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We’re keen bloggers here at Silver Bay Holiday Parks and we love nothing more than giving our luxury lodge owners and friends an insight into life at our holiday resort on Anglesey. With our bi-weekly blog, we like to update you on key topics that make us and our lodge owners tick. From things to do to the best restaurants to visit (including The Deck House, of course!) you’ll have plenty of reading material to help you plan your next Anglesey break.

We also post about upcoming events on site including everything from beauty events to annual parties, so if you want to keep ahead of the game and make sure you get tickets, keep checking back!

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As dog friendly holiday parks, we know the importance of having lots of pooch-pleasing activities lined up when you come to stay with us. So, as a matter of high importance, we’ve been out and about, finding great places for you to visit around Anglesey when you next stay with us. Take a look below at our six dog friendly adventures around Anglesey.

Silver Bay Beach

A short 5-minute walk along the private footpath and you’ve arrived at the beautiful sandy beach of Silver Bay. On a sunny day, it can feel like you’re simply strolling along the shores of a Greek Island.

This clean beach provides your four-legged friend ample running space and the calm waves in the icy blue clear water are ideal for a game of fetch. If you fancy a bit more of a challenge a right turn before you get to the beach will take you along a coastal path of grassy sand dunes and open out onto Rhoscolyn beach and further along, Treadurr Bay. 

Silver Bay Lligwy: 42 minutes
Silver Bay Rhoscolyn: 5 minutes

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The White Eagle 

There’s no better place to unwind and relax with your pooch than the White Eagle, just a short drive from Silver Bay, Rhoscolyn. The friendly staff will immediately provide your dog with a drinking bowl and of course most importantly plenty of fuss, treats and cuddles. To quench your own thirst the pub is well known for serving real ales and has a fantastic selection of wines. Dogs are welcome inside in the snug and outside on their balcony area.  

Silver Bay Lligwy:  38 minutes
Silver Bay Rhoscolyn: 6 minutes

The Menai Strait 

Sites, seas and smells oh my! Just beyond the shores of Beaumaris is a small island known as Puffin Island. A guided dog-friendly boat trip with Seacoast Safaris will show you the best of the Menai strait with a trip up to the island. Its rocky face inhabits an array of birds like puffins, shags and kittiwakes; and the shores themselves are home to seals, dolphins and porpoises.

Silver Bay Lligwy:  25 minutes
Silver Bay Rhoscolyn: 42 minutes

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Red Wharf Bay 

A hotspot for water sports lovers Red Wharf Bay, bordered by salt marshes and sand dunes is a great spot for a dog-friendly walk along the east coast of the island. There are no restrictions on this beach and so your dog is free to explore and chase all of the seagulls that frequent this beautiful shore. After exploring the huge expanse of sand, a pit stop at The Boat House for some refreshment is a must.

Silver Bay Lligwy: 11 minutes
Silver Bay Rhoscolyn: 43 minutes

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Treaddur Bay 

A well-facilitated beach surrounded by rockpools Treadurr Bay is a must-visit for a dog-friendly day on Anglesey. Its located just a couple of miles from Rhoscolyn and is renowned for being one of Anglesey’s best beaches. Whilst dogs are permitted all year long, there are some restrictions to the eastern side of the beach that are well signposted. This doesn’t stop your dog from making the most of the curved slopes of sand enveloping the crystal clear waters. At low tide, there is plenty of running space and at high tide, just a few paw prints in the sand and you’re in the calm water. Along the promenade, you’ll find plenty of amenities, for ultimate comfort we’d recommend taking advantage of the outdoor sofas at Oceans Edge restaurant or for something a little bit more beachy the dog-friendly Sea Shanty café. On hot days there is also sure to be an ice cream van, an ice cream for you and your dog is the perfect rest bite after a day in the sun. 

