1. This year we have been walking round Anglesey on the Coastal Path.
We completed the 126 mile walk in 6 weekends and one day.
2. 0n the 17th to 18th March 2013 we walked from Britannia Bridge to
Pentreath, our first 20 miles. We spent the night at Menai Bridge
Scout and Guide Headquarters and most of us visited Menai Bridge
Chippy for our evening meal.
We also showed Penny one of the Menai Bridge Leaders how to
play Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and had lot’s of fun,
On the Sunday we rescued a young lamb that was trapped in a fence
and it tried to follow us. Jono lost his phone, luckily Joley was
behind and picked it up.
3. On 30th – 31st May we walked from Pentreath to Amlwch Port 18
Miles. This included one of the most popular paths on Anglesey
from Red Wharf Bay to Traeth Lligwy where we camped the night.
4. On this weekend the weather was very good and we played in a
massive sand dune on the beach, some people went swimming
in the sea. An ice-cream van visited the campsite so we all had an
5. On the 7th to 8th September we walked from Amlwch Port to
Church Bay 18 miles. This was the toughest part of the walk with
a total ascent of 534 meters on the Saturday.
We camped at Cemaes Bay and most of us made a visit to the
Our favourite bit of the walk was walking right into a Nuclear
Power Station and no one seemed to care.
Another favourite bit was when Jono almost trod on a dead bird
6. On 12th – 13th October we walked from Church Bay to
Holyhead Mountain, we stayed the night at Holyhead Scout
Headquarters and most of us visited the local Chippy for our
evening meal, some of us were in onesies looking like a
giraffe and a cow that had escaped from the zoo.
7. On Sunday we walked round Holyhead Mountain, a wonderful
walk via South Stack and Ellins Tower finishing 5 miles short of
8. On 16th-17th November we had a good walk passing the lookout tower at
Rhoscolyn Head and finishing with a great sunset at Silver Bay.
Ffions dad joined us on the walk but had to go home so we took him in the
minibus to Holyhead railway station, we then noticed the chip shop so we
all took our supper back to Trearddur Bay Village Hall where we spent the
night. Julie a scout leader from Four Mile Bridge joined us for our
sleepover and we taught her a few games and put on a bit of a show making
use of the stage.
On the Sunday Julie joined us on the walk from Silver Bay to
Rhosneigr passing close to her house, we then passed Vally Airport and in
pouring rain finished at Rhosneigr where we were glad to meet Skip and
9. On 7th-8th December we walked from Rhosneigr to the Stepping Stones
near the model village. We stayed the night at Newborough Village Hall
where there had been a sale of work during the afternoon and they left us
some cakes. Also the chip shop was only 100yards away, the 3 ladies
working there seemed pleased to see us.
On the Sunday we walked on to the far end of Llanddwyn Island but had to
return to the mainland quickly because the tide was coming in.
When we arrived at the stepping stones they were covered by the very high
tide so we had to walk back to the minibus leaving another days walk to
do later which would take us back to our starting point at Britannia Bridge.
10. On 18th January we met at 8.00am so that we could be back at the
stepping stones before the tide covered them again. Some parents joined us
for this final leg of the walk which was quite wet. After looking at the
burial Chamber at Bryncelli we were expecting to have to walk along the
A4080 but were pleased to find a new footpath had been built in the fields
alongside the road which took us back to Nelson’s statue and on to
Britannia Bridge to complete our walk.
11. In the evening we all met at the Afon Conwy pub for a meal with parents
and our Group Chairman who presented the certificates and badges
supplied by the Friends of the Anglesey Coastal Path.
Then Daniel one of our Patrol Leaders who had completed the walk
presented the Skip with a gift for organising the event, he also presented
Judy and Kathryn with gifts for their help on various parts of the walk.
Everyone felt very pleased with their achievement.
Geoff Powell Group Scout Leader http://www.rhos-scouts.org.uk