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Anglesey, Wales

Around Rachub walking and hiking route


Walk Instructions

Start/car parking - Car park at north end of village

Rachub? Don’t worry. Make for the better known Bethesda (the flower power centre of the 60s), following the A55 towards Bangor, then the A5. After two miles swing left to Rachub. The car park (Water Street) is located by turning left at the pub, pass the Post Office then first right.

Cross the road from the small car park to locate a waymark. Cross the field diagonally, towards an exit gate close to a telegraph pole and cottage. Turn left along the narrow road and turn right at the junction to walk between high, slate walls. Pass through an outdoor activities centre, turning left at the spoil tips.

Note the steep, green section which was an old tramway.

Avoid the tramway route. Swing left, accompanying the wall. When the path divides, veer right. Keep the wall in sight and when the angle appears, take the right fork at a junction of paths, to head steeply uphill. Passing above and to the right of a deep gulley (Moel Faban – 409m to right), the path levels out, becoming fainter, crossing open countryside with a dramatic landscape opening up ahead.

Merging onto a more prominent path, swing left, following a green swathe that appears to lead between two moderate summits – Llefn, 443m and Gyrn, 542m. An optical illusion! The route curves around the right hand side of the higher mound, following a grassy swathe running beneath the rockstrewn flanks. Pass a stone ruin proceeding towards a narrow strip of reed grass. At that point swing half left, along a faint but determinable path, (large sheepfold on the left), soon merging with a wider route. Turn left, to walk between Gyrn and Moel Wnion - 580m.

A magnificent landscape is about to appear! On a clear day, Holyhead Mountain should be in sight. Follow the track ever nearer the Menai Strait and when it peters out, maintain the same line, aiming for a gate set within the intervening wall. Two larch trees mark the exit spot.

Pass through a second gate and continue between wire fencing. Pass through another gate on the right, 25 yards before reaching a pylon. Descend the field edge to reach the road. Turn left. (First waymark since leaving car park!). Reaching a junction, turn left towards Llanllechid, noting the use of slate as an improvised method of fencing.

At Llanllechid veer left near the ‘phone box, pass between two houses to follow the road for a short distance. At a junction (Tanybwlch Road) turn right, and right again at a telegraph pole. Cross the field and return to the car park.


Disclaimer: This route was correct at time of writing. However, alterations can happen if development or boundary changes occur, and there is no guarantee of permanent access. These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that neither HPB Management Limited nor any other person connected with Holiday Property Bond is responsible for the safety or wellbeing of those following the routes as described. It is walkers' own responsibility to be adequately prepared and equipped for the ‎level of walk and the weather conditions and to assess the safety and accessibility of the walk.


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