YOU can stay hydrated, save money and prevent plastic pollution on a walk along the Anglesey coast this New Year.

As part of the island’s drive to become plastic-free, walkers can now refill their water bottles, free of charge, at two coastal locations.

Newborough Nature Reserve and Forest and Holyhead Breakwater Country Park are the first outdoor beauty spots on Anglesey to introduce the refill points. And the water for the taps travels just a few miles - from Llyn Alaw reservoir.

The sites have been added to the Refill App ‘put your tap on the map’ along with more than 20,000 businesses in Britain where people can refill water bottles.

The initiative is being carried out by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Anglesey County Council to improve Anglesey’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Project officer, Alun M Owen, said: “As well as our successful partnership with NRW, further funding has been secured via Welsh Government to extend the project within communities linked to the coastal path.

“Meetings are underway with Town and Community Councils to install water dispensers at strategic locations combined with information boards to highlight the benefits of drinking local tap water and encourage the use of refillable bottles.

“All new sites will be added to the Refill App ‘put your tap on the map’."

You will find the water dispensers outside the North Wales Wildlife Trust’s café and outside the toilet block at Breakwater Country Park and not far from the toilet block at Newborough.