Let this be the month that you discover North Wales on foot as it is the perfect destination for walkers with its sweeping mountains, glistening lakes, fabulous countryside and breathtaking coastline. There is a walk for everyone whether it be a leisurely stroll or a strenuous hike, so here’s our list of top walks which guarantee an outdoor experience to remember.
The Wales Coast Path
Wales is the first country in the world to have a dedicated footpath that follows the entire stretch of its 870-mile coastline.
390 miles of this path runs along the North Wales coastline, with 34.5 miles in Conwy, but you don’t have to go far to get on it as it is literally outside The Four Star Imperial Hotel’s doorstep in the seaside resort of Llandudno.
Turn right out of the hotel and the Path will take you along the Promenade up to the Little Orme where there’s a newly surfaced wheelchair access path taking you out to Angel Bay, which is where you can often see grey seals basking on the rocks. This circular walk is 5.1 miles, but you can take the Path on to Colwyn Bay if you want to go further.
Turn left out of the hotel and you’ll be walking on the Promenade towards Llandudno Pier and can then head up the Great Orme. There are a number of Summit Trails on the Great Orme which range from 1 to 1.5 miles long or you can do a circular route of nearly 14 miles, or take one of the trails and continue along the Path on to Conwy where you can admire King Edward I’s strategically built Conwy Castle and Town Walls. Make sure you take time out on the Great Orme Summit to admire the views of Anglesey, the Isle of Man and the Lake District.
Conwy Mountain is the Coast Path’s inland option with a 3 mile path. Standing proud to the west of Conwy it has a good network of paths as well as excellent views from the summit.
Start planning your next coastal adventure with a stay at The Imperial Hotel, Llandudno