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Colwyn Bay, Llanddulas, Llysfaen circular

A moderate walk (countryside) in Clwyd, Wales, about 13.59km (8.44 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:30h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 174m (570ft)
Loss 172m (564ft)
Max. Elevation 170m (557ft)
Elevation (total) 346m (1134ft)
Start & End
Colwyn Bay
Distance 13.59km
(8.44mi)
Duration ~4:30
Difficulty  
Moderate
1Created by driver 16 on 28 Mar 2013
Enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding countryside of Llanddulas, Llysfaen and Old Colwyn, with plenty of picnic areas, on the popular North Wales Path. The route also follows the stream running through Fairy Glen at one section.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SH850791
Exit facing the town. Turn left downhill, then turn left under the railway to see the ruined old pier.
Promenade About 0.19 km (~0.12 miles) from
OS Grid SH852791
Turn right onto the promenade. Locals will be surprised just how much sand has been pumped to raise the level of the beach. Pass the new water sports centre which is nearing completion. Pass the first viaduct; at the second viaduct, look for the green cycle path opposite.
Cycle path About 2.73 km (~1.7 miles) from
OS Grid SH879787
Follow the path to Llandulas Beach. At the old RNLI building (now a detached house) and opposite where the river bends to exit into the sea, turn right under the railway.
Detached house About 2.70 km (~1.68 miles) from
OS Grid SH906786
Turn right under the railway, then turn left to follow the river bank to the rear of the churchyard. Go through the churchyard to the main road, opposite the Valentine pub.
Valentin pub About 0.49 km (~0.3 miles) from
OS Grid SH907781
Look for the footpath sign to the right, at a little alley. Cross the road and climb steeply, following signs for the North Wales Path. Head over the stiles and through the kissing gates.
Llysfaen bus terminal About 1.49 km (~0.93 miles) from
OS Grid SH895772
Exit onto the tarmac road and then follow Dolwen Road into Bwlch-y-Gwynt Road. Look for The Lane Bwlch-y-Gwynt.
The Lane Bwlch-y-Gwynt About 0.86 km (~0.53 miles) from
OS Grid SH887769
Follow signs for the North Wales Path, walking over stiles, through kissing gates and into the golf course. Go straight across the first fairway; at the second, turn left to follow the boundary fence down to Coed Coch Road.
Coed Coch Road About 1.85 km (~1.15 miles) from
OS Grid SH870776
Cross the road and turn right, following the sign for Fairy Glen. Enter the glen and stay on the right-hand side of the stream.
Exit to tarmac road About 0.66 km (~0.41 miles) from
OS Grid SH866781
Follow this to the main road at the Ship pub.
Ship pub About 0.21 km (~0.13 miles) from
OS Grid SH867782
Turn left, heading downhill to the stream. Turn right under the road, and follow to exit onto the promenade.
Promenade again About 0.48 km (~0.3 miles) from
OS Grid SH870786
Turn left and follow your route back to the station.
Station About 1.93 km (~1.2 miles) from
OS Grid SH851789
End of the walk, I hope you enjoyed it.

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