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Anglesey Circumnavigation


Brian Clough
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Four day trip to Anglesey with the intention of circumnavigating the island.

Starting at Port Dafarch, somebody has given me a list of possible wild camping sites that we may be able to find/use.

Anglesey, as I am sure you know, sits at the mouth of Morecambe Bay and a lot of water swishes by as the tides come and go - a land of overfalls and tideraces.

It will be an all in together trip - definitely equal peers - no leader. If interested lets have a good chat about it.

Paddlers will require a flexible approach with an eye to adventure, when contemplating what will be a fantastic trip.

RSVP at least 2 days before the event

Guests by arrangement with organiser, prior to trip only.


Sunday 23/06/2019

I have set up a whats app group so we can liaise

Camping at the first night


They do have a bar on the site that serves good value tasty food but suspect it closes at 9 O,clock so we might not make it.

Large ASDA supermaket where we turn off the A5 - next to the McDonald's,  can be used for last minute shopping

Mike Powell is traveling on after the trip so will drive down independently.

Suggest myself, John and Mike H to travel down in one car

I have a four man tent and Mike P has a large tent as well

We can sort out where to start and what time as we go along


Getting to the North end of the Island is key to day one.

A good flood tide will help us get to Cemlyn Bay or even a little further

We could put in at Port Trecastell (Cable Bay), Rhoscolyn or Porth Dafarch. The further south we start the less we have to do against the tide (1-1 5 knots) on the last day. But we have to bear in mind we want to get to the North Coast by the end of day one – could be wind dependent??

If we hug Trearddur Bay and travel through the Penryhn Mawr (Thursday, 10:30) past South and North Stacks having a good look at the cliffs and then from North Stack head across Holyhead Bay to The Skerries, were we could pull out, or just paddle through the Skerries. If time is really pressing, avoid The Skerries and paddle through the Carmel Sound.

Setting up the trip down the Menai Straits on day three is the key to day two.

If we can get to Penmon Point by the end of day two, we can set off next day two hours before High Water (Sunday, 07:55) and down the Menai Straits.

When we exit the Menai Straits we will have the tide against us, 1-1 5 knots, if it is too much, maybe we have the wind against, we can pull out, have a brew and let the ebb finish and the flood begin.



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