Newborough Forest
Photo : Tim Snow

NEWBOROUGH FOREST

Newborough Forest (Welsh: Coedwig Niwbwrch) is a beautiful green pine forest, which is situated on the most southerly part of Anglesey. One side of this forest is edged by the beautiful long Newborough sandy beach. This is a fantastic natural attraction on Anglesey, that all the family can enjoy. It has an abundance of cycle tracks and nature trails. Newborough Forest is the largest area of forestry on Anglesey and is 2,000-acre (8 km²) in size and most of it has been declared a National Nature Reserve.

This amazing forest is accessed via a road which is about a mile long and the current toll is £4 or a annual pass can be purchased for £20, there are about 4 smaller car parks on the perimeter of the forest that still remain free. At the main car park there is plenty of parking, enough spaces for several hundred cars and toilets with good facilities for the disabled. There are now seperate areas should you wish to have a BBQ. During peak season like summer and easter the car park can sometimes fill up quite quickly! Once you have reached the main car park in Newborough forest you can either walk through the forest or go down onto the lovely sandy Newborough beach from here you can walk to the isolated and beautiful Llanddwyn Island.

WALKING AND CYCLING PATHS IN NEWBOROUGH FOREST

Great cycling and walking paths

The forest at Newborough has various mapped out trails allowing you to choose from either easy, medium or long and are colour coded to make it as easy as possible to stay on the appropriate paths. At various stages along the paths there are information signs, informing you of wildlife and nature that can be found in the forest.

The forest at Newborough has various mapped out trails allowing you to choose from either easy, medium or long and are colour coded to make it as easy as possible to stay on the appropriate paths. At various stages along the paths there are information signs, informing you of wildlife and nature that can be found in the forest.

DISABLED ACCESS

Wheel chair viewing area

Close to the main car park a wooden ramp and path has been specially constructed that now makes it extremely easy for wheelchair access. Able bodied people can get a view of the beautiful Newborough beach and across to the stunning Llanddwyn Island. Various picnic tables have also been built on this extended wooded pathway.

Newborough forest is another strong hold for the Anglesey Red squirrel and like the other places where it lives on Anglesey there are no grey squirrel’s, in fact Anglesey is now the second largest population in the whole of Wales.

NEWBOROUGH FOREST AND SAND DUNES

Sand dune erosion is a contant problem

The stability of the sand dunes on Newborough beach has been a constant problem for many years. During early 1940 it was decided to start the plantation of the forest, the two main reasons were to create an extra cost effective supply of wood during the “war years” and secondly to stabilise, the ever shifting sand dunes, which are constantly battered by south westerly winds. Newborough Forest continued to expand into the early 1970’s.

The type of Pine tree planted in Newborough Forest is the Corsican Pine which is a fast growing Pine, which usually grows 30 to 70cm a year.

The Postcode for the Main Car Park at Newborough Forest is LL61 6SG

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