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Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - In Business -

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

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