Around 2-2½ hours to do the full walk
Have you ever wanted to walk on another planet? If the answer is yes, take a walk around Parys Mountain, it could easily be another planet or another time. As we walked around is wasn’t hard to imagine we were on Mars, or in Middle earth, or even a scene from G.O.T
Parys is a disused copper mine which has been mined since the Bronze Age.
In the late 1760’s a mass of copper ore was discovered prompting large scale mining, with yields so great that Amlwch came to dominate the world copper market for a decade, and so became known as the ‘Copper Kingdom’, and the owner Thomas Williams became known as the ‘Copper King’. It is thought that there is still a reserve of about 6 million tonnes beneath the old mine workings.
The landscape appears barren, butsupports a variety of wildlife, including birds such as skylark, meadow pipit and chough. Plants that are able to tolerate high concentrations of copper and zinc are able to survive there.
A beautiful and slightly eerier place