Excursions 2024

Excursions – 2024 (see also the Newsletter)
Booking is not usually essential but where it is this is highlighted in the excurion details.
Where booking is not required it is helpful to the organizer to know how many to expect.

Saturday June 1st   2.00pm – Llaniestyn and Llanddona. Please arrive by 2.00pm.

Approach from the B5109 (Pentraeth – Beaumaris Road) and turn to Llanddona at the Baron Hill gates; proceed to the centre of the village and turn right to a complex junction. Take the leftmost road to Llaniestyn Church (signposted). The new cemetary there has quite a large carpark.
We will return to the village where Ian Jones will show us copies of a number of paintings by Kyffyn Williams showing views within the village. After this tour we will have tea at the Village Hall (which used to be the school – in the centre of the village). It has a cark park. A donation for the tea would be appreciated.
After tea Frances will take those who wish to visit Bwrdd Arthur up to the site. Pack into a minimum number of cars! Limited parking!
Leaders: Frances Llewellyn Tel: 01248 364865, Email: flynchllewellyn@gmail.com and
Ian Jones Tel: 07814 505299, Email: ian.jones7@sky.com

Saturday June 22nd   2.00pm – Visit to Penmynydd Church, almshouses and Canolfan (former school).

Parking is limited in Penmynydd and car-sharing is necessary. Meet at the Park and Ride, Llanfair P.G. at 1.30 pm to arrange shares.
Proceed to Canolfan Penmynydd, LL61 6PG (SH 5156 7413), on the left as you come from Menai Bridge fo 2.00pm start. Car-share to visit the church and return to Canolfan, then walk to the almshouses. The ground is rough and stout shoes are advised. We will go into the almshouses and hear about the Trustees’ exciting plans for their redevelopment. There will be an exhibition about the almshouses at the Canolfan, where we will also have tea and cakes after our visit.
A charge of £5 per head will be made to pay for the tea and to support the almshouse project. Numbers will be limited to the first 25 who apply.
Contact: Sylvia Pinches by 17th June. Tel: 07971 430990, Email: sylviapinches@gmail.com

Wednesday July 17th   6.00pm – Holyhead Mountain and Capel Llochwydd 

This is a trip we have tried to organise for two years! Time, in 2022 and the weather in 2023 have frustrated us. We hope this year this pleasant walk, with spectacular views and wonderful sunsets will delight and inform us. The main focus of our visit will be Capel Llochwydd on the clifftop above Gogarth Bay, but there is a great Bronze Age cairn nearby and, of course the Hillfort and Roman Signal Station above. Both these are optional! We will hope for a brilliant sunset, lots of seabirds and a good view of the lighthouse below.
Assemble near the cafe. 
Leaders:  Ian Jones, Tel: 07814 505299, Email: ian.jones7@sky.com  and
Andrew Davidson, Tel 01407 720431, Email: andrew.davidson@heneb.co.uk

Saturday August 17th  1.30pm  Afon Cefni – Llangefni to Pentre Berw.

Meet at 1.30pm in the County Council carpark, Llangefni.
A 3-4 mile walk on Lôn Las Cefni, viewing and discussing natural and historical sites: pre-18th century landscape, geology and minerals, historic and current land use, settlements and communications, civic buildings.
The route is flat and tarmacked, suitable for mobility scooters and pushchairs.
Maximum number 20 – please book with the leader. (Parking, toilets, refreshments and timing details will be provided to participants before the excursion date).
Leader:   Joanna Robertson, Email: joannar2010@gmail.com

Saturday  September 14th 2.00pm – Llaneilian church and Point Lynas Lighthouse

Meet outside Llaneilian church (LL68 9LS) for 2.00pm start, parking in church carpark or nearby. Then enter and discuss Grade 1-listed medieval Llaneilian church – outstanding features including rood-screen. After which proceed (4 mins) by car to Point Lynas car park – leading to walkabout and discussion of the lighthouse complex, as well as history and rôle of the 1820’s Telegraph station on the adjacent hill.
Then a short drive back past the church to Llaneilian WI Hut for tea and cakes. Contributions of £5 requested to cover costs.
Number will be limited to the first 30 who apply.

Contact:  Robin Grove-White by 9th September, Tel: 07470 165761, Email:  rgrovewhite@gmail.com