5th September 2021
Coach Trip to Llandudno
Llandudno is a coastal town in north Wales. It’s known for North Shore Beach and 19th-century Llandudno Pier, with shops and a games arcade. Northwest of town, the cliffs of Great Orme headland jut into the sea.
The many walks in this arae offer spectacular views of Liverpool Bay, the Carneddau range, the Menai Strait and Anglesey. The Great Orme consists of mainly limestone grassland, with heathland, limestone pavement, scrub, woodland and sea cliffs. It is of importance for its landscape, wildlife, geology and its history.
On this trip there will be a B walk to the Little Orme.
The C & D walkers will explore the Great Orme, The Summit Trail, the Historic Trail or the Nature Trail.
Walks Information – there is one drop off point in Llandudno.
Independent/self-guided walkers and day visitors (not walking) will be dropped off in Llandudno.
B walk Leader: Tony Culverhouse 9.5 miles Moderate - Little Orme
We head east out of Llandudno into Crag-side to climb the Little Orme. After admiring the views, we descend into Penrhyn Bay town. We walk through a part of the not unattractive town until the view opens up to the south with fields and woods stretching to the distant mountains. Paths and lanes take us into the villages of Glanwyddan and Bryn Pedew, with a nature reserve in between. We then loop north through fields and woods to St David’s College (reminiscent of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts) before we descend into Llandudno. Nothing strenuous, a few short climbs up the Little Orme and through woodlands.
C & D walks We leave the coach in Llandudno and following the olive markers we make our way up the one-mile easiest route on the Haulfre Gardens Trail to the Great Orme Summit. At some stage there will be an opportunity to look around the Visitor Centre at The Summit. Here you can find out about the local wildlife, the Great Orme geologyand the amazing historical story of the Great Orme through the ages.
People wanting to do the D Walk Nature Trail, but not wanting to walk to the summit, can take the Tramway but it is Adults - £8.50 / £9.50 return. Single tickets are available if you wish to take the Tramway up and then walk down. Tickets from Victoria Station, Church Walks, Llandudno or the Summit.
Please remember that on the Great Orme the terrain consists of uneven ground with steep hills on grassy paths and tracks. If you wish to return to Llandudno earlier than the C & D walks then you can walk any of the summit trails in reverse by following the “TO TOWN” waymarkers. Leaflets available at The Summit.
C walk Leader: Michael Bates8 – 9 miles Moderate - Great Orme
The C walk will explore the Great Orme using the 6.6 mile Historical Trail as the base of their walk before descending back to Llandudno via the Happy Valley Trail (longest route) or the steep Zig-Zag route at the discretion of the walk leader and subject to the weather conditions on the day.
D walk Leader: Frank Mason 7 miles Moderate – Great Orme
The D walk will explore the Great Orme using the 4-mile Nature Trail and other footpaths paths as the base of their walk before descending back to Llandudno via the Happy Valley Trail or another route at the discretion of the walk leader and subject to the weather conditions on the day.
If you want to do a self-guided walk, then you must tell the Courier or Coach Secretary. You will be given a coach ramble contact number. It is important for safety reasons that independent walkers leave details of your names, a brief route or map and a contact mobile number with the Coach Secretary or Coach Courier as we need this information in case of an incident.
Morning (Outward) Pick-Up Points
08:00 Clitheroe : York Street
08:05 Whalley : King Street
08:10 Harwood : Harwood Bar
08:15 Rishton : The Roebuck
08:25 Accrington : Victoria Hospital
08:30 Accrington :Whalley Rd, Kwik Fit
08:35 Oswaldtwistle : The Civic Theatre
08:40 Oswaldtwistle : Black Dog
08:50 Blackburn : Penny Street
08:50 Ewood : Empire Theatre
08:55 Darwen : Lynwood Avenue
09:00 Darwen : Boots Duckworth St
08:00 Nelson : Walton lane, Leeds Road
08:02 Colne : Colne Bus Station
08:05 Colne : Library
08:10 Colne : Alkincoates
08:15 Barrowford : Heritage Centre
08:20 Nelson : Bus Station
08:30 Brierfield : Town Hall
08:35 Burnley : Brennard Street
08:40 Burnley : Bus Station
08:40 Burnley : Tim Bobbin
08:45 Padiham : Whitegates
08:50 Padiham : Town Hall
09:00 Clayton : Hare and Hounds