5 fantastic walks around Llandudno and Conwy

Fancy stretching your legs? Conwy Council’s Access Warden Sian Williams chooses her favourite local walks, many of them featuring in the annual Conwy Walking Week festival. 

  • The historic Huw Tom Upland Walk

    Scenic view of the Conwy Valley
    Upper Conwy Valley

    This six-mile, linear route follows in the footsteps of the trade unionist Huw Thomas Edwards, recreating his daily walk to work in the slate quarries. Edwards went from humble beginnings to become known as the unofficial prime minister of Wales for his political leadership. The trail leads from Penmaenmawr on the coast to Rowen via the uplands of the Carneddau range. Look out for fantastic views of the Great Orme and Conwy Valley along the way.

  • North Wales Path via Conwy Mountain

    Couple walking along Conwy Mountain walking trail
    Conwy Mountain by Dylan Coleman

    The 13-mile linear route from Conwy to Llanfairfechan, a section of the 60-mile North Wales Path, takes the upland route. Leave the UNESCO-listed town walls of Conwy and head over Conwy Mountain, walking through history with an old hill fort, a Druids’ Circle and an old stone axe factory amongst the ancient sites. Finally, descend into the small seaside resort of Llanfairfechan for a spot of birdwatching to end the day. 

  • A short walk around Llandudno

    View of Deganwy from the Vadre Mountain
    Deganwy from the Vadre Mountain, Llandudno

    To soak up the natural splendour of the Orme, this four-mile, circular walk around the spectacular limestone headland is hard to beat. It combines stunning views of Liverpool Bay and the Menai Strait with close-up encounters with the indigenous flora and fauna, notably birdlife and rare butterflies. Afterwards, catch the tram or the cable car into Llandudno to reward yourself with some delicious post-hiking tea and cake. 

  • A short walk around Llanfairfechan

    View across bay from Llanfairfechan with Great Orme in background
    Llanfairfechan, Llandudno by Flawless!

    For jaw-dropping views of mountains and coast, there are five short, circular walks around the town of Llanfairfechan, all of them two to four-miles long. They offer contrasting environments to explore with all starting from the car park on Station Road. The options include a ramble around a salt marsh, woodland, an old quarry, a local nature reserve and a walk around the town itself. The town acts as the trailhead for a variety of other walks. 

  • Great Orme headland nature trail

    Great Orme Tram

    Great Orme tramline, Llandudno

    To soak up the natural splendour of the Orme, this four-mile, circular walk around the spectacular limestone headland is hard to beat. It combines stunning views of Liverpool Bay and the Menai Strait with close-up encounters with the indigenous flora and fauna, notably birdlife and rare butterflies. Afterwards, catch the tram or the cable car into Llandudno to reward yourself with some delicious post-hiking tea and cake. 

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