Santes Dwynwen - Love to Walk

Saturday 25 January is St Dwynwen’s Day or Dydd Santes Dwynwen in Welsh, the day of the patron saint of love and friendship. What better way to celebrate it, than by enjoying a romantic walk along the Wales Coast Path?

Located just off the path on the Anglesey coast lies the spiritual home of St Dwynwen, the stunning Ynys Llanddwyn – with Snowdonia as a backdrop it makes this special place the perfect romantic location.

If you visit the island it is worth seeing Ffynnon Dafaden (Holy well), where, allegedly, a sacred fish swims, whose movements predict the future fortunes and relationships of various couples. It is said that visitors to the well believe that if the water boils while they are present, then love and good luck will surely follow.

This part of the path forms a section of the Ynys Mộn Coastal Path which has been open since 2006 and now takes its place as one of the Wales Coast Path gems.

Sue Rice of Natural Resources Wales said: “Whether you are looking for a romantic gentle stroll along the beach at Natural Resources Wales’ Newborough National Nature Reserve or a longer 13 mile trek from Llyn Rhos Ddu to Aberffraw, the path has it all.”

John Griffiths, Welsh Minister for Culture and Sport said: “If Llanddwyn seems too far away, then do not despair. At over 870 miles long, the Wales Coast Path has plenty of beautiful beaches and stunning scenery for everyone to enjoy!”

Why not visit our website www.walescoastpath.gov.uk or download Keep Wales Tidy’s free Wales Coast app to find your favourite romantic spot?