7th October 2020
Total miles walked in & around Wales = 1236.2 miles
I drive to the RSPB car park near South Stack & walk up the tarmac footpath opposite.
I am following a route described in my guide book but, as I enter the open moorland, there are several paths leading in different directions, I am confused to which path to take. I choose this wide gravel path as it runs in the general direction of the route I am following.
The route follows a path to the rear of Holyhead mountain.
As the path narrows, a view of Holyhead Harbour and breakwater come into view.
The path passes some allotments on the right & then descends down several steps to Holyhead Breakwater Country Park. I spot a cafe ahead!
After a cup of tea & cake, I walk passed a lake popular with people fishing and sailing model boats & join the official Wales Coast Path.
The last time I was walking this stretch of Wales Coast Path was on 29th March 2018 when I walked from Holyhead to Treaddur Bay. That was when I was walking the WCP in it’s entirety.
The route passes a quarry face.
The path climbs and narrows.
I pass a magazine building.
The path levels off.
Looking back towards the breakwater.
The path forks, I choose the right hand path which descends to North Stack (a redundant fog warning station).
The view across to South Stack.
Leaving North Stack, I start the climb up towards Holyhead Mountain.
Another ferry leaving Holyhead.
The steep climb ahead.
The view from the top of the steep climb towards South Stack.
View towards the summit of Holyhead Mountain.
I take a detour to climb to the summit (I didn’t climb to the summit last time).
The views are spectaular.
I walked the whole of the Anglesey Coast Path in 2018 and it is great to see the landmarks where I have walked.
Coming down from the summit was interesting! There were so many paths off the summit that just peter away, I had to ascent again to descent on the correct path!
I join the WCP again and walk towards South Stack.
I remember this look out shelter from last time I was here. There were signs to say that it was unsafe. It must have been repaired.
View from inside the lookout over South Stack.
I descend down the short descent to the road over looking South Stack and walk the short distance back to the car.