Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn
At the south-western point of Anglesey,
guarding the southern opening of the Menai Strait, Newborough
Warren is one of the finest coastal sand dune systems in Britain,
with huge expanses of mobile and fixed dunes.
The reserve boasts important geological features – the pre-Cambrian
rocks (some of the oldest in the country) of which Ynys Llanddwyn
is formed and the pillow lavas that form the approach to that tidal
The reserve also includes the Newborough Warren & Ynys
Llanddwyn SSSI & Abermenai to Aberffraw Dunes SAC.
There are several walks through the forest to the coast.
There is a good network of footpaths and tracks, though most are of
soft sand and are uneven.
There are no steps but the terrain is very undulating due to the
nature of wind-blown sand.
How to get there
There are four main access points to the reserve and four car
parks (two managed by CCW and two by the Forestry Commission for
There is a good network of footpaths
within the reserve, though most are of soft sand and are
The no. 42 bus service serves Newborough village running every 1 -
2 hours weekdays and every 2 hours on Sundays. Contact Traveline
Cymru on 0871 2002233 or visit www.traveline-cymru.org.uk
There are accessible toilets in the main FCW beach car park.
There are also accessible toilets in Newborough village.
There is an unstaffed museum and information centre housed in
the Pilots’ Cottages on Ynys Llanddwyn. However, this is only open
during the summer months (July – August) and involves a long walk
across soft sand.
Please note – Ynys Llanddwyn is tidal
and is cut off for a few hours each day.
CCW and the Forestry Commission for Wales (FCW).
You can contact CCW’s Northern Team via our enquiries helpline,
0845 1306229, e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us under the
‘Contact the team’ section on this website.