Distance: 5.2 miles
Max Altitude: 176 m
Min Altitude: 32 m
Height Gain: 273 m
Height Loss: 259 m
It was another rough night on Ynys Môn. Persistent rain drummed down on Clark Tent and I barely slept. I awoke bleary eyed which turned into a state of crankiness a few minutes later.
The saving grace was the wonderful Caffi’r Parc, where I had breakfast and plenty of coffee.
As ever I was having signal issues and was unable to upload the blog from yesterday, so I decided to look around.
I was in a country park that at one point was an old quarry which supplied stone for the 1.5 mile long Holyhead Breakwater, the longest in Europe.
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There’s a memorial in the park to the crew of the ‘Jigs Up’, a US Eighth Airforce B-24 Bomber, who died when their aircraft crashed near Ynys Arw (North Stack) after running out of fuel in December 1944.
When I eventually left for my walk it was early afternoon and I decided to make it a short day. It had been a late night the day before so I thought what the heck.
What lay ahead was Mynydd Tŵr (Holyhead Mountain). But with blue skies above me I couldn’t wait to get started. There couldn’t possibly be a better day than this to tackle this stretch of the Wales Coast Path.
What a location! And what magnificent views of Ynys Lawd (South Stack), where I was headed next.
It was time to ascend.
It was pretty tough going, but I was constantly rewarded with the most awesome views so felt great despite my aching calves.
I set Clark Tent up happily. It had been one of the best days so far.