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Sunday, 22 May 2011

Walking with kids – Penmon Point, Anglesey, North Wales

Prince William and his new wife couldn’t have chosen a more picturesque place to start their married life together.  When the sun comes out, the island of Anglesey at the far North West of north Wales is absolutely stunning.  With views of the mountains of Snowdonia in the distance and the fantastic Anglesey coastline beside you, this walk shows you some of its beauty.

This is a little walk (about 2 miles) which I found in a book called 
All Terrain Pushchair Walks: Anglesey and Lleyn Pennisula (All-Terrain Pushchair Walks)

You park in a small car park by the Priory and Dovecote for which there is a small charge towards the maintenance of the car park and toll road.  You can go inside both buildings which the children enjoy.

Penmon Priory
 The walk takes you across some fields, through a small wooded area and onto the headland in front of a lighthouse.  

Penmon Lighthouse 

 You walk along the headland for a short way and then you can access a pebbly beach and there is a café and toilets (you do have to buy something at the café to use the toilet though). 

View across the headland taking in the beach, lighthouse, Puffin Island and cafe (white building to the right)
(Photos of lighthouse and headland courtesy of Dangrey, Photo of Priory courtesy of Ted and Jen - all Flickr)

The views and landscape are gorgeous and people drive directly to Penmon Point to enjoy them but the walk is so easy that I certainly wouldn’t.

This was the first walk that my youngest, Josephine did in its entirety at nearly 3 years old and the changing landscape helped to keep her engaged as the lazy little monkey would have preferred her normal position in the baby carrier!

However, by re-enacting one of her Dora the Explorer books we found ourselves walking through ‘Mucky Mud’, the ‘Spooky Forest’ and by ‘Froggy Pond’.  (Ok – so Froggy Pond was the sea but call it creative licence!).

This is suitable for off road prams but you will need to lift the buggy over 1 or 2 stiles.  


  1. What a beautiful place and it is so nice to hear about your family walk. You're right to start the children walking young..we did walks all the time when I was young and it is second nature now.

    Thanks for the great post.

    Sft x

  2. Thank you for your comment - it is lovely to receive positive feedback and hopeful to think that this is something the children may continue to do when they grow up.