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Great Orme, Llandudno

A leisurely walk (city/town) in Clwyd, Wales, about 4.26km (2.65 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:15. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 166m (544ft)
Loss 128m (419ft)
Max. Elevation 200m (656ft)
Elevation (total) 294m (963ft)
Start & End
Llandudno
Distance 4.26km
(2.65mi)
Duration ~1:15
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Ordnance Survey Map
1Created by driver 16 on 10 Apr 2011
Circular walk up Great Orme Country Park with outstanding views as far as the Clwydian Mountains (see walk Jubilee Tower @ visitorreview.com/carfreewalks), over Anglesey (see walk Beaumaris @ visitorreview.com/carfreewalks), as far as Snowdonia (see various walks in Snowdonia @ visitorreview.com/carfreewalks) and down Conway valley (see walk Conway town @ visitorreview.com/carfreewalks).

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Waypoints

OS Grid SH779826
Pier, kiosks, amusements, bar and cafe at end, speedboat, pleasure boat and fishing trips from jetty to the right, Open-top city sightseeing buses to Deganwy and Conway every 30 mins, old-fashioned coach trips around Great Orme Marine Drive, novelty roadtrain rides to West Shore and return.
Bait and tackle shop About 0.55 km (~0.34 miles) from
OS Grid SH782830
After leisurely stroll along pier and back, come off at 2nd entrance/exit, go straight ahead towards Grand Hotel, take 1st right, uphill to Happy Valley.
Happy Valley About 0.27 km (~0.17 miles) from
OS Grid SH779831
Old limestone quarry, landscaped by the Mostyn family and dedicated to Queen Victoria in 1890 with a comemerative drinking fountain containing a bust of the said Lady. Go ahead (steeply) following line of road to reach ski and snowboard centre.
Ski and snowboard centre. About 0.56 km (~0.35 miles) from
OS Grid SH774833
Lodge, bar and cafe, dry ski slope, snowboarding and toboggan run. Turn left at lodge, downhill to traffic lights, turn right uphill, follow line of tramtrack to reach Bronze age copper mine.
Bronze age copper mine About 0.80 km (~0.5 miles) from
OS Grid SH766831
Well worth a visit, introductory film show on history of mine, walk into mine shafts and caverns, visitor centre with mineral samples from all over the world (kids will love the bags of "Fools Gold"),and cafe. Carry on uphill by various pathways to reach summit complex.
Summit complex About 0.51 km (~0.32 miles) from
OS Grid SH764835
Bar, cafe and visitor centre which is very educational, examples of wildlife, flora, camera links to cliffs to watch the seabirds, video of "The Great Orme Country Park" showing in little theatre can be bought in gift shop £5, I got one. I got the tram down, which very conviently stops outside the Kings Head Pub, Llandudno's Oldest, with great guest beers and a restaurant.
Tramstation and King's Head About 1.57 km (~0.98 miles) from
OS Grid SH777828
Pleasant atmosphere, beer garden, attentive staff and great food, what more could one ask for after a rather challenging walk?

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