Walks in North Wales
There are some wonderful walks in North Wales and here are some of our favourites:
West Shore Beach, Llandudno
There is a stunning walk from Haulfre Gardens to The Buoys (or vice versa), which is set away from the main road and takes in the best West Shore beach has to offer. West Shore Beach Cafe is a great little stop en route with inside and outside seating and it serves delicious drinks, cakes, snacks and ice cream.
The Great Orme, Llandudno
A refreshing walk can be taken along the road that runs round the base of the Great Orme. The road is fairly quiet and provides panoramic views of the sea all the way round. There is also a cafe called the Rest and be Thankful located half way round for a well earned cup of tea and slice of cake! There are some fabulous properties along the infamous Millionaires Row and you can take a good look at these fantastic properties from Marine Drive. The Orme itself is equally well worth exploring as it is home to some very special goats, butterflies and the Copper Mines, which are a real tourist attraction in the area.
The Vardre, Deganwy
The Vardre is one of the most important and historic hills in Wales, located directly to the rear of The Buoys. This is one of the best vantage points in the area and is the former site of Deganwy Castle. The views from the top are stunning and provide a lovely panorama from The Great Orme in Llandudno to the Conwy Estuary. In our opinion one of the most rewarding walks in the area.
A favourite for those in the know – the walk from Conwy Mountain to the Great Orme can be enjoyed in its entirety or cut short as required. The walk starts at the top of Conwy Mountain, accessed via The Sychnant Pass, and bears down into Conwy town itself. Conwy is a beautiful medieval town with its own Castle, city walls, boutique shops and cafes. The walk then continues over the estuary, past The Buoys in Deganwy and along West Shore Beach to Haulfre Gardens. It has fantastic views and the contrasting landscape encompasses rugged mountain terrain, the coastline to sublime beaches.
Menai Bridge, Anglesey
The short trip from Llandudno to Menai Bridge for lunch in Dylans restaurant is well worth it. There is a lovely circular walk from the restaurant that you can enjoy either to build up your appetite or walk off your meal. The route to the Belgian Promenade takes you underneath Thomas Telfords Suspension Bridge and loops back on itself. Dylans itself has a great atmosphere, service and food with beautiful views overlooking the Menai Straits.
Reserve your stay with Great Orme Getaways
Please do not hesitate in contacting us if you wish to check availability for either Haulfre Gardens Cottage or The Buoys Beachside Residence from where you can experience all of these walks.