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Great Orme nature trail


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A circular walk around the headland, starting and finishing at the summit. There is an option to take a slightly shorter route. The trail is clearly waymarked with a specific logo disc to aid walkers. The leaflet describes just some of the Great Orme's wildlife. The walk takes in spectacular views of Liverpool Bay and the Irish Sea, the Carneddau mountains, the Menai Strait and Anglesey.

What Kind of Walk is it?

Time: Approximately 3 hours (longer route) or 2½ hours (shorter route).

Distance: 6.5 km/4 miles (longer route) or 5.5 km/3.5 miles (shorter route).

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 October, weekends only out of season. The Rest And Be Thankful Café is at the far end of the headland, on the Marine Drive.

All times and distances are approximate.

Take Care!

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.

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 nature trail

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