Excursions 2016

Excursions – 2016

Sat May 21st 2.00 -5.00 pm A Visit to Llanfairpwll Churchyard and Pwll Fanogl

Leave cars in the car park of St Mary’s church.
This walk of about 1.1 miles there and back, is along the foreshore from the Statue of Nelson to Pwll Fanogl. This may be rough underfoot but the tide will be down. Nevertheless wear suitable shoes. At Pwll Fanogl we can peer into Kyffin Williams’ studio and look at a number of early industrial and coastal features including the old mill, the remains of a school slate manufactory, boat house belonging to Plas Llanfair. These remains have been studied by GAT and the afternoon can be an exercise in architectural detective work. On our return we can visit the lions beside the railway, the Anglesey Column outcrop (v. important geology – column sadly closed), or have tea at the hotel, or all three!
Contact Frances Llewellyn, Email: f.m.lynch@axis-connect.com Tel: 01248 364865

Sat June 4th 11.00 – c. 5.00pm – Walk : Great Orme, Llandudno. Please PRE-BOOK & PAY £6.00 per person)
You can drive up the Orme (or take the historic tram) and park in the Great Orme Mine Car Park near the summit). NB When driving up the Great Orme do not turn left until you see the sign for the Great Orme Mine.
Tour of the prehistoric copper mines (The first publicly accessible ones in Europe) with Nick Jowett. There is a cafe at the mines or you can take a picnic and get a drink there. After lunch we will visit the megalithic tomb, the Summit Complex (where there is also a car park), mediaeval fields and houses and prehistoric features. The late medieval Parish Church is up there too and at the end of the afternoon we plan to visit the hillfort on the east end which is best accessed via Happy Valley and the car park of the Ski Slope. George Smith will describe the results of the excavations there. This last walk is rather steep.
Contact : Jo Davidson, Pandy Treban, Bryngwran, Holyhead, Ynys Môn LL65 3YW, Email:jo.davidson57@gmail.com Tel: 01407 720431
£6.00 per person – cheques payable to Anglesey Antiquarian Society

Sat June 25th Visit to the Llansadwrn Area Starting 2.00pm at Hafotty. Please Pre-Book No dogs
Please park at the top of the Hafotty road and bring minimal cars down to the house.

We will visit Hafotty the 15th century timber-framed and stone house of the Norres and Bulkeley families, under the guidance of Roy Nally, then drive to Hendrefor tomb (SH 551 773) and on down farm track to Hendrefor Enclosure (SH 545765) with Frances Llewellyn and at 4.30 we will visit Arcady at the kind invitation of Mr James Weisters. The house was built in the 1980s by the artist Edward Povey and has many intriguing features and a fine garden. We will visit Llansadwrn church with its early inscribed stone, either before or after this visit.
Contact Frances Llewellyn Email: f.m.lynch@axis-connect.com Tel: 01248 364865

Wed July 20th Visit Cadnant Gardens (entrance £6.00 per person) and Dinas Cadnant Pre-BOOK & PAY
Cadnant Garden (SH556 732) has suffered in the storms so we come to offer sympathy and to see the revival. Please arrive at Cadnant at 2.00 pm for a 2 hour visit. The Tea Rooms will be open. After tea we will visit Dinas Cadnant, a small hillfort about 500m above the gardens with evidence of huts and an interesting entrance under the guidance of Andrew Davidson and Frances Llewellyn. The multi-headed capitals from Amlwch owned by the Fanning Evans family have been returned to Plas Cadnant, and we hope to see them there.
Contact Robin Grove White, Brynddu, Llanfechell, Ynys Môn LL68 0RT, Email: rgrovewhite@gmail.com, Tel: 01407 710245
£6.00 per person – cheques payable to Anglesey Antiquarian Society

Sat September 3rd Visit to Bodior near Rhoscolyn ARRANGEMENT CONFIRMED
Bodior is a 17th century house owned by the Bulmer family. There is a small farm shop nearby and walks towards the coast can bring us to a Mesolithic site and the complex estuary between it and Cymyran where there are remains of a Tide Mill
Please meet outside the house for 2.00 pm. Car parking signs will be visible. Approach the house turning left off the B road between Four Mile Bridge and Rhoscolyn, signed clearly to Bodior Farm Shop, and follow the signs.
After up to an hour at the house, we will visit the Farm Shop, and possible tide mill and/or Silver Bay.
Please confirm attendance to Robin Grove-White (rgrovewhite@gmail.com or 01407 710245)