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About Newborough

A landscape shaped by wind, sand, time and man

This area has seen a changing landscape of dunes, woods and grassland since the retreat of the glaciers. People later farmed the area, but bare sand is unstable and about 700 years ago storm winds blew large quantities of sand inland, burying fields and cottages.

The forest was planted between 1947 and 1965 originally to protect the village of Newborough from wind-blown sand and to provide timber and jobs.

Nowadays, tranquil Newborough Forest and stunning Llanddwyn Beach attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

Download and listen to our MP3 audio trails all about the history of Newborough

Download the map of this area (pdf - 1039k)

How to get there:

Newborough is the nearest town or village.

Follow the A55 to Anglesey cross over the Britannia Bridge then take the A4080 to the village of Newborough

OS Grid Reference: SH 400 650
For details of public transport visit

Start your visit from:

Llyn Parc mawr
Newborough Beach


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WalkingWildlife ActivitiesPicnicView PointCyclingFishingHorse Riding
horse riding

Permit Only Access - Newborough Forest horse riding permit are available from Traeth Rhosyr Riding Association. Contact - No other access on island. For more information about horse riding in this area please see the links under related pages on the right.


Gareth G. Jones