Stroll though coastal woodland between Vaynol Estate and Britannia Bridge

Picnic site in the Vaynol Estate


Route: The route starts and ends at the Picnic Site in middle of the National Trust's Vaynol Estate.  There is a circular route through the Vaynol Estate and an opportunity for an additional branch up to Britannia Bridge and back.

Britannia Bridge

The route passes a semi-derelict mausoleum building deep in the Vaynol Wood.

The route is through through parkland and woodland beside the Menai Strait, with several good places to stop for a picnic, too!

The circular route throught the Vaynol Estate returns to the car park through the meadows.
Footpath across the meadows
Obstacles: The initial section beyond the picnic site passes briefly through a sheep pasture. The woodland paths are mostly well surfaced, but some short sections can be boggy in wet weather.

Woodland paths
The (optional) short concrete roadway down to the wharf below Britannia Bridge can be slippery underfoot with green algal growth in damp weather.

Wharf below Britannia Bridge
Parking: Vaynol Estate Car Park (& picnic tables), Glan Faenol, near Bangor LL57 4BP
Enter Parc Menai (Business Park) off the A487 Britannia Bridge roundabout. Turn left into Ffordd y Plas, and follow this lane round several bends. Carry on past Dr Zig's Extrordinary Bubbles HQ, until the lane ends at a car park besides the woods.

Nearest public transport is on Penrhos Road near the A487

Facilities: Picnic tables.

Main picnic site beside car par
Bird hide/observation platform, with views over the Menai Strait

View from the bird observation platform