Getting Here

Ring O' Fire and Firelighter events both start at Holyhead Breakwater Country Park, Holyhead LL65 1YG

Holyhead is a major port with excellent transport links to the rest of the country. Getting there is very easy:

Manchester and Liverpool are around 2 hours drive away
London is just over 3 hrs 30 minutes by direct train
Dublin is less than 2 hrs away by ferry
Cardiff is a 30 minute flight away

By car

Follow the A55 Expressway along the North Wales coast and cross the Britannia Bridge onto Anglesey. From the Britannia Bridge it takes a further 20 minutes (20 miles / 32 km) along the A55 to reach Holyhead.

Free parking is available at the event start and finish point, on the approach road to the Holyhead Breakwater Country Park (see FAQs).

Car share

To reduce the environmental impact of many runners travelling to the race, we encourage car sharing arrangements. There are also social and financial benefits of sharing a vehicle and travelling together as a group. Connect with other runners via our Facebook page and see who's travelling from your area.

By coach

National Express and Eurolines coach services connect with Holyhead from other major cities.

For timetable and ticket information please visit:
National Express

By rail

Holyhead Station has direct rail links to London Euston and Cardiff. Easy connections are also available from Chester and Crewe. From the train station in Holyhead, the Breakwater Country Park is a good walk or short taxi ride.

For details on train times and fares visit
National Rail (or call 08457 484950)

By ferry

Dublin can be reached in less than 2 hours by ferry. The Breakwater Country Park is a good walk or short taxi ride from the ferry port.

For details on ferry times and fares visit:
Stena Line
Irish Ferries

By air

Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester International Airport are closest, being 104 and 122 miles away respectively. Anglesey Airport (RAF Valley) is a mere 8 miles away and has flights to and from Cardiff.

For more information, visit:

Taxis in Anglesey

You cand details of taxi services based on Anglesey on the Anglesey Council website.

Where to stay

What accommodation is provided during the Ring O' Fire?

Overnight accommodation is available at local a leisure centre and village community hall as below:
Day 1: Amlwch Leisure Centre, Townybryn, Amlwch, Isle of Anglesey, LL68 9TH
Day 2: Aberffraw Village Hall, 25 Bodorgan Square, Aberffaw, Isle of Anglesey, LL63 5DX

Important Note: If Covid prevents us staying in the communal halls, camping will be available nearby for no charge. We will carry your camping equipment. Updates will be provided closer to the race date.

Can I arrange my own accommodation?

Yes, although we encourage runners to stay together in the spirit of the event. If you wish for something more comfortable than a night in a leisure centre/town hall, Anglesey has some great hotels and quality holiday lets.

Some useful links


What do people say about us?

"My very 1st ultra and the only time in my life I've gone over a marathon distance. To say I'm overjoyed not only to complete but to finish highly is a understatement."
Past Ring O' Fire finisher