An Evening Walk at Cemlyn Bay

Cemlyn Bay Lagoon
Cemlyn Bay Lagoon

As the wind got up to ‘dangerous’ speeds and made a lot of our favourite marks unfishable we decided to have an evening walk around the headland at Cemlyn bay. This is turning into one of our favorite spots as it seems to be virtually deserted and area is blessed with wildlife of all types.

The last bit of daylight lights up the cliffs at Hen Borth
The last bit of daylight lights up the cliffs at Hen Borth

We picked up a book on circular coastal walks around Anglesey, “Coastal Walks Around Anglesey” which is very good and the short walk we did started at the western (left) end of the reserve, wound it’s way along the coast in an anti-clockwise direction to Hen Borth then headed inland and back along seldom used country lanes.

Dramatic sunset at Hen Borth
Dramatic sunset at Hen Borth

We timed it perfectly, for a change, and managed to get to see the sun set over the Irish Sea just as we headed inland. Even this small section of lanes was wonderful in the evening light and all sorts of insects made an appearance as the light began to fail.

The last of the light reveals the rocks beneathCandystripe (or Polymorphic) Spider guarding her eggs
This small spider is a female Candystripe (or Polymorphic) Spider (Enoplognatha Ovata) I think although I’m willing to be corrected, and was guarding her eggs which were in the base of the roled up leaf.

A lovely stroll of only about 3 miles or so but still well worth a visit if you’re in the area.



  1. Will said:

    Hi there,
    I have recently conducted a study of he Northern coast of Anglesey for my Geology dissertation and was hoping to insert a photograph of Hen Borth at high tide (“The last bit of daylight lights up the cliffs at Hen Borth”). Stupidly, I did not take my camera with me on the days that I was there.

    I love your photograph above and was hoping you would give me permission to use it. There is no financial basis to the study, merely for research purposes.

    Hope to hear from you soon,

    Many thanks,


    December 6, 2011
  2. Stu said:

    Hi Will

    No problem at all using that image.



    December 6, 2011

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