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Coasteering - Rhoscolyn

Rhoscolyn History & Local Interest Walk

The Rhoscolyn history & local interest walk will take you over some of Britain’s oldest rocks, back to a time before life as we know it. We will see evidence of ice ages and the movement of tectonic plates. We will also look at the intriguing history of the area, from Saints and Druids to ship wrecks and pirates.

The walk follows one of Anglesey’s most scenic walks. With the mountains of Snowdonia or Eryri in Welsh (meaning Land of Eagles) and the Llyn Peninsular as a backdrop, the cliff top route includes an ancient well, two sea arches and a stunning view with every step. There is also wildlife in abundance and you will frequently see Chough, Peregrine, and Seals, not to mention our resident mountain goat.

This walk is always popular.

This is a moderate walk of approx. 4 miles which includes some steep and uneven ground.


You can easily book a session by clicking on the ‘book now’ button. You will be directed to a calendar page with our external online booking partner where you can select from available dates.

Having selected your dates, you will be able to input the details for your group and make your payment.

Some courses have a minimum number to place the booking.

There is a small booking fee for booking online.

If you need any assistance with making a booking or want to check alternative availability please get in touch using our contact form.

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Course Details

Where: Saint Gwenfaen’s Church, Rhoscolyn, LL65 2SQ

What do you need: good walking shoes or boots, clothes for the weather, sun cream and a drink

Facilities: there is parking around the Church for a few cars. Toilet facilities at Borthwen beach on the route. The route starts and finishes near the White Eagle pub

Important to know: Our coastal walks generally require a reasonable level of fitness and agility as the coastal path can be steep and uneven in places. The majority of the walk is on the Anglesey Coastal Path although there is an area where there is an option of scrambling a short section over a few rocks to get to a particular feature. The path is slippy in places when wet and there are rocky uneven stretches around Rhoscolyn Head. It can also get muddy in places. Please discuss any concerns with us prior to booking. (see our safety information here)

Age appropriate: open to all, including well behaved dogs (usually on a lead)

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