Felinheli to Caernarfon (Photo Trails)

A fully accessible route on a cycle path following the Menai Strait

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Route Information

A linear route taking in views of the Menai Strait and the coastline of Anglesey.  You will travel along the 2.5 kilometre or 4 miles Lon Las Menai cycle path which connects the pretty town of Felinheli and historic town of Caernarfon.

Please note that very first section from the waterfront in Felinheli climbs a steep slope that should be manageable for most motorised mobility equipment. If you’re using manually powered equipment, you may need some help. Or the route can be started at the top of this slope from the Felinheli doctor’s surgery. 

You can join extend this walk by combining it with the Treborth Botanic Garden to Faenol Estate walk to make it an 11 miles or 18 kilometre walk between Treborth Botanic garden and Caernarfon.You can do this by walking along the path from Felinheli towards the Faenol Estate and continue following the Wales Coast Path signs towards Treborth Botantic garden.

The path between the Faenol Estate and Felinheli follows a rough track which is used for private vehicle access and can get muddy and uneven in wet weather.

Itinerary and Online Map

Download the itinerary (754 KB, PDF) to take with you on your visit. Please note this document is for illustrative purposes and not solely for navigation.   

View the map online (open in the Photo Trails website). Experience Community have mapped the same route online, but with the start and end points swapped round. This online map features photographs at significant points along the route, providing detailed descriptions of the path, including locations of handrails, benches for resting, and the path's gradient.

We recommend carrying a paper map as a backup to a digital map, especially if you are unfamiliar with this section of the Wales Coast Path.

Path Description

Start: Glan y Môr / Beach Road, Felinheli

Finish: Galeri cinema art centre, Caernarfon

Distance: 10 kilometres or 8 miles (there and back)

Time: Allow 2 to 3 hours

Surface: Mainly tarmacked cycle path

Slopes: Some sections where users may need help.

Route profile: The route profile tells you how high you can expect to climb and shows you the highest point on this route. There is a maximum of 35 metres ascent here.

Path Width: 1.8 metres on average

Visitor Information

For satellite navigation please use: Beach Rd, Y Felinheli, LL56 4RQ

For Public Transport users: Please see Traveline Cymru to plan your journey.

Parking: Disabled parking is available in Felinheli on Beach Road and by the doctor’s surgery at the start of the cycle path.

Disabled parking is also available at the start of the cycle path at the Caernarfon end.

Toilets: There are accessible toilets on Beach Road in Felinheli and in Caernarfon also.

Other amenities: Refreshments are available in Felinheli and Caernarfon. Read more information about Galeri Caernarfon centre

Further Information

When arriving in Caernarfon there is the option to follow the waterfront along the castle walls of the town.The historic pedestrian bridge outside the Galeri cinema and art centre is narrow. If you have mobility equipment, you will need to go around the front of the Galeri building to re-join the waterfront.