ISLE OF ANGLESEY WALKING AND OUTDOOR FESTIVAL 2015
From May 23rd to June 7th you can walk, see and learn about the beautiful island of Anglesey with its many myths and legends. Visit quaint coastal and rural villages with their tales of shipwrecks and ghosts, and explore the island’s industrial heritage on the Holyhead and Copper Coin tours. See the variety of wildlife and wetlands at local nature reserves and try to find the elusive red squirrel, otter or water vole!
For those of you who like a challenge, join us on the second Anglesey Walkathon, in partnership with Wales Air Ambulance, where you can walk 26.2 or 13.1 miles in a day to raise money for this charity or your own. Or take part in one of the many cycling challenges we have, including 100k and 50k rides, arranged by Audax, and NEW for 2015 the ‘Anglesey Cycling Eliminator’ at Trac Môn.
Alternatively, why not take a relaxing bus tour and explore the many hidden treasures of Anglesey, or wander the coast looking for fossils and discovering the unique geology of the island and its coastline?
The festival also includes more family-friendly events, including the return of the SANLAM ‘Go Dad Run’ Ynys Môn run and its host Colin Jackson, who will be encouraging men and boys to run a 5k and 1k course in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. Add to this an exciting ‘bike and seek’ opportunity along Lôn Las Cefni looking for natural treasures, walks accessible to all, and an exciting programme for schools, no other festival in Wales can offer more choice or opportunity to celebrate the natural environment.
All our walks are guided by experienced and informative guides who will ensure your enjoyment of the festival. Several walks are on the Coastal Footpath and feature stunning scenery, flora and fauna, varied geological rock formations and a large variety of nesting bird colonies - ideal for birdwatchers.
Menter Môn, as the organisers, are continuing our close working relationship with the Isle of Anglesey County Council, especially the Countryside Officers of the Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, along with Natural Resources Wales. Special thanks are also offered to The Ramblers Association (Ynys Môn Group), Anglesey Coastal Path Team, Menai Bridge Industrial Heritage Trust, North Wales Wildlife Trust, National Trust and GeoMôn.
PLEASE NOTE: Walks will start promptly at the indicated start times. Walkers must report to the walk leader no later than 15 minutes before the start time.