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Great Orme summit trails


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The Great Orme, a beautiful limestone headland drenched in history, geology, archaeology, nature, views...
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The three summit trails take you directly from the Victorian town of Llandudno steeply up to discover The Orme. The trails are clearly waymarked with the Summit Trail logo disc.

Haulfre Gardens Trail:

What kind of walk is it?

  • Paths: Grassy paths, tracks and roads. The paths are steep in places, so good walking shoes and boots are recommended
  • Distance: 1.6.km/1 mile
  • Dogs: Dogs should be kept under control, or on a lead; sheep and goats graze freely on the headland
  • Walk grading: Easy / moderate
  • Map: If you want to purchase a map that covers this route, you will need the Explorer OL17. You can visit the Ordnance Survey website for more information or to purchase your map, or alternatively, these maps are widely available to purchase on the high street. You can download a route card for this walk below, but we always suggest you take an OS map in addition to any leaflet

Happy Valley

  • Paths: Grassy paths, tracks and roads. The paths are steep in places, so good walking shoes and boots are recommended
  • Distance: 2.4km/1.5 miles
  • Dogs: Dogs should be kept under control, or on a lead; sheep and goats graze freely on the headland
  • Walk grading: Moderate
  • Map: If you want to purchase a map that covers this route, you will need the Explorer OL17. You can visit the Ordnance Survey website for more information or to purchase your map, or alternatively, these maps are widely available to purchase on the high street. You can download a route card for this walk below, but we always suggest you take an OS map in addition to any leaflet

Zig Zag Trail

  • Paths: Grassy paths, tracks and roads. The paths are steep in places, so good walking shoes and boots are recommended
  • Distance: 1.6.km/1 mile
  • Dogs: Dogs should be kept under control, or on a lead; sheep and goats graze freely on the headland
  • Walk grading: Moderate
  • Map: If you want to purchase a map that covers this route, you will need the Explorer OL17. You can visit the Ordnance Survey website for more information or to purchase your map, or alternatively, these maps are widely available to purchase on the high street. You can download a route card for this walk below, but we always suggest you take an OS map in addition to any leaflet

How do I get there?

  • By train: There is a stop at Llandudno. Phone: 0845 7484950 www.nationalrail.co.uk
  • 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 Easter and the end of October. Phone 01492 879306

Be prepared!

  • When walking along roads, walk on the right hand side in a single file
  • Suitable footwear and clothing are essential for walking throughout the year
  • This beautiful headland can be very exposed, and weather conditions near the summit can be very different from those at sea level
  • Check the weather forecast
  • Countryside Code

Map

Additional walks on the Orme for you to discover are:

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