Arthur and the Witches

by A Rambler

Approaching Llanddona Beach

Approaching Llanddona Beach

On Saturday 22nd March 2008, seventeen intrepid Friends of the Anglesey Coastal Path plus two small dogs set out from Llanddona beach carpark on a very blustery but bright morning.

We climbed steeply up to Llanddona village and then across Llaniestyn Common to the ancient Church for a brief look round and coffee break.

We then took field paths and a short lane bordered by Lesser Celandines and Primroses, to the East side of Bwrdd Arthur.

The pretty Church above Tan Dinas provided much needed shelter from the piercing wind while we lunched and enjoyed the wonderful views across to Puffin Island and the Great Orme.

After lunch we joined the Coastal Path, contouring gently down the slopes of Bwrdd Arthur above a foaming sea, and passing the white cottage reputedly once the home of the "Witches of Llanddona".

Legends persisted for many years of these notorious persons who had been shipwrecked close by, but we can happily vouch for the present owner who happened to be with us!

Finally we descended wooden steps to the beach and journey’s end. We all felt we had had a most invigorating walk and had certainly earned our Easter Eggs.

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