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40. Anglesey (1981) 2nd Edition


by D. E. B. Bates & J. R. Davies

Anglesey contains a fascinating variety of rock types and geological structures, best exposed in a magnificent coastline ‘Hard rock’ and structural geology interests are catered for in Precambrian and Ordovician areas, palaeontology in the Ordovician and Carboniferous and sedimentology in all the systems. The ten itineraries are roughly in stratigraphical order but each itinerary covers a particular area. An indication of the approximate length of each itinerary and their dependence on tides is also included.

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Anglesey contains a fascinating variety of rock types and geological structures, best exposed in a magnificent coastline ‘Hard rock’ and structural geology interests are catered for in Precambrian and Ordovician areas, palaeontology in the Ordovician and Carboniferous and sedimentology in all the systems. The ten itineraries are roughly in stratigraphical order but each itinerary covers a particular area. An indication of the approximate length of each itinerary and their dependence on tides is also included.

Itinerary 1 Holy Head
Start Point car park at South Stack SH 206 822

Itinerary 2 Central West Anglesey
Start Point Gwynydy on the B 5109, 10 km NW of Llangefni SH 394 793

Itinerary 3 Southern Anglesey
Start Point Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, below the Marquis of Anglesey’s Column on N side of the A5 SH 535 715

Itinerary 4 Carmel Head
Start Point park large vehicles near Llanfairynghornwy Church (SH 326 908) and walk the 4 km to the old copper mines at Penbrynreglwys SH 296 927

Itinerary 5 Cemaes Bay to Porth Wen
Start Point car park at the eastern end of Cemaes Beach SH 375 938

Itinerary 6 Dulas Bay to Point Lynas
Start Point various points of access to Dulas Bay including the minor road at SH 480 887

Itinerary 7 The Ordovician rock of Central Anglesey
Start Point Llanerchymedd – old quarry belonging to Tyddyn Farm, on north side of the road west of Bachau SH 427 839

Itinerary 8 Parys Mountain
Copper mines dating back to the Romans and in the early 19th century was the site of the most important copper mines in Europe, finally closing before the First World War.
Start Point road junction on B 5111 (SH 433 900), then on foot to southern slopes of the mountain at SH 438 898

Itinerary 9 The Old Red Sandstone
Start Point roadside exposure at Mynydd Bodafon SH 4740 8532

Itinerary 10 Lower Carboniferous of the coast from Lligwy Bay to Red Wharf Bay
Start Point car park on south side of Lligwy Bay at Carreg Ddafed SH 496 871

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