklow as the "Garden of Ireland." Put these two together and you have one amazing tour. Wales Walking Holidays have joined up with their friends at Footfalls, Ireland, to offer this amazing walking holiday. There is a strong link between Anglesey and Wicklow via daily ferries which cross the Irish Sea. Wales Walking Holidays are agents for both Stena and Irish Ferries, so your ferry tickets will be included in your package price. Start your Anglesey and Wicklow walking tour in Wales or Ireland as the package is easily reversible.
Isle of Anglesey
Anglesey is rich in mystifying history - standing stones, burial chambers and hill forts. It is a platform for amazing views over to Snowdonia and the Llŷn Peninsula on the mainland. Anglesey has a 128 mile Coastal Path, which is part of the 870 miles Wales Coast Path. The path consists of cliffs, dunes and long sandy beaches, which are natural habitats to a variety of wildlife, flora and fauna. Ninety per cent of the Anglesey Coastline is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Wicklow, deservingly gains the title “Garden of Ireland”. The Wicklow Way, Ireland, offers its visitors everything, from a wild and scenic mountain landscape made up of domed heather clad mountains, to deep wooded glens, meandering streams, waterfalls and tranquil lakes. Wicklow Way's finest jewel is Glendalough, situated in the centre of the county, and home to one of the finest Monastic Ruined Cities that you will find anywhere in Europe. The settlement was originally founded by St. Kevin, who is said to have built his first church on the west coast of Anglesey near Aberffraw (Eglwys Cwyfan Church out in the sea), before moving to Glendalough. Hence, one of many Anglesey and Irish links!
Walking holidays on Anglesey and Wicklow
DAY 1: Own Arrival in Anglesey (North Wales). Meet and greet at your first night's accommodation on the Isle of Anglesey in the south of the island, probably in the Llanfairpwllgwyngyll area.
DAY 2: Transfer to Malltraeth, walk to Llyn Rhos Ddu including Llanddwyn Island 7.5 miles easy walking. From Malltraeth cross the cob into Newborough Forest, now a natural habitat for red squirrels.
Cross to the magical island of Llanddwyn, dedicated to Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers. Make your way along the sandy beach to Llyn Rhos Ddu. Rest your weary legs with a welcoming drink at the renowned Marram Grass Café and Restaurant whilst waiting for your transfer.
DAY 3: Llyn Rhos Ddu to Moel y Don. 7.5 miles easy walking. After crossing the giant stepping stones at Braint River, the path traverses farmland down to the Menai Straits, with an optional visit to the Anglesey Sea Zoo and Halen Môn (Anglesey Sea Salt) Visitor Centre and Café. The views over to Snowdonia and Caernarfon Castle are a stunning backdrop to today's walk. Anglesey was the Druids' last stronghold. The next section passes an area thought to have been the site of a battle between the Romans and the Druids in AD61. The Druids were the priestly and learned class in the ancient Celtic society of Western Europe, Britain and Ireland. However, the Romans saw them as ferocious freedom fighters rather than pious priests. Today's walk ends at the quiet little hamlet of Moel y Don.
Day 4: Optional morning walk around the historical town of Beaumaris and castle (World Heritage Site) before your transfer to Holyhead Ferry Terminal for departure to Dublin in the afternoon.
Pick up in Dublin Port by our Irish counterparts, who will take you o your accommodation in the Wicklow mountains.
DAY 5: Glen Da Lough, the “Valley of The two lakes” (8 miles) A circular route taking in some of the most spectacular scenery in Wicklow visiting an old Monastic Settlement that dates back to the 5th century.
DAY 6: Trooperstown Hill and the village of Annamoe (9 miles) Follow quiet country roads and lanes to the summit of Trooperstown with views across Wicklow and back to Wales.
DAY 7: Own Departure from your last accommodation or Transfer <Extra Charge> to Dublin port for ferry crossing back to Anglesey.
Since 2014, Wales Walking Holidays is a sister company of Anglesey Walking Holidays,