Parys Mountain

Anglesey, Wales

The trail:

  • Location: Anglesey, Wales
  • Categories: Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter / Human continental / Tundra / Mountain / Foothill / Lowland / Rural /
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Distance: 2/3 miles

Walking the trail:

  • Summary: A series of short walking routes around an ancient copper mine. A fascinating place of rocky colourful landscapes and history. A place in Anglesey not to be missed.

One of the highlights of a trip to Anglesey, Wales must be the bizarre landscape of Parys Mountain located just south of the town of Amlwch.

It’s an ancient copper mine with a network  of walking routes, the main one being round a huge opencast which was shaped by miners from a large scale mining operation in the

Late 1760s which put Amlwch centre of the worlds copper market for a decade.  The copper Kingdom! There’s still apparently about 6 million tonnes of copper beneath the mine.

Out of all the places I’ve had the pleasure of walking, there is nothing quite like this place. It’s a dramatic lifeless rocky landscape with a palette of striking colours and shapes. Something like out of a mars sci-fi space film.

You can spend a few hours walking around and discovering ruins, old windmill’s and just enjoying the extraordinary views. Its free to park up and enjoy!

Car park located along the B5111, postcode LL68 9RE.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask.