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newbrgh7Malltraeth is a small village on the South West Coast of the Isle of Anglesey, situated on the banks of the River Cefni. It is well known for the Malltraeth Cob (dyke), which is a mile long embankment, over which the Anglesey Coastal path runs, as well as the ‘Lon Las Cefni' cycle track. This structure, is part of the flood defence system, constructed in the 1800's, and completed in 1812 when the River Cefni was canalised, which enabled the Cefni Marsh to be drained, so as to permit coal workings, and the building of the A5 turnpike road to the port of Holyhead. This structure also encloses the Cob ‘Pool', a nature reserve managed by the Countryside Council for Wales. Cefni Marsh has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and is the location of an RSPB reserve.

Malltraeth was the village that the renowned wildlife painter Charles Tunnicliffe RA moved to in 1947, and established his studio, overlooking the Cefni Estuary.

Malltaeth Ymlaen is a community group, formed in January 2005, and reconstituted as a company limited by guarantee on the 16th August 2006. The objectives of the group are -

  • To encourage participation in community projects
  • To promote learning new skills for all
  • To regenerate the community, and work on environmental projects-through working in partnership with other statutory bodies and agencies for the benefit of the public, and in particular the residents of Bodorgan and its hinterlands.

All members of the community are eligible members, and the activities of the group are the responsibility of the management committee, made up of 12 members. Committee members are nominated and elected at the annual general meeting, held in May/June, each member serving for a three year period, with four seats falling vacant annually.

Our logo was designed by one of the pupils at the Bodorgan Community School-

Sunset over the Cefni Estuary at Malltraeth (copyright-Paul Rogers).

Malltraeth Ymlaen wish to acknowledge the help and support of Menter Mon in developing this site.

Copyright for the banner image is with angleseywildimages,with our thanks.