Olls around Llandudno
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.
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