Two walks from the summit of the Great Orme which can be combined to make a longer walk.
The trail leads over open grassland with spectacular views of the Liverpool Bay, the Carneddau range, the Menai Strait and Anglesey.
The landscape is rich in historical remains, from the Bronze age copper mines to the Second World War artillery school.
What Kind of Walk is it?
- Time: Allow 2½ hours for Route A, about 2 hours for Route B.
- Distance: Route A is 4.2 miles/6.7 km; Route B 3.2 miles/5.2 km.
- Paths: Grassy paths, tracks and roads. The paths are steep in places, so good walking shoes and boots are recommended.
- Dogs: Dogs should be kept under control, or on a lead; sheep and goats graze freely on the headland.
- Map: Explorer OL17.
- Refreshments: Available at the Summit Complex, which is open daily from Easter until the end of November, weekends only out of season. The Rest and Be Thankful Café is at the far end of the headland, on the Marine Drive.
- When walking along roads, walk on the right hand side in a single file. This beautiful headland can be very exposed, and weather conditions near the summit can be very different from those at sea level.
- Suitable footwear and clothing are essential for walking throughout the year
How Do I Get There?
- By train: There is a stop at Llandudno. Phone: 0845 7484950.
- By bus: Phone: Traveline Cymru 0871 200 22 33. www.travelinecymru.info
- By car: Follow the A55/A470 to Llandudno, then follow signs to the Great Orme Country Park. There is a Pay and Display car park at the summit.
By tram: The Great Orme Victorian Tramway runs daily between end of March and the end of October. Phone 01492 879306.
Please see below for a PDF copy of this walk route / leaflet. A number of publications are available to purchase. Please visit our Countryside Publications page for more information.
Great Orme historical trail