A lovely little circular 4 mile stroll along a beautiful stretch of coastline and around a pretty lake in wintery sunshine in a part of Anglesey, North Wales, that gets ever so busy in the high season. How does that sound?
We set off from Porth Nobla where there is a large car park , first we went onto the beach, which is bigger than you think, and most certainly, bigger than my pic above suggests.
Following the coast towards Rhosneigr, enjoying the breeze and the sun reflecting silvery on the blue blue sea.
Past/over/around this silted up Kissing Gate.
We then soon turned inland towards Llyn Maelog, a popular fishing lake and dog walking spot. You can't really see it from the beach, but you do just have to cross the road to find the footpath that leads around three quarters of it.
As you can see from my photos the weather was very kind to us in late November. Bracing wind, definitely, but glorious sunshine, too.
The path around the lake can be mucky in places where there's neither rubble nor boardwalk, so bring your boots/wellies! But the views... Need I say more?
We came across swans, ducks, teals, coots and other birds as well as ponies and sunbathing donkeys on our circuit of Llyn Maelog.
There are several nice stops should you fancy a picnic while walking around the lake.
Once halfway around the lake the reeds on this side are quite impressive and signal the start of the very well maintained boardwalk.
There are a couple of benches along this stretch, too, but the views are , erm, limited by the vegetation.
Continuing on you reach the outskirts of Rhosneigr where we decided to head into the little town to stop for some nice food in one of the local cafes/bistros, there is plenty of choice even in the winter months.
Afterwards we ambled contentedly back to our car along the stunning long beach in the afternoon sun.
Definitely worth a visit and you can shorten the walk to either just going round Llyn Maelog or a beach bimble up and down the coast, however you feel on the day.