Silver Bay Lligwy:  36 minutes
Silver Bay Rhoscolyn: 13 minutes

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Rhosneigr 

If you’re up for being in the heart of a surfers village Rhosneigr is the perfect day trip destination, ideal for water sport enthusiasts and water-loving pooches. Once you’ve finished paddleboarding with your four-legged friends or taking advantage of the numerous shops available in the village, there are plenty of places to catch a bite to eat. With their own resident pooch, Reggie to welcome you, Café Notos is the perfect beach café with a real nautical atmosphere. For an evening meal, Sandy Mount House takes on contemporary beach house style with an added luxurious feel in both their restaurant and bar area. Their well-thought-out and dog-friendly tapas menu mean your pampered pooch doesn’t feel like they’re missing out on all the delicious food. 

Silver Bay Lligwy:  34 minutes
Silver Bay Rhoscolyn: 26 minutes

Want to learn more about Silver Bay Holiday Parks? Why not download a brochure today. Fancy speaking to someone about what we offer? Request a callback here.


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LUXURY LEISURE COMPLEX AND SPA MEMBERSHIPS

Our luxury leisure complex and spa on Anglesey provides our members with a sanctuary for relaxation, health, and rejuvenation. With excellent facilities, featuring a fitness suite & studio, beauty therapy rooms plus a 15.5-metre indoor heated pool with poolside sauna suite, jacuzzi and steam room – No matter how you like to unwind, we’ve got it all. Discover everything available by visiting our Spa page HERE

Memberships to our fantastic facilities are £49 per month and include access to all of the above. There’s also a 10% discount available to membership holders on all Spa treatments you wish to indulge in. If you’d like to browse the Spa treatment offerings, you can so by clicking here.

JOIN TODAY

You can start enjoying the many benefits of a membership by signing up today. Contact the Spa directly by calling 01407 86049 or email spa@silverbay.co.uk. Terms and Conditions apply. View our Ts and Cs by clicking here.

 

OPENING TIMES:

MON      09:30 –  19:30

TUES      09:30 –  18:00

WED      09:30 –  19:30

THURS   09:30  – 18:00

FRI         09:30  – 19:30

SAT        09:30 –  18:00

SUN       09:30 –  16:00

Direct Debit Membership offer

OPENING TIMES FOR BEAUTY AT THE SPA

TUESDAY            10:00 – 16:00

WEDNESDAY     10:00 – 17:00

THURSDAY         10:00 – 17:00

FRIDAY               10:00 – 18:00

SATURDAY         10:00 – 18:00

SUNDAY & MONDAY  Closed

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Our wonderful island is bursting with great days out and activities for all of the family to explore and visit. Next time you’re staying with us, why not check out any of the following 10 experiences? 

  1. Anglesey Sea Zoo

Want to learn about the amazing array of marine wildlife in the waters surrounding our wonderful coastline? Look no further than Anglesey Sea Zoo, who house the best of British sea life, with the likes of Lobsters, eels, sea horses, jellyfish and more across no less than 40 tanks! 

Learn more: https://www.angleseyseazoo.co.uk/  

From Silver Bay Holiday Parks Rhoscolyn: approx 40 min drive

From Silver Bay Holiday Parks Lligwy: approx 35 min drive

  1. Rib Ride

Speaking of the coast, if you fancy getting outside and a closer look at the incredible Anglesey coastline, then sign up for a boat trip with RibRide! Whether you prefer a thrilling 60-minute speedy tour along the Menai Strait, taking in all the stunning views and history or a tour of the coast’s wildlife, including catching a sighting of Puffins and Seals, RibRide offer a great experience.

Find out more: https://www.ribride.co.uk/en/ 

From Silver Bay Holiday Parks Rhoscolyn: approx 35 min drive

From Silver Bay Holiday Parks Lligwy: approx 25 min drive

Expect a thrilling trip with RibRide along the Anglesey coastline.
  1. Beaumaris Castle 

Want to delve into some local history? You’ll struggle to find anywhere more interesting than the ‘greatest castle that was never built’ Over 700 years old, Beaumaris Castle was to be the crowning achievement of King Edward 1st, but the construction was never completed. It remains a fascinating place to explore, and there’s plenty of castle still standing to take in. 

