If you’re keen to do some Cycling and Running on Anglesey while you're staying at Cerrig y Barcud, then you’ll find plenty of opportunities. Training hard and want to keep it going whilst on holiday, but don’t fancy pounding away on the treadmill? You’ll be pleased to hear that there’s plenty of running and cycle routes right from your cottage door.
Throughout the island, you'll find scores of quiet country lanes which are almost traffic-free so you can cycle, run or walk in peace, while you enjoy the wildlife and views.
We have a separate bike storage area where bikes can be kept dry and secure throughout your stay.
Bike Storage Area
We’ve compiled just a few Cycling and Running routes that you may enjoy. These have been added to Strava, and you can find links below where you can upload to your GPS device, or simply print off a route map.
Alternatively, you can use the Segment Search to find Cycling and Running routes around the cottages.
The routes below are confined to the immediate area around Cerrig y Barcud. There are a huge variety of routes to be found on the Island and into Snowdonia including some with truly incredible views.
For more advice on routes, including running in Snowdonia, please do ask at reception, where Mat will be pleased to help, and can also let you know about any local races and club-runs taking place during your stay.
Each of these are mainly on relatively quiet country lanes, some having a short stretch along the A4080 which is a little busier. The 10k route finishes with approx. 1k on "footpath" across fields.
Why not try one of several routes available through Newborough Forest? In addition to this route, you'll find plenty of trails and signposted routes throughout the forest, as well as a new "trim trail" 10k Sandman Tri Running Route
Each of these routes begins and ends at Cerrig y Barcud, and follows a circular route based around part of the Sandman Triathlon Route. Generally rolling route without too many demanding rises!
and here's the full Sandman route from Newborough... Sandman Tri Cycle Route
Families with younger cyclists may enjoy a ride around Newborough Forest. Just a few miles from your cottage, follow the road from Newborough Village, and down towards the beach (there's a £4 toll). There's no end of trails and tracks in and around the forest.
The cycle route from Malltreath to Llangefni is perfect for families with older children. The route can be found here and is a route of approximately 7 miles (each way) using cycle tracks, and a little-used road along the river Cefni to take you all the way into the centre of Llangefni (just a word of warning - the wind will be against you on the way back!!
In November 2014, North Wales’ first Parkrun started at Penrhyn Castle.
A free 5k event for anyone, held every Saturday morning at 9am in the beautiful grounds of Penryn Castle. All you have to do is register with Parkrun once, and then turn up. For more information, just click here
There's now a Parkrun started in Conway too, also at 9am.
If you’re interested in taking part in a sporting event during your stay, there’s plenty throughout the year on Anglesey and across in Snowdonia. Here’s just a few sites that you may be interested in, especially if you enjoy a bit of swimming before your cycling and running!
Throughout the year, there are a huge number of local running events taking place, especially fell and mountain races. Please ask for more information, and we’ll let you know of any we know of that take place during your stay
300 yards from Menai Straits
10 mins from Newborough Beach & forest
Games room and play area
Cots & High Chairs
Safe storage for bikes etc.
Sorry no pets
Cerrig y Barcud Holiday Cottages
Brynsiencyn, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Isle of Anglesey, LL61 6TQ