Enjoy the facinating geology and the magnificient views on this beautiful and spectacular walk in south-west Anglesey.
By Dr John Conway (Royal Agricultural College) and Dr Margaret Wood (GeoMon - Anglesey Geopark)
Llanddwyn Island is a magical place, best seen on a stormy day with the waves raging against wet rocks replendent in a range of hues. On a hot sunny day, it feels like an island in the Aegean! This area records an entire plate tectonic story, from the creation of the ocean floor as a mid-ocean ridge, seen here as pillow lavas, through its journey across the ocean basin where it picked up sediments, to its burial and metamorphism as plates collided and the rocks sank down into a deep ocean trench.