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the best walks near Aberconwy

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August 2, 2022 · 10 MIN READ

Enjoy the fresh air and make the most of the beautiful outdoors in North Wales, especially around Conwy.

If you own a holiday home at our Aberconwy Resort & Spa and want to make the most out of the local area we’ve got you covered. There are so many things to see and do around the area so we’ve put together this blog focusing on the best walks near Aberconwy. Whether you are wanting a full day out or just a few hours exploring we’ve listed a variety of walks that are perfect for both. Have a read below and see which ones you are going to try out on your next day out.

Walk up & down the Great Orme

  • start point: Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 2LE
  • duration: 2 hours
  • distance: 7km
  • difficulty: 3/5, gradual and steep grass hills and steps

The Great Orme stands around 679ft at the summit and makes a great day out for all ages. If you start from the bottom in Llandudno there is so much to see and do on your way up to the top, and the views are incredible. Once you walk through the Happy Valley Botanical Gardens you will end up at the Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre where you can stop for a drink and have a go on the artificial ski slope or toboggan. Then keep walking to the summit where you will find the Great Orme Summit Complex which has incredible views, dining and a gift shop.

Aber Falls

  • start point: LL33 0LD or LL33 0LP
  • duration: 1.5-2.5 hours
  • distance: 4.5-6km
  • difficulty: 2/5, gradual slopes and stone paths

Where you park for walking to Aber Falls will depend on where you park, there are two car parks you can use, one is at the bottom of the lane just off the A55 and the other is at the top of the lane. Either way the walk is gradual, from following the path you will end up at the 120ft waterfall. From there you can either walk back the same way or have an explore around the area and loop round to make your way back to your car. It’s a great few hours out and a stunning walk in Snowdonia without having to walk up Snowdon.

Snowdon via Llanberis Path

  • start point: Llanberis, LL55 4TD
  • duration: 7 hours
  • distance: 14.5km
  • difficulty: 4/5, continuous steep climbs

Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and makes a great walk if you are looking for something challenging. The best route and most popular for beginners would be the Llanberis Path. It can take you around 7 hours to go up and back down and the ascent is around 975 metres high. All the way up you can appreciate the incredible views across Snowdonia with all the lakes and the rest of the mountain range. There is a small café half way which has hot and cold drinks and some snacks and then there is a larger café at the summit too.

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Conwy Mountain

  • start point: Mountain Road, Conwy, LL32 8PU
  • duration: 2 hours
  • distance: 4.5km
  • difficulty: 3/5, gradual and steep inclines to the top

Conwy Mountain is just around the corner from Aberconwy and offers some impressive views across North Wales. There are so many places you can start your walk up Conwy Mountain but this one is a fairly smaller loop starting on Mountain Road. You will go across grassy paths and lanes that will take you all the way up to the top. If you wanted there are also 9km and 13-14km routes that you can do as well.

The Great Orme Circular Walk

  • start point: Dale Rd, Llandudno, LL30 2BG
  • duration: 2 hours
  • distance: 9km
  • difficulty: 3/5, gradual inclines with proper paths

Enjoy stunning views and a decent walk with the Great Orme circular walk. You can start at the car park at West Shore Beach and then walk all the way around the Great Orme and end up in Llandudno before completing the circle back to your parked car. Half way around the Orme is a little café where you can stop for a drink and a sweet treat and you will find various little tracks that can take you up to the top of the Orme if you are wanting an extra walk. It’s a great walk and is along the road that cars use to go around the Orme.

Llyn Brenig Walking Trail

  • start point: Cerrigydrudion, Conwy, LL21 9TT
  • duration: 4 hours
  • distance: 15km
  • difficulty: 3/5, long walk with gradual inclines

Llyn Brenig is a reservoir in the Denbigh Moors with over 2500 acres of forest, moorland and lakes to explore. One of the largest walks you can do here is the walking trail which takes around 4 hours and is 15km in distance but it’s the perfect walk to see everything that the area has to offer. There are also SUP and kayak hire available to use on the lake along with a visitors centre with a café and information about Llyn Brenig.

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