2.6 of 5 (33 votes)

Colwyn Bay, Llanddulas, Llysfaen circular

A moderate walk (countryside) in Clwyd, Wales, about 14.00km (8.70 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:30h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 174m (570ft)
Descent 172m (564ft)
Max. Elevation 170m (557ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 346m (1134ft)
Start & End
Colwyn Bay
Distance 14.00km
Duration ~4:30h
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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OS Grid SH850791
Exit facing the town. Turn left downhill, then turn left under the railway to see the ruined old pier.
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.
About 0.19 km (~0.12 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.
About 2.73 km (~1.7 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.
About 2.70 km (~1.68 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.
About 0.49 km (~0.3 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.
About 1.49 km (~0.93 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.
About 0.86 km (~0.53 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.
About 1.85 km (~1.15 miles) from
OS Grid SH866781
Follow this to the main road at the Ship pub.
About 0.66 km (~0.41 miles) from
OS Grid SH867782
Turn left, heading downhill to the stream. Turn right under the road, and follow to exit onto the promenade.
About 0.21 km (~0.13 miles) from
OS Grid SH870786
Turn left and follow your route back to the station.
About 0.48 km (~0.3 miles) from
OS Grid SH851789
End of the walk, I hope you enjoyed it.
About 1.93 km (~1.2 miles) from

2 comments... join the discussion!

Pete Roberts
12 Dec 2017

Hi Diane, I'm sure it only takes a minute or two to pass the back of the Pub and will not detract from the walk as a whole !!!!!

09 Dec 2017
Dustbin Alley

I live near the path that runs up by the Valentine pub in Llanddulas It used to be really pretty but its now like dustbin alley. Everyone stores their bins there and the pub has its large glass collection bin there and stores empty beer barrels there. Its a horrible mess now. 😞

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