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Carmel Head

The Carmel Head Thrust can be traced across northern Anglesey. Here, in one of the remotest parts of Anglesey, you can see where ancient Precambrian rocks have been pushed (thrust) over younger Ordovician rocks.

Carmel Head SSSI aerial photo

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Managing this site

This site is owned by the national Trust and Crown Estates. The special features of this SSSI and CCW’s views about site management have been summarised in a Site Management Statement, addressed to the owners and managers of the land. The statement can be found in the resource section below.

Access information

There is a public footpath at the eastern end of the site , however access is restricted during the pheasant shooting season in the autumn. The Isle of Anglesey coastal path passes close to the site. The remainder of the site has no public access. For detailed maps and information regarding access visit our access map via the resource section below.

Other information

The original 16th century name was Cardinals which then became Carnels Point and then Carmel Point probably influenced by the existence of an ecclestiastical settlement here. The Welsh name is Trwyn y Gadair ‘headland of the fort’ (trwyn ‘point, promontory’, cadair ‘seat, fort’ referring to the fort called Cadair Mynachdy (mynachdy ‘monastery’).




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