Coastal stro the town of
AGROUP of walkers from the Halton Ramblers visited the popular seaside resort of Llandudno on Sunday, December 23 for their Christmas walks.
The town was a favourite place for the Victorians and Edwardians who called it the ‘Queen of the North Wales Resorts’ and is a good base to explore Snowdonia and other parts of North Wales.
The town has many interesting places to visit and explore, it lies on a peninsula between two notable carboniferous headlands, the Great Orme and the Little Orme and has two waterfronts, the north shore, giving Llandudno it’s special appeal with a magnificent curving bay and the west shore a quieter area overlooking Conwy and famous as being the holiday home of the real Alice from Alice In Wonderland.
The pier in Llandudno is the longest in Wales and one of the finest recreational piers in Britain, with Punch and Judy still being performed by the Codman family who started it in 1860.
The town has other attractions such as the Great Orme Tramway, opened in 1902 and is the only cable hauled tramway still operating in Britain allowing young, old and disabled the chance to reach the summit of the Great Orme. There is also a ski and toboggan centre and the town has developed two self guided audio visual tour apps ‘The White Rabbit’ and ‘Alice In Wonderland Looking Glass’.
The walks started with the walkers on the longer of the walks leaving the coach at Llandudno Junction, the group was led by Ian Hilditch who crossed the River Conwy to start their steady ascent to open moorland and on to climb Moel Lus.
Dropping down to Capelulo the group followed paths to the Sychant Pass and on to Conwy Mountain.
Continuing from their they descended into Conwy and joined the North Wales Coastal path walking along this route back into Llandudno.
Peter Gallagher led a moderate B walk of 12 miles taking in the Little Orme then onto Angel Bay which is populated by a colony of grey seals.
Turning inland then to walk paths through fields and woodland, heading