Home to Holyhead

At last we found a spare sunny day to complete the ride! Since Easter week we’ve been on a walking/cycling holiday to the Scottish Highlands, otherwise we’ve been either too busy or the weather’s been poor. So, a spare Saturday between guests and a fine warm sunny one. We set off at 10:00, returned to Felinheli and cycled the short remaining section of the ex-railway path before tackling the short but unpleasant stretches of main road over to Anglesey. Once you get away from the Menai Straits where all through traffic has to converge on the two bridges, the country lanes which form the Anglesey section of the route are very quiet. It was very easy cycling and we enjoyed the rural late-spring countryside with the hedgerows bursing with cow parsley and other wildflowers. We found a scenic picnic spot along the shore from Four Mile Bridge, which connects Holy Island with the rest of Anglesey, then continued the short distance into the town. On the outskirts either the otherwise excellent signing failed us or we missed it – whatever the reason we found ourselves heading out of town so we turned around and made for the railway station, just in time for the 14:36 train to Bangor. With three bikes we again had a reduced choice of trains but this was one of the old type with a nice big guards van.

After the short rest on the train we unloaded our bikes and cycled the seven miles home.