More information: https://cadw.gov.wales/visit/places-to-visit/beaumaris-castle 

From Silver Bay Holiday Parks Rhoscolyn: approx 40 min drive

From Silver Bay Holiday Parks Lligwy: approx 25 min drive

  1. Plas Newydd House and Garden 

Fans of visiting National Trust locations will not be disappointed on Anglesey, with Plas Newydd House and Gardens available. The ‘enchanting mansion and gardens’ sit on the bank of the Menai Strait, offering stunning views of the coast and the looming peaks of Snowdonia. If exploring a beautifully maintained 19th century home and gardens is your bag, Plas Newydd won’t disappoint. 

Learn more: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/plas-newydd-house-and-garden 

From Silver Bay Holiday Parks Rhoscolyn: approx 35 min drive

From Silver Bay Holiday Parks Lligwy: approx 30 min drive

  1.  RLNL Moelfre Lifeboat Station

Saving lives along the Anglesey coast since 1875, Moelfre Lifeboat Station, still very much in operation, makes a great visit for the family. Learn of the bravery and dedication of local people over the many years and how they continue to provide support to people in danger today.

Discover more: https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/moelfre-lifeboat-station 

From Silver Bay Holiday Parks Rhoscolyn: approx 45 min drive

From Silver Bay Holiday Parks Lligwy: approx 10 minute drive 

  1. Pili Palas Nature World

For families that love to experience nature and animals, Pili Palas is a must-visit. From a Butterfly house to Meerkat tunnels, a snake enclosure to farmyard favourites, there’s so much to enjoy for children or adults alike. 

Find out more: https://www.pilipalas.co.uk/en/ 

From Silver Bay Holiday Parks Rhoscolyn: approx 30 min drive

From Silver Bay Holiday Parks Lligwy: approx 20 min drive

  1. Swtan Heritage Museum

Ever wondered what it would have been like to live on Anglesey hundreds of years ago? You can find out by visiting the unique Swtan Heritage Museum. Brilliantly restored, this wonderful cottage gives visitors a snapshot of island life since the 18th century.

Learn more: https://swtan.cymru/ 

From Silver Bay Holiday Parks Rhoscolyn: approx 30 min drive

From Silver Bay Holiday Parks Lligwy: approx 35 min drive

  1. Anglesey Riding Centre  

If you like the idea of exploring the island’s coastline in unique fashion, head down to Anglesey Riding Centre and let them lead you out on an unforgettable experience in the saddle. With different experiences tailored to your experiences of riding horses and ponies, there’s something for everyone wanting to explore atop an equine friend. 

Visit their site: https://www.angleseyridingcentre.co.uk/ 

From Silver Bay Holiday Parks Rhoscolyn: approx 40 min drive

From Silver Bay Holiday Parks Lligwy: approx 40 min drive

  1. B-Active Rhoscolyn

For the more adventurous, check out B-Active Rhoscolyn. Offering sea kayaking and coasteering, they are perfect fi you want to experience the wonderful coast by getting up close and personal! They offer experiences for all abilities and have easier-paced adventures such as guided coastal walks if you’d prefer to keep dry (rain not withstanding)).

For more details: https://b-active-rhoscolyn.co.uk/ 

From Silver Bay Holiday Parks Rhoscolyn: approx 2 min drive

From Silver Bay Holiday Parks Lligwy: approx 40 min drive

  1. South Stack Lighthouse 

Another great way to experience the history of the North Walian Coast is by visiting South Stack Lighthouse. Standing since 1809 and built on South Stack Rock, a tiny islet at the most westerly point off the coast of Holyhead, the lighthouse can be reached by a footbridge, making for a dramatic approach!

Learn more: https://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/lighthouses-and-lightvessels/south-stack-lighthouse 

From Silver Bay Holiday Parks Rhoscolyn: approx 25 min drive

From Silver Bay Holiday Parks Lligwy: approx 45 min drive

South Stack Ligjhthouse

Want to learn more about our sites and luxury lodges? Download a brochure here. Want to pop by and take a look around? Why not Come and Visit us? Want to speak to someone? Request a callback here.



