Anglesey Guidebooks and Maps
Below, RambleFest displays Anglesey guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.
Almost the entire coastline of Ynys Mon, the ancient Isle of Anglesey, is designated as an AONB. Some of the oldest rocks in Britain, the pre-Cambrian Mona Complex, form the low ridges and shallow valleys of Anglesey’s sea-planed plateau. Holyhead Mountain is its highest point (219m) with superb distant views to Snowdonia. The east coast’s sheer limestone cliffs, interspersed with fine sandy beaches, contrast with the south’s wilderness of sand dunes that roll away down to Aberffraw Bay.
Varied habitats give the AONB a high level of marine, botanical and ornithological interest. The dunes of Newborough National Nature Reserve are a noted example of this complex habitat and the island’s limestone cliffs are an important nesting site.
Anglesey has an important historic landscape, with its protected sites ranging from Bronze Age burial chambers to medieval Beaumaris Castle. Two areas within the AONB are listed in the Register of Landscapes of Outstanding Historic Interest in Wales.
Our focus is mainly on rambling books, but we also include various books of interest for those visiting the area. We welcome suggestions for inclusion.
“The 125 mile/200km long Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path passes through some of the grandest coastal scenery in Wales–wide sandy bays and estuaries, intimate coves, dramatic cliffs and rocky islets, sand dunes and forests–much of it designated ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This Official Guide has been designed to provide all the information needed to plan and walk the coastal path and includes: Information on accommodation, public transport, seasonal closures and tidal restrictions. Twelve day-walk chapter sections with detailed route descriptions and full Ordnance Survey mapping. Fascinating notes on points of interest.”
– Walking the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path – Official Guide
“Cyfrol mewn cyfres ar deithiau cerdded yng Nghymru. Ynys Môn a gaiff y sylw yn y gyfrol hon. Mae’n cynnwys teithiau cerdded byr ar gyfer y teulu, teithiau cerdded ar hyd yr arfordir, canllawiau i hanes a threftadaeth, teithiau cerdded ar hyd y bryniau, mapiau lliw clir, lluniau ac gwybodaeth am atyniadau ar y ffordd. Classic Walks covering all aspects of what Anglesey offers. It includes: short family walks, excellent coastal walks, fascinating heritage and history guides, coastal hill walks, clear coloured maps, route photos and attractions on the way, updated directions.”
– Anglesey (Carreg Gwalch Best Walks)
“Written and designed by outdoor experts, these authorative guidebooks give long distance and local walkers everything they need to enjoy the Wales Coast Path with confidence. With clear, expertly written and numbered directions, enhanced Ordnance Survey mapping for the whole route, stunning professional photographs, and fascinating interpretation of points along the way, these guides set a new standard in clarity and ease of use. This guide breaks the Isle of Anglesey section of the, Wales Coast Path – from Bangor to the mainland, via a complete circuit of the island, to Menai Bridge – into 12 handy sections.”
– Isle of Anglesey – Wales Coast Path Official Guide
We include the two Ordnance Survey “Explorer” maps at 1:25,000 scale which cover the whole of Anglesey. We display the standard quality, although the tougher all-weather type is also available.