Gradual ascent and some rocky ground. May be muddy or boggy in places.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) ross the bridge over the A55 with a view of the tunnel portals. Pass the end of a tidal creek and continue, beyond a cattle grid, along the road past the school. Cross the A547 into the road opposite (The Waen) and cross the footbridge over the railway. Follow the walled lane ahead, passing the entrance to Beechwood Court.
(1) At a T-junction, turn right (Mountain Road). Climb to a fork by a parking area, where you carry straight on along the lower track; ignore a stile and sign for Conwy Mountain on your right. When the road reaches the entrance to a house, take the track through the gate on the right, which continues to climb gradually alongside a wall. When the wall ends, cross an oblique path and follow the path opposite, continuing to ascend gradually. The track continues upwards with views up the Conwy valley before emerging into open country and then following a wall on the left. The path descends slightly and rounds a boggy area above a pond in the fields to your left, then leaves the wall to strike out across the moorland.
(2) When the path again descends slightly to a rushy pond to the left of the track, turn sharp right at a waymark post (with discs for the Wales Coast Path and North Wales Path) and follow a path between the gorse and heather. On meeting a grassy path, bear left in the Conwy Mountain (5 miles: Fairly strenuous) direction of the distant Great Orme headland. Take a right fork towards a lone tree, where you meet a major path by another waymark post. Turn right and follow the stony path to the top of the ridge, with superb views over the quarries to the Great Orme. Keep left at a waymark post and climb a rocky knoll (where the path divides briefly). After a more level section, the path climbs again to another rocky outcrop. Staying on the main ridge path, the next landmark is the hillfort of Castell Caer Seion.
(3) After a further rocky knoll beyond the hillfort, the path descends and becomes generally grassier. Staying always along the highest path, after rounding a rocky slab used by a climbers, ignore a path leading off to the left to a rocky pinnacle overlooking Morfa Conwy. Continuing down the main ridge through bracken, the path eventually meets a fence and then runs along a wall above woodland, until you reach a private doorway in a corner. Turn right here, and follow the path past some small quarries to a stile, and then down to Mountain Road.
(4) Turn left down the lane and retrace your steps for a short distance. At a junction keep right, descending before climbing to a T-junction. Turn left along Cadnant Park and follow the road round to the right when it meets the railway line. Turn left over the narrow railway bridge, then turn right onto a path within a belt of trees next to the main road. This path joins the main road through a gap in the wall by a bench. Follow the main road until you meet the town wall.
(5) Turn left down Town Ditch Road, keeping to the left-hand pavement. Before the main road swings right through the wall, turn left into Lower Gate Street. Stay on the road as it bends right and downhill, ignoring the driveway ahead between the gateposts by the half-timbered lodge.
(6) In front of a house called Glan-yr-Afon, turn left onto the Marine Walk. Follow the tarmac path along the edge of the estuary for a third of a mile, and stay on it as it bears left alongside a creek and past a footbridge connecting the school and its playing field.
(7) On reaching Morfa Drive, turn right and retrace your steps over the A55 back to Ellis Way, where you turn right to return to The Mulberry.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 13ft - The Mulberry
1 : mi 0.58 - alt. 85ft - Mountain Road
2 : mi 1.77 - alt. 630ft - Sharp right turn
3 : mi 2.07 - alt. 741ft - Castell Caer Seion
4 : mi 3.03 - alt. 131ft - Mountain Road
5 : mi 3.42 - alt. 85ft - Town Ditch Road
6 : mi 3.57 - alt. 43ft - Glan-yr-Afon
7 : mi 4.19 - alt. 16ft - Morfa Drive
D/A : mi 4.46 - alt. 13ft - The Mulberry
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Mostly on surfaced paths and roads, but woodland paths may be muddy. The town walls are occasionally uneven,
include numerous steps and in places require a head for heights.
Sandy paths, and wet grass after rain around The Mulberry.
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