Nestled into the rich woodland of north east Anglesey, Silver Bay Holiday Parks Lligwy offers the perfect tranquil retreat. With the award-winning Lligwy beach just a short walk away, this site has the best of both worlds and the comfort of our Luxury Eco-Friendly Lodges at its heart. 

50-Year Licence

One of the greatest benefits to owning one of our Luxury Eco-Friendly Lodges at Lligwy is the longevity of the licence. Unlike most other holiday parks, we offer a a 50 year licence on all new lodge plots. This gives you both greater value for money in the time you have ownership of your property, and also affords you a greater sell-on value compared, should you wish to sell your holiday home at a later date.

Eco-Friendly and Sustainable

We’re proud to lead the way in offering a more sustainable holiday home experience with our Luxury Eco-Friendly Lodges. Among some of the first in the UK, our lodges offer a more sustainable way of living, with solar panels and water pump technology; whilst not scrimping on the luxurious comfort you’d expect from the Silver Bay experience. In the current financial climate, our eco-friendly technology provides a more sustainable running cost for our holiday homes.

Our aims go beyond the lodge offering, with targets of reducing our carbon footprint by 50% by 2030. Learn more about our sustainability goals and projects.

Our Eco-Friendly Lodges come fitted with solar panels

Fully Furnished Holiday Homes

Another benefit to our Luxury Eco-Friendly Lodges is that they are furnished and ready for you to move into. Our contemporary furnishings offer you the perfect home away from home, without the hassle from the moment you sign on a property.

An example of the open plan, fully furnished lounge-diner-kitchen space in one of our Eco-Friendly Lodges.

Lligwy Facilities

There’s plenty more to Silver Bay Holiday Parks Lligwy than just our Luxury Eco-Friendly Lodges. Our site has a fantastic new Leisure facility for residents to enjoy during their stays. Why not grab a coffee or alcoholic beverage with friends or family at The Oaklands, play a game of pool in the games room or get active in the gymnasium or fitness studio? 

Want to learn more about our sites and luxury lodges? Download a brochure here. Want to pop by and take a look around? Why not Come and Visit us? Want to speak to someone? Request a callback here.



Our wonderful island of Anglesey is bursting with exciting experiences for visitors and owners at our parks. With over 130km of coastline, the water around the island has long been the playground of North Walians. And no area more so than the Menai Strait. The 16-mile stretch of water separating Anglesey from the mainland is brimming with exciting excursions and lined with beautiful places to visit.

So, to help you try something new and thrilling next time you stay with us, we’ve put together a number of recommendations along the Strait.

By Sea

One of the best ways to experience the Strait is by boat, with lots of trips available. RibRIde is one such provider, offering speedy trips along the Strait, showing you all the sights, including the bridges, directed by knowledgeable guides.

Phil Scott owner of RibRide on their service: “We’ve been operating for 16 years and the experience has never become any less exciting. Due to the unique landscape, the history, stunning wildlife and having one of the highest tidal ranges in Britain, the experience is slightly different every year.

“Customers regularly feedback a number of things once their ride has finished; usually expressing their love of the wildlife on show, their excitement of the rib ride experience and their fascination with the stories and history we offer on the region and the two bridges during the trip.” If you’re interested in their experiences, click HERE

For those of you who like to get in the water, you may be interested in Plas Menai – The National Outdoor Centre. Situated on the mainland shore, close to Caernarfon, the amazing activity hub offers a huge range of experiences to get involved in. From Kayaking to paddle boarding, windsurfing to sailing and much more. Learn more HERE. Note – The centre is currently closed for a major refurbishment until April, but activities can be pre-book for its reopening. 

If you’d like to enjoy the Strait at a more gentle pace, then there’s plenty of other boat trip options, such as Seacoast Safaris. Setting sail from Beaumaris, on Anglesey’s south eastern point, this brilliant boat trip explores the wildlife of the region. 

