A straightforward walk to the West Shore with views over Llandudno and a delightful Victorian garden – look out for Tweedledum and Tweedledee!
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) From the road in front of the guesthouse, turn right and walk to the roundabout. Bear right into Church Walks. Cross Ty-Gwyn Road and Tan-yr-Ogof Road and continue past the tram station. Turn right up Bodlondeb Hill.
(1) At the top, turn left along Cwlach Street (one-way). When the road divides, take the upper, righthand fork (Cwlach Road), with a no-through road sign. At the end of the road, ignore the footpath to the left of the gateposts and instead follow the driveway up into Haulfre Gardens. Pass the Haulfre Tearooms and adjoining cottage, then take the lower (left-hand) of the two paths, then the upper (right-hand) path by the Tweedledum and Tweedledee statues.
(2) Follow the path along a terrace past a long line of benches and a pergola. Go through a gate onto the open hillside and continue along a level path (look out on the cliffs above for the famous Orme goats). Stay on the main path, passing a couple of shelters partway along.
(3) At the end of the cliff the path descends, via a zig-zag with a few steps, to the road at the Old Toll House. Cross the road and turn left along the pavement, then turn right onto the path along the West Shore. Pass the boating lake and, before a small breakwater, turn left past a children’s play area.
(4) Cross West Parade and join Gloddaeth Avenue. Follow this road for ¾ mile back to the War Memorial on the North Shore. Turn left and follow the road round to the right back to The View.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 66ft - The View
1 : mi 0.33 - alt. 141ft - Cwlach Street
2 : mi 0.52 - alt. 157ft - Statues
3 : mi 0.92 - alt. 102ft - Zig-zag
4 : mi 1.37 - alt. 20ft - West Parade
D/A : mi 2.19 - alt. 66ft - The View
There’s a short climb to the gardens, and a few steps down to Marine Drive, but the route is surfaced throughout.
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Most of the walking is along the Marine Drive, which has some ups and downs but is otherwise straightforward.
This walk starts from Llandudno and climbs the Great Orme to enjoy great views and some solitude away from the bustle of Llandudno. There is some steep uphill and downhill walking so wear appropriate footwear.
Let the tram do the climbing, then walk downhill from Great Orme summit via Happy Valley Gardens. You can leave out the circuit of the farm on the summit if you want a shorter walk.
A rocky limestone peak with super views back to Llandudno and the Great Orme, and a beach that’s often used by seals.
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.
Gradual ascent and some rocky ground. May be muddy or boggy in places.
Sandy paths, and wet grass after rain around The Mulberry.
This walk on the eastern side of the Carneddau mountains in Snowdonia offers a sense of solitude and excellent mountain scenery. The route is generally easy to follow although careful navigation is needed on the section from Dulyn Reservoir back to the start.
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