Parys Mountain WalkAmlwch, Anglesey

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Leave the car park on the track opposite where you drove in.  When you reach the main track shortly, turn right onto it and continue until you see a post numbered 1 next to a small jetty that leads down to a pond.

These posts relate to various features around Parys mountain.  There is an App with much information about the area, although the numbers do not seem to tally.

Interesting fact
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Continue on the main track across two track crossroads and follow it round to right and then left when it opens out and a stone walled viewing platform has been built.

Spectacular viewing point
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Follow the main track for another 100m when it bends round to the left, stay left at the first fork and turn left at the next junction.  This is signposted by a white arrow on a green post.

Something to spot
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Continue on, passing another track off to your right. And another white arrow showing you the way on a green post, and then see some remains of buildings to your right marked by no.3 post.

Historic note
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At the next direction post, follow the green arrow (the red one takes you on a shorter route), after a bit the track winds between two banks of spoil – the one on the right still bare of life, heather growing on the right hand one.  The track rises a little and then as it starts to drop off you find posts no.4 and soon after no.5.

Look out for
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Continue down the track until it meets a crossroad where you need to turn left and you will see the Henwaith ponds away to your right as you continue (the nearest ones have had heather planted in it).  At the next junction, bear right, staying on the main track which curves around a mound to your left until it meets an open area with several tracks coming off it.

Point of Interest
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You can now see the Pearl Engine House on a hill to your left – follow the track up to this tower and its separate chimney peaking just above it.  Go around the outside of the building to see that the chimney is quite separate

Engineers take note
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There is a narrow track that threads through the heather to the left of where you came up to the Pearl Engine House – take this past a couple of huge square bollards and re-join the main track.  [If you have a buggy it might be easier to retrace your steps down the hill to the open area to re-join the main track.] Turn right back onto the main track, and follow it up to a welcome bench with views all around.

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Leave the bench on your right to continue on the main track to the building that has dominated the skyline for most of the walk.

Point of Interest
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Now, all that remains is to follow the track round the hill first to the right, then to the left, near the road and finally back to the car park.

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An easy walk, via wide but rough tracks, through a fascinating landscape of a dis-used copper mine.

Route summary: This is a great walk for those looking to take a trip back through history to discover how copper was mined here both 3500 years ago in the Bronze age and 150 years ago when it was one of the largest mines in Europe, employing 1200 people. The process involved various pools that still exist and around which the track winds.  Also imagine that there is an extensive network of underground workings.

Along with views of the Great Open Cast mine, you can visit two buildings key to the running of the mine, each with some unique features to investigate.

1.  Start of your journey: Leave the car park on the track opposite where you drove in.  When you reach the main track shortly, turn right onto it and continue until you see a post numbered 1 next to a small jetty that leads down to a pond. These posts relate to various features around Parys mountain.  There is an App with much information about the area, although the numbers do not seem to tally.

2.  Continue on the main track across two track crossroads and follow it round to right and then left when it opens out and a stone walled viewing platform has been built.

3.  Follow the main track for another 100m when it bends round to the left, stay left at the first fork and turn left at the next junction.  This is signposted by a white arrow on a green post.

4.  Continue on, passing another track off to your right. And another white arrow showing you the way on a green post, and then see some remains of buildings to your right marked by a no.3 post.

5.  At the next direction post,  follow the green arrow (the red one takes you on a shorter route), after a bit the track winds between two banks of spoil – the one on the right still bare of life, heather growing on the right hand one.  The track rises a little and then as it starts to drop off you find posts no.4 and soon after no.5.

6.  Continue down the track until it meets a crossroad where you need to turn left and you will see the Henwaith ponds away to your right as you continue (the nearest ones have had heather planted in it).  At the next junction, bear right, staying on the main track which curves around a mound to your left until it meets an open area with several tracks coming off it.

7.  You can now see the Pearl Engine House on a hill to your left – follow the track up to this tower and its separate chimney peaking just above it.  Go around the outside of the building to see that the chimney is quite separate.

8.  There is a narrow track that threads through the heather to the left of where you came up to the Pearl Engine House – take this past a couple of huge square bollards and re-join the main track.  [If you have a buggy it might be easier to retrace your steps down the hill to the open area to re-join the main track.]  Turn right back onto the main track, and follow it up to a welcome bench with views all around.

9.  Leave the bench on your right to continue on the main track to the building that has dominated the skyline for most of the walk.

10. End of your journey: Now, all that remains is to follow the track round the hill first to the right, then to the left, near the road and finally back to the car park.

AMLWCH Anglesey

 

Below you'll find all the information you'll need to help you along with this walk; where to park, whether or not there are loos and if it is dog friendly.

Parking & access
  • Free carpark signposted off B5111 at SH437905.
  • Postcode LL68 9RE (takes you round corner to Blackstone Garage so use with caution)
Bus stop
  • Bus No 32 towards Llangefni.  4 stops.  Bus stop is Mynydd Parys.
Dogs
  • We recommend that you definitely keep a dog on a lead on this walk to ensure their safety throughout the route.
Places to eat
  • Amlwch town has various eateries.
Itinerary

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