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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 Bates​8 – 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

Blackburn Coach

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

Burnley Coach

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

 

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