As a trained tourist guide and accredited by GeoMon as a guide for the Anglesey Geo Park, Andy offers guided history and geology walks offering a new ʻtakeʼ on the local area. On his walks Andy looks to provide a ‘sense of place’ – his lively and informative walks cover a wide range of local information, history and folklore. On his walks you may hear of pirates and shipwrecks, romans and celts, quarrymen and seamen and the 500 million year history of the rocks beneath your feet.
“My wife and I went on the Rhoscolyn walk and enjoyed it immensely. Andy is a very competent guide who made the time fly.“
Sample Walk 1
The Rhoscolyn Geo Walk will take you over some of Britain’s oldest rocks, back to a time before life as we know it. The folded rocks of Rhoscolyn are one of the most studied geological areas in the UK and our walk will seek to cast some light on the huge forces that have been at work here. We will look at evidence of ice ages and the movement of tectonic plates. We will also look at the intriguing history of the area, from Celts and Romans to ship wrecks and pirates.
Terrain: The route follows a mixture of public rights of way, tracks, and open headland. There are some moderately steep slopes and areas of uneven ground. The path can be slippery when wet. The route is unsuitable for pushchairs and for those with limited mobility.
Start / Finish: St Gwenfaen’s Church, Rhoscolyn
Distance: 3.5 miles (3 hours)
Sample Walk 2
This walk over 500 million year old early cambrian quartzite has some of the best views and most stunning scenery in the UK. The walk will take us through the early history of the rock, laid down as sand in a warm shallow sea, through the stresses and strains of mountain building and the opening-up of the Atlantic Ocean, to the scouring of the ice ages and on to modern day. With Chough and Peregrine circling our heads, we will be walking in the footsteps of the Celts, Romans and 19th Century Quarrymen, and looking out on a perilous stretch of coast and hearing tales of the sea.
Start / Finish: RSPB car park, The Range
Distance: 6.5 miles (4.5 hours)
Terrain: The route follows a mixture of public rights of way, tracks, and a short section on minor roads. There are some steep slopes ascending and descending the Mountain and areas of uneven ground. The path can be slippery when wet. The route is unsuitable for pushchairs and for those with limited mobility