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Llandudno Junction to Glan Conwy active travel route

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Proposals for an improved walking, wheeling and cycling route between Glan Conwy and Llandudno Junction.
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What are the issues?

There is currently no active travel route between Glan Conwy and Llandudno Junction.  The existing paths are unsuitable and difficult to access for all users.

About the project

The project is to provide an active travel route between Glan Conwy and the RSPB entrance at A55 Junction 18.  This will connect with the new active travel scheme being carried out by Welsh Government at Junction 18 and also link to the bridge to the Cob for onward travel to Conwy.

Following options appraisal and public consultation, Option 4 has been selected as the preferred route.

Read about the public consultation.

This route includes:

  • New bridge crossing over Conwy Valley Railway line from A470 lay-by
  • Ramp access from bridge to path between railway and Afon Ganol
  • New bridge crossing over Afon Ganol
  • Shared use path for walking, cycling and wheeling around perimeter of RSPB reserve to visitors’ centre
  • Shared use path to A55 Junction 18
  • Improved path to bridge at Conwy Cob

Since the funding was confirmed, we have been working on the design of two new bridges to modern standards and agreeing the preferred route alignment with key stakeholders.  The bridges and shared use path will be accessible to all, suitable and wide enough for pedestrians, cyclists, wheelchair users, prams, and mobility scooters.



Who’s funding this?

The early stages of this design work were funded by Welsh Government’s Active Travel Fund.  The Council has successfully bid for Levelling Up Fund money to build this active travel route.


Onward route

We are working with Welsh Government on the onward route from the lay-by to Glan Conwy village centre.

We have also started looking at strategic options for the Môr I’r Mynydd / Coast to Valley active travel route from Llandudno Junction to Betws y Coed, which is a longer term project.

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