The circuit around Holyhead Mountain and the Gogarth Bay sea cliffs is one of the most dramatic sections of coastal footpath in the whole of Wales. Perched out on the far western tip of Anglesey the sense of isolation is intoxicating. On a clear day Ireland can be glimpsed on the horizon and come the evening the sunset light show is invariably stunning to behold.
There is much to see here; be sure to visit the remains of the Iron Age fort on top of Holyhead Mountain itself. The trip down the steps and across the bridge to the South Stack lighthouse is also a must, not least of which for the spectacular views of Mousetrap Zawn, a huge section of the cliffs composed of ancient metamorphosed rock.
The cliffs are an important site for sea birds - the RSPB has a café at South Stack and an interpretation centre (Ellin’s Tower) from which you can view the nesting birds on the huge red cliffs below.
The area can be explored from a number of starting points, but the RSPB café at South Stack is as convenient as any.
Mostly good paths, although boggy in places.