A walk from Llandudno to Conwy to suit all abilities
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Spring is finally upon us, with the lighter evenings and warmer temperatures, come opportunities to get out and about in Llandudno. There are loads of walks I could tell you about, but for this one, we’re going from Llandudno to Conwy, starting not far from our property in Haulfre Gardens. If you’re staying with us, this is just one you can do from the doorstep.
West shore, through Deganwy, ending on Conwy Quay
- Distance: 6 miles
- Time: 2 to 2.5 hours
- Difficulty: Easy
- Elevation: Mostly flat
There’s not a walk more dramatic than one which takes in West Shore, one of Llandudno’s two beaches. Set against a backdrop taking in Puffin Island and Anglesey in the Conwy Estuary to the imposing Conwy Mountain, the walk is a feast for the senses. Finishing on Conwy’s historic quay, it’s a great way to spend an afternoon.
Start – Abbey Road, Llandudno
Begin from the end of Abbey Road on the West Shore side. Proceed to cross the road and make your way to West Shore beach. If the tide’s out, why not walk along the sand. This walk is best advised at low tide. For your convenience, the tide times for Llandudno can be found below.
Keep heading south towards Deganwy along the beach. As you continue, you will see the Conwy Estuary narrow, with Conwy Mountain and the Drum mountains overlooking the bay. Along this route, you will pass Llandudno’s golf club. Continue for approximately a mile and Marine Drive in Deganwy should soon come into view. At this point, we’ll take the pavement, leaving the beach behind.
Middle – Deganwy’s beautiful town
Deganwy is a vibrant community with a number of cafe’s, restaurants, shops and a handful of bars. Why not use this as an opportunity to grab a well-deserved cup of tea or a pint of beer? As you come to the end of Marine View, you will cross the railway line at a level crossing, and Deganwy’s attractive town centre comes into view.
You know when you’ve arrived, the station is adjacent to the level crossing and directly opposite the terrace of attractive local businesses.
Onward to Conwy!
Leaving the busy little town of Deganwy, continue down the road that runs parallel to the railway line. After a mile or so, the road leaves the railway, but continue down Glan-y-Mor road and soon you’ll see a flight of stairs that takes you up to a road overpass. As you ascend the stairs, the magnificent Conwy Castle comes into view.
Continue to walk down what is known locally as ‘Conwy Cob’ and cross over the mighty river Conwy. Now, as you approach the town’s medieval walls, drop down onto the Quay to conclude the walk.
Conwy has a wealth of heritage for you to explore, accompanied by restaurants and cafes. A walk to Conwy isn’t complete without a pint on the quay from the Liverpool Arms! This concludes the walk from Llandudno to Conwy.