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.
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.
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.
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