3.4 of 5 (16 votes)

Colwyn Heights

A leisurely walk (countryside) in Clwyd, Wales, about 5.80km (3.60 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:00h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 208m (682ft)
Descent 209m (685ft)
Max. Elevation 210m (688ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 417m (1367ft)
Start & End
Colwyn Bay
Distance 5.80km
Duration ~2:00h
Ordnance Survey Map
1Created by driver 16 on 04 Jul 2014
A gem of a walk through woods and open fields on well maintained paths, bridleways, tracks and short stretches of tarmac with spectacular views in all directions over Anglesey, the Conway Valley, the Carneddau, Snowdonia and the Clwydian Range, born and bred in area, right on my doorstep, but, only just discovered thanks to Lesley the Cerdded Conwy guide.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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OS Grid SH845791
Only 100 yards from either bus stop from E. or W., continue to mini roundabout, turn left into Pwllycrochan Ave., pass both Rydal and Penrhos private schools to top of hill and edge of woods, waypoint 2.
OS Grid SH842786
Cross and enter woods to see information board, turn right on woodland path to waypoint 3.
About 0.60 km (~0.37 miles) from
OS Grid SH839784
Exit woods to left, cross Llanrwst Road, in about 50 yards find signed narrow path between houses, follow to join Copthorne Road, waypoint 4.
About 0.44 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid SH833779
Follow Copthorne Road btween houses into Pen-y-Mynydd and onto The View, after taking in the spectacular views, retrace steps to Hafoty Lane, waypoint 5.
About 0.73 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid SH835779
Follow to Llanrwst Road, turn right and left into Honeysuckle Lane.
About 0.17 km (~0.11 miles) from
OS Grid SH841775
Follow footpath to waypoint 7.
About 0.71 km (~0.44 miles) from
OS Grid SH847776
Worth a small detour to top of Bryn Cadno for more spectacular views, retrace steps back to entrance to continue to waypoint 8.
About 0.61 km (~0.38 miles) from
OS Grid SH850778
Join, turn left and follow to waypoint 9.
About 0.32 km (~0.2 miles) from
OS Grid SH852781
Enter, follow through woods to join Pen-y-Bryn road waypoint 10.
About 0.42 km (~0.26 miles) from
OS Grid SH849783
Enter and follow path above Old Highway back to waypoint 2, exit woods, downhill back to mini roundabout and waypoint 1, hope you enjoyed.
About 0.40 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid SH846791
Hope you enjoyed and will recommend to friends.
About 0.85 km (~0.53 miles) from

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