Olls around Llan­dudno

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for the west coast of the penin­sula.

Join­ing the coastal path the group made their way to what is called the ‘in­valids path’ but is 60ft high at the base of the Great Orme and a mag­nif­i­cent view­ing area.

The path ends up at the edge of Llan­dudno town.

Phil Gre­gory chose to walk the Llan­dudno Coun­try­side His­tor­i­cal Trail an easy walk of eight miles.

The walk went from the cen­tre of Llan­dudno and out to the Craig y Don area and onto the site of De­ganwy Cas­tle, they passed the his­toric Llan­ros church and St Mary’s Well, which sup­plied water to the area in days gone by.

Walk­ing a full cir­cle to ar­rive back through the Craig y Don area and a short hop back into the town.

The shorter of the walks of six miles was led by Val Hen­nessey, the group walked along the Prom­e­nade to­wards Happy Val­ley, this area was a for­mer quarry that had been de­vel­oped into gar­dens over­look­ing the pier.

Fol­low­ing paths along­side the ski and tobog­gan cen­tre along good paths to St Tudno’s church, the church has been a place of wor­ship since the 6th cen­tury when the Celtic monk Tudno be­gan his min­is­ter­ings.

An­other climb to paths on the Great Orme, which is a Vik­ing name for sea horse and re­ferred to as Llan­dudno’s mini moun­tain.

The walk­ers de­scended onto the road which runs around the Orme and con­tin­ued on un­til they met the junc­tion for the in­valids route walk­ing this back into Llan­dudno, en­route they met the wild Kash­miri goats which were orig­i­nally de­scended from sev­eral goats given by Queen Vic­to­ria to Lord Mostyn, and had flour­ished in the area.

It was a grey misty day but the town was still busy and the walk­ers en­joyed the sea breeze and their walks of the area par­tak­ing in some sea­sonal re­fresh­ment be­fore their jour­ney home.

The New Year brings a new pro­gramme for the Hal­ton walk­ers, on Jan­uary 20 they will travel to Prestatyn fol­lowed by Tod­mor­den on Fe­bru­ary 3.

To join phone 07842 160 944 or visit www.nm­cram­blers.org

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