As well as taking in the beauty of the Menai Strait, you can experience grey seals, the Puffins of Puffin Island, dolphins and plenty more. Full details can be found HERE

 

Puffins off the coast of Anglesey

By Land

If you wish to experience the region without climbing aboard any boats, there’s plenty to do along the coast. Beaumaris itself is a beautiful town, featuring both a castle and a historic prison, Beaumaris Gaol. If you’re looking for more history but somewhere slightly bigger to explore, then there’s the cathedral city of Bangor on the mainland coast too.  

Further west along the Strait there’s the stunning National Trust site of Plas Newydd House & Gardens as well as the Anglesey Sea Zoo. All in all, the Menai Strait offers more brilliant experiences for all the family to enjoy than you can shake a stick at.

So, next time you visit us at either of our sites, remember that the travel time to the Strait and it’s crossings is just a 30 minute drive from Rhoscolyn and a little over 20 minutes from Lligwy. 

Keen on learning more about our holiday parks on Anglesey? Click HERE for more info on Rhoscolyn and HERE for more on Lligwy.  

Fancy learning more about the history of the Menai Strait? Check out our blog HERE.



What makes Anglesey an island is the Menai Strait. The narrow, 24 kilometre stretch of water separates it from mainland Wales and to many, when spotted, provides the first pang of excitement on the approach to the beautiful island. 

However, historically it was seen as more of a logistical inconvenience, one that was eventually overcome, to link the riches of Anglesey and beyond to the mainland more substantially.

Stories of disastrous ferry crossings and even herding livestock across the Strait during low tides finally came to an end in the early 1800s.

Menai Bridge

Completed in 1826, the bridge was designed by famed civil engineer of the day, Thomas Telford. Telford was tasked with finding a way of shortening the travel time between London and Holyhead, for those travelling back and forth from Dublin With Ireland having recently become part of the British Empire (1800), travel and trade had increased. 

The Menai Strait proved the biggest hurdle, with only ferry travel available at the time. This was more difficult than the short distance seemed, with the challenge of two different tidal currents and four tidal shifts per day. Telford concluded that a bridge linking Anglesey to the Welsh mainland was the best way forward. His design would become the world’s first major suspension bridge and reduced the London to Holyhead (A5) travel time nine hours, from its then 36 hours, yes 36!

Still in use today, the structure is grade 1 listed and stands opposite the only other crossing to Anglesey, Britannia Bridge (Pont Britannia).

Menai Bridge and Snowdonia in the background
Menai Bridge at night

Britannia Bridge 

Completed in 1850 and designed by railway pioneer Robert Stephenson, it was created to connect Anglesey to the mainland rail network to further improve travel to Holyhead. With railways advancing the way we travelled in the Victorian era, further connecting Holyhead London was vital.  

The original bridge remained in place until the 1970s, when a fire all but destroyed the original. Years of rebuilding led first to it’s reopening (1972) and then to an upgrade, with a second deck. Opening in 1980, the upper deck was created to accommodate car traffic, with rail traffic running underneath, as it does today. 

Both stand as important historical developments, not just because of their ingenuity, but also because of the role they took, and continue to take in linking Anglesey to the Welsh mainland. 

The Britannia Bridge
The Britannia Bridge

So, next time you visit us at either of our sites, remember that the travel time to the Strait and it’s crossings is just a 30 minute drive from Rhoscolyn and a little over 20 minutes from Lligwy.

If you’d like to learn more about the Menai Strait, or experience it for yourself next time you visit Silver Bay, check out our Activities on the Menai Strait blog!

Keen on learning more about our holiday parks on Anglesey? Click HERE for more info on Rhoscolyn and HERE for more on Lligwy.  

  


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In the surroundings of beautiful woodland and just a short walk from the famous Lligwy beach, our luxury caravan development is the perfect holiday escape in North Wales.

Brook Views Development

The luxury caravans we have available in our Brook Views development make for the ideal Anglesey retreat. Available fully furnished and with a spacious decking area, you can sit back and relax, surrounded by the tranquil woodland location whilst also in the luxurious solace of one of our holiday homes.

Containing all the modern comforts you hope and expect of a luxury caravan, those available in Brook Views make for the perfect home-from-home whenever you fancy escaping to Anglesey. 

