Running to Anglesey

by Ian

Menai Bridge Thomas Telford’s Suspension Bridge

Menai Bridge Thomas Telford’s Suspension Bridge

Hi Wil


Great website. Can you help please?

I want to create a circular running route from Bangor across to Menai Bridge. Are the A5 and A55 passable on foot?

Thanks

Ian

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by: William

Hi Ian

A good morning to you from an island where the beautiful rain gathers to hurl itself at us from the horizontal today. However, it will be a nice quiet and sunny day tomorrow.

To your question of creating a running route around the Bangor/Menai Bridge area obviously depends where your starting from. I will assume that you are starting from Bangor, seeing as that's where most runners seem to come from.

People regularly run across the Thomas Telford's Menai Suspension Bridge (A5), using the footpath at its sides. So that's good news for you.

Bad news on the Britannia Bridge (A55), though. No running allowed at all. No cycling even, because it is a route and bridge for vehicular transport only.

Let's say you are running from Bangor (A5), just to give you a flavour of a route you can do once you see it, there is a superb wide pavement all the way down to the bridge and I would suggest that you cross on one side of the bridge and return on the other. Run past Sainsbury's to the Chinese restaurant and cut into the woods here. The route will bring you out under the bridge. Follow the narrow road until it brings you back to the high street and then back to the bridge, crossing on your left and then back to Bangor.

You will quickly realise that there are ways to extend and vary the route; by running to Treborth in the Bangor side of the bridge toward the University sports ground. It will bring you back to the top road. Again, choose how far you wish to run from here.

Sadly you can't run at all on the Britannia Bridge (A55)but there are some satisfying and testing length routes for you to enjoy.

My best wishes and let me know how it goes.

Wil

ps we've got winds with average wind speeds of over 60mph today.

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by: William

Hi Ian

A good morning to you from an island where the beautiful rain gathers to hurl itself at us from the horizontal today. However, it will be a nice quiet and sunny day tomorrow.

To your question of creating a running route around the Bangor/Menai Bridge area obviously depends where your starting from. I will assume that you are starting from Bangor, seeing as that's where most runners seem to come from.

People regularly run across the Thomas Telford's Menai Suspension Bridge, using the footpath at its sides. So that's good news for you.

Bad news on the Britannia Bridge, though. No running allowed. No cycling even, because it is a bridge for vehicular transport only.

Let's say you are running from Bangor, just to give you a flavour of a route you can do once you see it, there is a superb wide pavement all the way down to the bridge and I would suggest that you cross on one side of the bridge and return on the other. Run past Sainsbury's to the Chinese restaurant and cut into the woods here. The route will bring you out under the bridge. Follow the narrow road until it brings you back to the high street and then back to the bridge, crossing on your left and then back to Bangor.

You will quickly realise that there are ways to extend and vary the route; by running to Treborth in the Bangor side of the bridge toward the University sports ground. It will bring you back to the top road. Again, choose how far you wish to run from here.

Sadly you can't run on the Britannia Bridge but there are some satisfying and testing length routes for you to enjoy.

My best wishes and let me know how it goes.

Wil

ps we've got winds with average wind speeds of over 60mph today.

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