Featured • January 01, 2023 • Author, admin
Anyone who was a fan of the TV series ‘Best Walks with a View with Julia Bradbury’ will no doubt have seen the episode which focuses on Anglesey.
Bradbury is herself a keen rambler herself and has spent much of her free time exploring the UK on foot. Her personal pass time led to the aptly named TV series which sets out to highlight the most scenic walking routes under 10 miles in length that the country has to offer.
Perhaps the fact that the first episode in the series focused on Anglesey is an indicator as to how highly Bradbury regards the island which is a hotspot for walking holidays in any season.
This particular episode showcases one of the captivating coastal path routes starting off beside the Menai Straits and concluding near the impressive Tŵr Mawr lighthouse where you can recuperate and take in the stunning sea views.
Anyone with a map to hand will note that this is not a circular walk, so do bear that in mind before setting out.
The finishing line is on Llanddwyn Island which is famous for being the birthplace of Saint Dwynwen who is the Welsh patron saint of lovers. This makes it a great option for a romantic walk with your partner. If you happen to be staying with us at Driftwood guest house on the 25th January, you will even have the chance to complete the walk on Wales’ own version of Saint Valentine’s Day.
Along the way Bradbury discovered the birthplace of Land Rover cars and the sand dunes on which the first ever prototype was put through its paces by founder Maurice Wilks in the 1940s. That prototype motor is still believed to be buried in those very sand dunes!
Bradbury also paid a visit to an Anglesey fishing hotspot where she talked to some local oyster and mussel pickers.
If you have seen the programme, then you may well be wondering where you can find that wonderful Anglesey restaurant visited by Julia Bradbury along the way.
Well, unfortunately we have some sad news as far as this is concerned. Sadly the Marram Grass restaurant was one of the casualties of the 2020 lockdowns, closing its doors at the end of that year.
You can still take in the many other wonders that this coastal walk has to offer though when you stay with us at the Driftwood guest house. We’ll be more than happy to help you find the route and point out the many other scenic walks in Anglesey that are well worth exploring during your time on the island.