Whether you’re looking for something more contemporary or traditional in style, we offer both. There are also two or three bed options available depending on which size fits your needs. 

Take a look at the gallery below to get a better picture of what you can expect from one of our luxury caravans at Lligwy.

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Interested in what we’ve got to offer? Fancy learning more? You can download a brochure here, come and visit us on site here or if you fancy a chat over the phone, request a callback here.

The Oakland’s Leisure Complex

There’s more to offer than just the great location at our Lligwy holiday park though. Recently we were pleased to unveil Lligwy’s new leisure complex! 

The Oakland’s, at the heart of the site, offers residents a great place to enjoy the company of friends and family with a coffee, tea or even an alcoholic beverage of two if you prefer!

There’s also a games room, gymnasium and fitness studio, giving you plenty of options for activities during each of your breaks.

Click here to learn more about The Oakland’s.

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Lligwy Beach

Just beyond the woodland surrounds of our Lligwy holiday park is the award-winning Lligwy beach!

A short walk will bring you to this stunning location. Learn more about Lligwy beach by clicking here.

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The award-winning Lligwy Beach is just a short walk away.

If you’d like to find out more, you’re able to download a brochure here, come and visit us on site here or if you’d like to chat over the phone, request a callback here


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Spooky season is upon us! Thankfully, there are plenty of events and activities taking place on Anglesey and nearby to let you celebrate in style. If you’re looking for something to do with the children, or want to experience some more hardcore scares, there’s something for everyone in this list.

Pumpkin Picking at Hooton’s Homegrown

A great way to get little ones involved in Halloween is to go pumpkin picking! Lots of farm shops are now offering the chance to pick your own pumpkins in time for Halloween decorating! Hooton’s Homegrown farm shop on Anglesey, already well known for its produce, is a great place to give it a go.

From Silver Bay Rhoscolyn: 23 miles, 35 mins approx. 

From Silver Bay Lligwy: 16 miles, 26 mins approx.

Visit their website here.

Beaumaris Castle Spooky Halloween 

Another great opportunity for families is the Beaumaris Castle Halloween trail. Put on your creepiest costume and head on down to the 13th century castle for a clue based trail leading around the grounds. The castle is certainly more than just a Halloween venue, making it worth the entry fee for a day of exploring this Autumn.

From Silver Bay Rhoscolyn: 27 miles, 45 mins approx. 

From Silver Bay Lligwy: 13 miles, 25 mins approx.

Learn more here.

Zip World Ffear Fforest

A trip inland from Anglesey will bring you to the woodland theme park at Betws-y-Coed, which between 22nd-31st October adds a spooky angle to proceedings. An evening pass gives you access to the transformed Ffear Forest, which includes a ‘Cursed Coaster’ ride, a spooky netted jungle inhabited by clowns, a ‘Screamride’ and more.

From Silver Bay Rhoscolyn: 45 miles, 1hr, 10mins approx. 

From Silver Bay Lligwy: 38 miles, 1 hr approx.

Ticket info here.

Beaumaris Gaol Ghost Hunt

Certainly one not for the faint of heart, this midnight ghost hunt is very much for the Halloween die-hards. The exclusive tour, which must be booked in advance, takes you around Beaumaris Gaol, a Victorian era decommissioned prison on Anglesey. This is a serious spooktacular, complete with Ouija boards, EMF meters and more. If you fancy a daytime visit, the Gaol also operates as a museum. More info here.

From Silver Bay Rhoscolyn: 27 miles, 45 mins approx. 

From Silver Bay Lligwy: 13 miles, 23 mins approx.

Ticket info here.

And don’t forget Silver Bay’s very own party celebrations, Busy Bayers school holiday activities and the annual pumpkin carving competition.


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Across the calendar, Anglesey offers a number of extreme competitions, from ultra marathons to triathlons.

Arguably the hardest of them all is the Ring O’Fire ultra marathon. The 135-mile coastal path event takes place across three days, circumnavigating the isle and combining the beautiful scenery with at times brutal terrain. This event makes for both one of the most visually stunning but physically challenging ultra marathon events in the the British Isles.

