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Great Orme Nature Trail

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The Great Orme is a wonderful place for wildlife and flowers, come, explore and discover on the Nature Trail. The route starts and finishes at the summit (right by the carpark) and the trail is clearly waymarked. There is plenty to see on the ground but don’t forget to look up at the spectacular views to the Carneddau mountains, the Menai Straights and Anglesey, the Irish Sea and Liverpool Bay.

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: 6.5 km/4 miles (longer route) or 5.5 km/3.5 miles (shorter route)
  • Dogs: Dogs should be kept under control, or on a lead; sheep and goats graze freely on the headland
  • 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 (open all year with some exceptions) is at the far end of the headland, on Marine Drive
  • 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

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.  
  • 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
  • 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
  • Check the weather forecast
  • Countryside Code


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