Holyhead Mountain and South Stack guided history & geology walk

Adults: £10
Children: £5

Date/Time: 21/05/2023 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Location: RSPB car park - 'Plas Nico' South Stack Road

South Stack & Holyhead Mountain Geo Walk

Distance: 4.25 miles

Time: approx. 3.5 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 300+ steps down to the Lighthouse bridge are optional. The route is unsuitable for pushchairs and for those with limited mobility.

Facilities: There are toilet facilities at the RSPB cafe en route.

Start / finish: First RSPB Car Park on road to South Stack SH 212 818

Description: 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 plate tectonics and mountain building and the opening-up of the Atlantic Ocean, to the scouring of the ice ages. 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.


Bookings are closed for this course.