Off the back of completing the gruelling three-day Ring O’ Fire ultra marathon, we caught up with Hayley White, the fastest woman in the 2021 competition. Here’s her breakdown of the event.

In September 2021 I competed in the Ring O’ Fire race on the Island of Anglesey. It has become something of a tradition to the Island and is celebrating its 10th year in 2021.

“Day one is approximately 36 miles and you have nine hours to complete the distance. To make sure all runners don’t accidently omit parts of the coastal path, honesty books are placed at strategic places so that you have to rip a page out and present it to a Marshal at the next Checkpoint.  An omitted page will cause a penalty of 3 hrs and for some, this could take them then outside of the cut off time. Day one is from Breakwater Country Park to Amlwch.

Day two starts at 6am. The distance is around 66 miles and has to be completed in 18 hours. If you are successful to meet the checkpoint cut off times, navigate and collect all the honesty pages and to make it back to camp without being withdrawn and or DNF (did not finish) your position, then for the last time, you settle down for the night in Aberffraw.

The third and final day is approximately 34 miles and you have nine and a half hours to complete.  Day three is another early start at 6am from Aberffraw and you finish right back where you started, in Breakwater Country Park.”

Hayeley had this to say on her experience: “I decided to enter Ring O’ Fire because I had never spent any time as a child or in fact, my later years on the Island and so, thought it was a great way to see Anglesey and take part in a race. Whilst I had to concentrate on navigation and keeping a check on my peers in the race, I was taken aback at how beautiful the coastline, villages and peninsular were.

In parts it was breath-taking, and I remember on many occasions over the three days promising myself to come back to the island, especially with my husband and our son Freddie.

 

Hayley at the finish line, with the overall winner Joe Baker.

“Particular favourites of mine were Church Bay, Dullas and Moelfre, pretty cottages at Penmon Point, unforgettable Beaumaris, Newborough Forest and  “Mojitos” at Rhosneigr, who generously handed out Bacon Butties at the beginning of Day three. 

“Silver Bay was absolutely stunning and the hive of activity in the coves and bays before and after (rock climbing, swimming, kayaks and plenty of other people walking taking in the sites) was very evident.

“How have I never spent more time on Anglesey? It has everything and copious amounts more.  Whilst the race weekend was back-to-back blue sky and very hot, for the time of year, I could equally imagine in Winter it being just as idyllic in a different way.

“Anglesey and the Ring O’ Fire will hold a very special place in my heart and mind. I successfully completed the race and was crowned First Female Finisher.”  

To Learn more, click HERE.

Other events on Anglesey

Here are some of the other endurance events that take place on Anglesey enjoyed by many of Silver Bay’s owners each year;

Superfeet Sandman events

For the hardiest of competitors, the Superfeet Sandman Triathlons and Duathlons offer the ultimate physical test along the beautiful beaches of Anglesey and through Newborough Forest, combining sea swimming, cycling and running.

Described as ‘the most beautiful triathlon in the race calendar’, this is certainly not one to miss for those looking for a serious test of endurance. Learn more HERE.

Half and Trial Half Marathons

Runners who like a challenge can check out both the half marathons and trial half marathons held on Anglesey. The 13-mile road race begins on Menai suspension bridge, with stunning views of Snowdonia National Park and the Menai Straits. The trail half marathon is the sister event, and takes competitors off-road through the scenic surrounds of Newborough Forest.

There are also 10K versions of each event available, for those looking to take on a shorter distance. The road race also offers a children’s 1-mile Dragons Dash race for families to enjoy. Find out more HERE. 

Tour De Mon (Cycling)

Those who prefer their exercise on two wheels can check out the Tour De Mon in Holyhead. This unique race offers the unrivalled experience of riding along huge stretches of the Anglesey coastline, with four different race lengths to opt for. 

From the Teulu 3.5 mile race, designed for families, to the Mawr 106 mile race, there’s something for everyone with a bike and an eagerness to experience the beautiful coastline in this unique way. For more information, click HERE.