This month our two circular walks take in ancient and atmospheric churches in the most stunning surroundings
Given the sparse population around much of the Welsh coast, many churches here are simple structures, built for functionality rather than grandeur. However, some find themselves in the most extraordinary surroundings, creating beautiful, and often mysterious, scenes.
There are probably a dozen we could have selected for this month’s walks, but we had to narrow it down to two.
The first is a gem – St Cwyfan’s Church on the south-west coast of Anglesey. Known as the ‘church in the sea’, it sits alone on the tiny island of Cribinau, joined to the mainland by a tidal causeway.
Next up is the famous Eglwys y Grog (Holy Cross Church) – a stunning yet basic whitewashed building probably dating back to the 13th century. It stands above secluded Mwnt beach and is overlooked by the small hill Foel-y-Mwnt.
ROUTE 1: Visit the ‘church in the sea’ off the coast of Anglesey
ROUTE 2: A picturesque church set above a secluded sandy beach in Ceredigion
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